A building in marble and grey stone. Modern architecture.  Blue sky wit some clouds.
The National Museum of Norway.
Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Børre Høstland
  • 11–12 June 2022

All tickets for the opening weekend are now reserved. You are still welcome at the Museum Square or to watch the broadcast of the opening event at 12. You can now buy tickets for the rest of the summer.

The opening will be streaming here from 11.45 on June 11 (in Norwegian)

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After the opening ceremony we will be streaming a video tour including among others The Baldishol Tapstry, Edvard Munch, The Sverre Fehn room, Vibeke Tandberg's Undo and the painting who was voted "Norway's national painting" Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg.

Welcome to the official opening of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design!  

The opening weekend kicks off with a big celebration at the museum plaza at noon on Saturday 11 June to which everyone is welcome. There will be music, speeches and an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to as many people as can fit in the plaza outside the museum. The event will be also broadcast live.  
Admission to the National Museum is free during the opening weekend, but you must reserve tickets and book the time of your visit. The time shown on your ticket tells you when you must show up at the entrance to be admitted. 
The opening weekend is now fully booked. 

Tickets for the rest of the summer is for sale here.

Programme for the opening weekend: 


  • 11:00 Public admitted to the museum plaza 
  • 12:00 Opening event with music, speaches and cutting of the ribbon
  • 13:00 Doors to the museum opens for those who have bought tickets
  • 14.00 Francesca Grilli's performance Family is performed inside the museum
  • 17.00 Francesca Grilli's performance Family is performed inside the museum
  • 20.30 Francesca Grilli's performance Family is performed inside the museum
  • 23:00 Museum closes 11.30 
    On Sunday, the museum is open from 10:00 to 23:00. 
    The shops in the National Museum and in Stasjonsmesterboligen, the café, Bollebar and the library will be open to everyone during the opening weekend.

List of works

Máret Ánne Sara, “Pile o’Sápmi Supreme”, 2017

Unidentified artist, “The Baldishol Tapestry”, 1040–1190

Vernon, Silkehuset, “Coronation Dress for Queen Maud”, 1906

Archive photo: DigitaltMuseum

Archive photo: Nasjonalbiblioteket

Peter Dundas, “Ciaras dress for The Met Gala 2019. Camp: Notes on Fashion”, 2019

Peter Dundas, Emilio Pucci, “Poppy Delevingne’s Dress”, 2014

Peter Dundas, Emilio Pucci, “Gala Dress for H.R.H. Crown Princess Mette-Marit”, 2012

Peter Dundas, Roberto Cavalli, “Kim Kardashian‘s Gala Dress”, 2015

Peter Dundas, “Emily Ratajkowski’s jumpsuit”, 2017

Peter Dundas, “Emily Blunt’s gold outfit”, 2018

Sol LeWitt, “Wall Drawing #839”, 1998/2021

Theodor Kittelsen, “Far, far away Soria Moria Palace shimmered like Gold”, 1900

Theodor Kittelsen, “The Water Sprite”, 1904

Hanna Pauli, “The Princess”, 1896

Theodor Kittelsen, “The Sea Monster”, 1881

Dyre Kristofer Vaa, “The Fairy Tale”, 1931

Theodor Kittelsen, “Illustration for ‘The Bear and the Fox’”, 1884

Sverre Fehn, “Norwegian Pavilion for the World Exposition in Brussels”, 1956–58

Sverre Fehn, “Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale”, 1962

Pavilion in Venice, 1962. Foto: Ferruzzi

Pavilion in Brussels, 1958. Foto: Lucien Hervé

Sverre Fehn, “Venice Chair”, 1963

Enrico Ciuti, Marco Del Corno, “Decima Triennale di Milano”, 1954

Arne Korsmo, Grete Prytz Kittelsen, “The Herring Table”, 1954

Arne Korsmo, Grete Prytz Kittelsen, prod. J. Tostrup, Server, “Lazy Susan”, 1954

Prod. PLUS, Table runner, ca. 1970

Terje Ekstrøm, prod. Tandbergs radiofabrikk, Speaker, “Fasett, serie 2”, 1975

Hans Ehrich og Tom Ahlström, prod. Checkpoint Systems Inc., Queue ticket dispenser, “D 80”, 1976

Jac. Jacobsen, prod. Luxo ASA, Desk lamp, “Luxo L-1P”, 1961

Mathias Molden, Safety light, “Bluss”, 2018

Emil Gustafsson, Brooch, “Social Distance Alert”, 2015

Prod. Earin AB, Wireless earbuds, “Earin M-1”, 2015

Christian Lockenwitz, prod. Oticon Medical, Hearing aid, “Neuro 2”, 2017

Snø Designstudio AS, No Isolation AS, Robot, “AV1”, 2016

Vibeke Tandberg, “Undo # 4”, 2003

Vibeke Tandberg, “Undo # 7”, 2003

Torbjørn Kvasbø, “Tube Forms Floor”, 2012–2013

Hannah Ryggen, “Daybreak”, 1936

Hannah Ryggen, “Horror”, 1936

Hannah Ryggen, “The Use of Hands”, 1949

Harriet Backer, “Blue Interior”, 1883

Johan Christian Dahl, “View From Stalheim”, 1842

Harald Sohlberg, “Winternight in the Mountains”, 1914

Edvard Munch, “The Scream”, 1893

Edvard Munch, “Madonna”, 1894

Edvard Munch, “Death in the Sickroom”, 1893

Edvard Munch, “Dance of Life”, 1899–190