The National Museum – Architecture presents temporary exhibitions with contemporary and historical architectural themes.

Opening hours

Day of week Opening hours
Sunday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday 10–18
Monday Closed

All exceptions to the opening hours

  • 23 December 2022 25 December 2022

    Closed: Christmas holiday

  • 31 December 2022 1 January 2023

    Closed: New Year


Adults: NOK 60
Students/pensioners/concessions/groups of more than 10: NOK 40

Free admission:
Children (under and including the age of 18)
Schools (grunnskole/videregående skole)
Art students with valid student ID (Art, Design, Architecture, Art History, Museology, Conservation and Aesthetics)
Companion (with companion card)

The museum building

The National Museum – Architecture is a destination in itself. The museum building is a combination of classicism and modernism – a meeting between Christian Heinrich Grosch (1801–1865) and Sverre Fehn (1924–2009), two central architects in Norwegian art history.

About the National Museum – Architecture's collection:

  • The collection includes drawings and photographic documentation, models and other objects.
  • This is Norway's largest architecture collection and consists of more than 300,000 artefacts, dating from the 1830's and up until today.
  • Important architects whose works are in the collection are: Ove Bang, Blakstad & Munthe-Kaas, Wenche Selmer, Jan & Jon, Knut Knutsen, Arne Korsmo, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Magnus Poulsson, Erling Viksjø and Sverre Fehn.

Location and access

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    Bankplassen 3, 0151, Oslo

Tram: 12, 13, 15, 19 to Øvre slottsgate

Bus: 30, 31, 32, 54 to Kvadraturen

Metro: Stortinget station. All lines stop here.


Wheelchair access: The main entrance is reached by a flight of stairs. Beside the stairs you will see a sign to the entrance at the back of the building. The rear entrance is step-free with access control, and visitors are accompanied into the building. There is a lift to all floors.