The National Museum – Architecture is being rehabilitated

The National Museum – Architecture is being rehabilitated in 2023. There are no exhibitions available during this period and the museum is closed while Statsbygg is improving the building. The study room is open upon request.

The National Museum – Architecture presents temporary exhibitions with contemporary and historical architectural themes. The museum has a collection of architectural drawings, models and other artifacts, from the 1830's up until today.

Opening hours

Day of week Opening hours
Sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and saturday Closed

The study room

The study room is open upon request on Thursdays 10:00–15:00. Send a request to book an appointment to at least three business days in advance.

Find more information about the study room here

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's architecture 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.