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

Opening hours

This week:

Day of week Opening hours
Sunday and saturday 12–17
Monday Closed
Tuesday, wednesday and friday 11–17
Thursday 11–19

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 50
Students/pensioners/concessions/groups of more than 10: NOK 30
Free entry for all on Thursdays.

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 and Conservation)
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.