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A free day at museums!

aug 26, 2011 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Art

This Saturday you can visit a handfull of Oslo museums free of charge!

If you’re in town this weekend and you’ve already scheduled a museum day, then you’re in luck. This saturday The Norwegian Museum Association invites everyone to a free day at various museums. Here’s an overview of some of the museums that are open:

Norways Resistance Museum
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.

National Museum of Contemporary Art
Bankplassen 4
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.

Museum of Natural History
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.

Nobel Peace Center
Brynjulf Bulls plass 2
The Nobel Peace Center presents all the Nobel-price winners and their work.

Norsk Folkemuseum
Museumsveien 10
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.

Museum of Science and Technology
Kjelsåsveien 143
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.

Oslo City Museum
Frognerveien 67
The Oslo City Museum was established in 1905. It houses a historical collection about the history and development of Oslo.