Venues

Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

Founded in 1876, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design was one of the first of its kind in Europe. In addition to temporary exhibitions, attractions include the permanent exhibitions “Design and Craft 1905–2005”, “STYLE 1100–1905”, The Costume Galleries and The Collections for Glass and Ceramics.

Ranging from antique Greek vases and East Asian art objects through to recent European design, the museum’s collection contains some 35,000 artefacts illustrating the history of costume, fashion design, textiles, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and other craft forms. Highlights include the 12th century Baldishol tapestry, the royal costume collection, Nøstetangen glass and Herrebøe faience.

Location

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design is located in St. Olavs gate 1. 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 12.00–16.00
Sunday 12.00–16.00
Monday closed