These past holidays were on a family trip through the capital of Norway and apart from other activities that I will speak (including more museums), visited five highly recommended museums to go with children in Oslo.
The majority in the city center are very interesting options to enjoy with the little ones, to get them closer to art, architecture, Norwegian culture, values such as peace and tolerance … and for Supposed to have a great time. Also, the good thing is that all these museums are perfect for both family and any other plan.
Norwegian Folk Museum
Norwegian Folk Museum or the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum) is probably most enjoy the museum small family. In order to go through it completely we can spend a whole day perfectly (eye to the reduced schedules in winter) and in any case, you will not be able to spend less of half day in him.
It is a large open-air museum, a sort of “theme park” about Norway that takes us through the different eras of the country, its culture, its customs, life on the farm … The truth is that we feel like Part of a story, living in other times and in enchanted forests.
We expect a total of 155 traditional houses from different Norwegian regions, many can roam around and even inside some find to their “people” dressed in traditional costumes and live preparing typical food, weaving … The “zoo” with animals Of farm is quite an attraction.
There are numerous activities for children, especially in the summer season: dances, cake making, handicrafts, horse carriage rides, Christmas market … In addition, children can learn about Sami culture or traditional Norwegian games in different exhibitions.
The Norwegian Folk Museum is open daily, admission costs 130 Norwegian kroner (NOK) for adults and NOK 40 for children 6 to 15 years, but there is a family ticket for 260 NOK. The museum is somewhat removed from the city center, on the Bydog peninsula, so you have to get there by bus 30 (in high season a ferry will drop us off).
Oslo with children: The Nobel Peace Center
The Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter) is a gift for visitors, whether age they are, but especially for those who are the future and our world as needed to enhance values such as peace and harmony among Towns.
At the Nobel Prize Center know this and so at the entrance we can take an activity magazine aimed at children, which can be completed throughout the visit. A very pleasant, creative and interactive tour with many audiovisual stops that bring us closer to Alfred Nobel and Nobel Peace Prize winners who, unlike the other prizes, delivered in Sweden, is delivered in Oslo.
The Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Center is closed on Mondays. Admission for adults is 100 NOK, while children under 16 are free. The building corresponds to the old railway station, in the heart of Oslo, between the City Hall and the Aker Brigge area, next to the promenade.
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Trip to Oslo with children: National Gallery
The National Gallery of Oslo (Nasjonalgalleriet) is part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo Norway. This is a must visit for anyone, since it contains the largest collection of Norwegian art from the country, Nordic art and international art, from the early nineteenth century to the present day.
Throughout their galleries, the children will contemplate works by the most recognized artists such as Picasso, Degás, Monet, Rodin, El Greco, Van Dyck … And, of course, they will also be able to pose next to the famous Munch painting, Imitating “The Scream”. In the same room are exhibited others of the main paintings of Edvard Munch. Painting and sculpture, prints and documents, tapestries, furniture … make up a valuable collection.
In fact, although those cited are the authors that most caught our attention, their collection covers practically all the epochs of art history, from ancient Egypt to the twenty-first century.
Created in 1842, this collection was located in the Royal Palace of Oslo until 1882, when it moved to its current location, a historicist-style brick building, located in the center of the city.
Oslo’s National Gallery is closed on Mondays and admission is free on Thursdays. The remaining days cost 100 NOK for adults (children always free). It is a very large museum and therefore can be dedicated several hours, although this will depend on how restless (or tired) the children are.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo (Museet for samtidskunst) is a part of the National Museum of art, architecture and design. In it, each room is a real surprise for children, who can also approach many of the works and interact with different artistic montages. The museum displays a selection of Norwegian and international art of our day and also features temporary exhibitions of Norwegian and foreign artists. The tour we did was very fun, because the girls were discovering many rooms opening the doors themselves and “clearing” the ones they already knew, not without making a rather labyrinthine mess …
The museum is closed on Mondays and admission is free on Thursdays. The remaining days cost 50 Norwegian kroner for adults (children always free). I recommend, after visiting this museum, to rest, to regain strength or to run for a while by the pleasant Bankplassen square, since right next door we have a new museum to visit.
Oslo Architecture Museum
The National Museum of Architecture (Nasjonalmuseet – Arkitektur) is part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo in Norway and is adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Art, so we do not move followed visits. It is quite smaller than the previous ones. It has interesting temporary exhibitions, in our case were very fun for the little ones, since they included a sample of ginger houses (with cookies to taste) and a room that invites them to put themselves in the skin of famous thieves and poses challenges Like stealing a diamond, raising a gold bullion … In addition, there is a space specially designed for them, to make their constructions, their drawings … and have fun playing.
The schedule and prices of this museum is like the previous one. Closed on Mondays and admission is free on Thursdays. The remaining days cost 50 Norwegian kroner for adults (children always free).
Entrance to all these museums is free with the Oslo Pass tourist card. Of course, there are many other interesting tours to perform in the Norwegian capital and soon return to them, for now we are left with this five museums to go with children in Oslo. How many points are you?