The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art first opened its doors in 1990. It shows temporary exhibitions of both loaned works and works from its own collections. Visitors can see five permanent installations: Per Inge Bjørlo’s Inner Space V. The Goal, Ilya Kabakov’s The Garbage Man: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away, and two gallery rooms dedicated to Louise Bourgeois. 

The National Museum’s collection of contemporary art contains some 5,000 works by Norwegian and international artists from the years since 1945. The collection covers a broad spectrum of genres and media: painting, print-making, drawing, photography, sculpture, objects, installation and video-art.

 Address: Bankplassen 4, Oslo

Trams: 12, 13, 19 to Kongens gate
Metro: Stortinget station. All lines stop here
Bus: 60 to Bankplassen, 30, 31 to Kongens gate, 32 to Dronningens gate

 Opening hours




The main entrance has steps and signage directing to the side entrance around the corner. The side entrance is step-free with entrance control. For more information, see