Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo

Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo (must see)

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 attraction and the nearby Fram Museum sit adjacent to a harbor which houses many historic boats, including the Arctic Gjøa 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.

The Norwegian Maritime Museum is situated at Bydgønes, on the coast of the Bygdøy peninsula, next to the Fram Museum. Admission is 120 kroner for adults, with concessions available. 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
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour  

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Learn more about the religious life of Oslo by taking this walking tour of the city’s most important sacred sights. An interesting variety of design, including Protestant and Catholic churches, can be found in Oslo Hanshaugen borough.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the most interesting sites of the borough, including Frogner Church, Oslo City Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen used to be small villages not far from the main settlement, then called Christiania. Today these neighborhoods are perfect for exploring historical and cultural heritage of Norway capital. This tour will guide you through the St. Hanshaugen Park, Zoologisk Museum, Botanisk Hage og Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Sentrum Walk

Sentrum Walk

Sentrum, meaning city-center, is located on the southeast side of the city near the inner Oslofjord. The district is dominated by high buildings and valuable tourist attractions. Take this tour to visit Ibsen Museum, as well as Stortinget, National Theater, University of Oslo, National Gallery, Oslo Cathedral and many others.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

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