Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo

Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo

The Norwegian Maritime Museum opened in 1914 and is housed in an award-winning modernist building. It contains a number of interesting exhibits charting the coastal and maritime culture and history of Norway. Two permanent video installations demonstrate life on Norway’s long, exposed coastline, whilst there are also areas of the museum devoted to the country’s maritime traditions – including shipping, fishing, ship building and marine archaeology.

The museum sits adjacent to a harbor which houses many historic boats, including the Arctic Gjoa ship captained by Roald Amundsen, and the three-masted schooner Svanen. Norway’s oldest surviving boat, the Stokkebaten, is also housed within the museum, alongside a fine collection of local maritime paintings and model boats. The museum complex also contains a library, shop, and an affordable café.

Entry is free with an Oslo Pass. The museum can be accessed from the city center via the local ferry service.

Why You Should Visit:
There aren't necessarily many dazzling things to see here, but there are a lot of smaller very intricate boat models on display.
As you climb through the floors, the museum gets better and better until you reach the top where you can enjoy the interactive sailing opportunities.
There are also many informative panels that tell you all about Norwegian maritime history, world maritime trade, and world maritime customs.

Tip:
Walk about the banks of the Oslo Fjord located behind the museum.

Opening Hours:
Daily: (Oct-Apr): 11am-4pm; (May-Sep): 10am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Norwegian Maritime Museum
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway (See walking tours in Oslo)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
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Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles

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