This Saturday you can visit a handfull of Oslo museums free of charge!
Akershus festning, building 21
Norway was occupied by Germany for five years during the second World War, from 1940 to 1945. The museum portray the Resistance movement’s battle against the germans.
The museum is Norway’s national centre for modern art. There are permanent and temporary exhibitions of international and Norwegian artists. Perhaps the only museum in the world where visitors can leave behind bags and coats in a vault – the museum is located in the monumental 95-year-old former headquarters of the Norwegian National Bank.
Sars’ gate 1
Here you’ll find: Greenhouses, the Zoological Museum and the Geological Museum (with a full-sized T-rex) and the Botanical Gardens (see “Parklife” for info on the Gardens). Take the underground to Tøyen/Munch museet.
Norway’s largest and oldest folk museum is an open-air collection with more than 150 houses transferred from other parts of the country. You can visit one of Norway’s few remaining medieval stave-churches, and talk to the nice guides dressed up like 18th century inhabitants. Especially worth a visit if you don’t have a chance to visit other parts of Norway. There are daily activities in the open air museum all summer.
Cars, planes, computers and trains. And alot more. Excellent for children. Take bus 54 from Jernbanetorget or Aker Brygge, or the tram to Kjelsås Railway Station.