Venues

The National Museum – Architecture

The National Museum – Architecture

The National Museum – Architecture opened in 2008. The main building, designed by Christian Heinrich Grosch (1801–1865), was completed in 1830 as a division office for Norges Bank. It was adapted and extended by Sverre Fehn (1924–2009), who was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1997.

The building is a juxtaposition of classicism and modernist architecture – an encounter between Grosch and Fehn, Norway’s most important architects of the 19th and 20th centuries respectively. The museum’s temporary exhibitions explore both contemporary architecture and historical themes. The architecture collection includes drawings and photographic material, in addition to models and other objects. A new permanent exhibition with works from the architecture collection opens in Autumn 2014. 

Location

The National Museum – Architecture is located on Bankplassen 3 in Oslo. Larger map and more information

Opening hours

Tuesday 11.00–17.00
Wednesday 11.00–17.00
Thursday 11.00–19.00
Friday 11.00–17.00
Saturday 12.00–17.00
Sunday 12.00–17.00
Monday closed