The National Gallery

Founded in 1837, the National Gallery houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

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The National Gallery temporarily closed after 13 January 2019.

The new National Museum opens in 2020. To secure a safe moving process the National Gallery has to be temporarily closed, as it's unsafe to combine with normal operations.

"Harald Sohlberg. Infinite Landscapes", which runs through 13 January 2019, will be the final exhibition in the National Gallery for the time being.

The public will be kept informed about when the National Gallery opens again.

The National Gallery will have extended opening hours from 4 January to 13 January 


The Scream, Madonna, The Sick Child, and The Dance of Life are but some of the highlights of the museum’s ample collection of works by Edvard Munch. Important works by other leading Norwegian artists, such as J.C. Dahl and Thomas Fearnley, are also presented. Other highlights include Tidemand and Gude’s national-romantic masterpiece Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord as well as the perhaps most important work of Norwegian neo-romanticism, Harald Sohlberg’s Winter Night in the Mountains. Christian Krohg is well represented in the exhibition as well, with key works such as the poignant Albertine to See the Police Surgeon.

International art works

Foreign works of art will include Greco-Roman sculptures and several paintings by the German artist Lucas Cranach. The Penitent Mary Magdalene by the female Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi will be one of the featured highlights from the Baroque era.

 Address: Universitetsgata 13, Oslo

All buses and trams to Nationaltheatret and Tullinløkka

 Opening hours

Opening hours from 4 January–13 January 
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10–21
Saturday and Sunday: 11–21
On 9 January the museum will be open 10–17


Prices for entrance to the National Gallery increased April 3 2018. Unfortunately, the information material of all our external partners has not been successfully updated. We ask for understanding that the National Museum is not responsible for information and marketing material from others.

Wheelchair entrance

There is a separate street-level door at the centre of the main stairway (please press the buzzer). The building has a lift. There are two municipal handicap parking spaces right by the entrance.