The National Museum – Architecture opened again on Thursday 14 May. Villa Stenersen is open every Sunday throughout summer.

As a result of new guidelines from the Institute of Public Health, we can again open for visitors, with certain restrictions.

Welcome back to the National Museum – Architecture!

The National Museum – Architecture opened again on Thursday, 14 May.

Opening hours are as usual:
Monday: closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11–17
Thursday: 11–19
Saturday, Sunday: 12–17

The National Museum follows the government's guidelines, so it should be safe to visit the museum:

  • A maximum of 50 people can be in the museum at a time.
  • The audience must keep at least 1 meter distance to each other and to the museum staff.
  • Inside the Vault there is limited space. A security guard will ensure that only two people can be in there at a time.
  • If there is a queue to enter the museum, we ask that the audience stand in line on the outside with the necessary distance between each other.
  • Contactless payment is recommended.
  • The wardrobe is closed for the purpose of infection control. Large handbags, bags and umbrellas are not allowed inside the showrooms, so we ask visitors to keep this in mind.
  • Antibac will be available at the entrance and in the showrooms.

We are currently showing the exhibition Wilhelm von Hanno - Architect and drawing in Christiania:

Wilhelm von Hanno (1826-1882) is one of the most important and productive architects of the 19th century. Through a series of acquisitions in recent years, the National Museum has built up a large collection of both architectural drawings and fascinating report-like sketchbooks from Hanno's work.

In addition, we show the exhibitions Housing Design and Ola Mørk Sandvik – a Norwegian Bauhaus student.

Welcome back to Villa Stenersen!

Villa Stenersen opened again to the public on Sunday 24 May.

Villa Stenersen will be open every Sunday throughout the summer 12–16.

The National Museum follows the government's guidelines, so it should be safe to visit Villa Stenersen:

  • A maximum of 10 people can be inside Villa Stenersen at a time.
  • The audience must keep at least 1 meter distance to each other and to our employees.
  • If there is a queue, we ask that the audience queue on the outside with the necessary distance between each other.
  • Antibac and disposable gloves will be available at the entrance.

Villa Stenersen was designed by architect Arne Korsmo on behalf of the art collector and financier Rolf E. Stenersen in 1937–1939. The house is one of Korsmo's most well-known works and one of the most central buildings in Norwegian functionalism.