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Design & Architecture

The National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design

The new museum is a merging of the previously autonomous institutions The National Gallery, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, The Norwegian Museum of Architecture, and The National Touring Exhibitions, Norway. Well worth a visit for visitors with an interest in art and design.

 

Address: Bankplassen

Gallery FORMAT

Gallery FORMAT exhibits and sells items such as ceramics, textiles, wood, glass and leather products made by Norwegian artists.

Address: Munkedamsveien 57

Tel: +47 22 01 55 70

Fax: +47 22 01 55 71

Email: oslo@format.no

Business hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm Saturdays 11am to 4pm Sundays 12noon to 4pm Closed: Mondays

Website: www.format.no

The Bygdøy Region

This high-class residential area in Oslo, surrounded by greenery and flowers of every colour, features beautiful buildings and architecture. Plenty of traditional Norwegian museums are also located in this area. Bygdoy can be reached in 15 minutes by a ferry, which leaves outside the City Hall.

Frogner Park (Frognerparken)

Frogner Park is one of the highlights in Oslo. The park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures, all modelled in full size by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland also designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds. The "Monolitten Human Tower", located in the centre of the park, is a masterpiece that took 13 years to construct. The park also has a pool and tennis courts. Also make sure you don’t miss the fantastic open-air restaurant.

Address: Frognerveien 67

Website: www.frognerparken.com

Hilmers Hus

The Hilmers Hus is a great furniture shop in a stylish area in Oslo.

Address: Drammensveien 130

Tel: +47 22 44 88 00

Business hours: Monday to Wednesday/Fridays 10am to 6pm Thursdays 10am to 7pm Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Closed: Sundays

Website: www.hilmershus.no/

Norway Designs

Norway Designs is a stylish design shop that has a fine collection of kitchenware, ceramic, glassware and stationery.

Address: Stortingsgt 28

Tel: +47 23 11 45 10

Fax: +47 23 11 45 35

Business hours: Monday to Wednesday/Fridays 9am to 5pm Thursdays 9am to 7pm Saturdays 10am to 3pm

Closed: Sundays

Website: www.norwaydesigns.no

Karl Johans Street

Karl Johans Street is Oslo’s main mall and it stretches from Oslo Central Station to the Royal Palace. The street has a lovely café, restaurant and entertainment culture. The street is always bustling with people who come to enjoy Oslo. The street is also close to the Oslo Cathedral and the National Museum.

The National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design

The new museum is a merging of the previously autonomous institutions The National Gallery, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, The Norwegian Museum of Architecture, and The National Touring Exhibitions, Norway. Well worth a visit for visitors with an interest in art and design.

Address: Bankplassen

Tel: +47 22 86 22 10

Email: info@nasjonalmuseet.no

Website: www.nasjonalmuseet.no

Kunstindustrimuseet - The Museum of Applied Arts

The museum was founded in 1876 and shows Norwegian and international applied arts dating from the seventh century to today.

Address: St. Olavs gate 1

Tel: +47 22 03 65 40

Website: www.kunstindustrimuseet.no

Glass Factory Hadeland Glassverk

This glass factory is Norway's oldest. It was founded in 1762. Here you can visit the glass work shops and get great seconds. The factory is around 1 hour’s drive from Oslo. Glass Factory Hadeland, Glassverk

Address: N-3521 Jevnanker

Tel: +47 61 31 66 00

Email: hg@hadeland-glassverk.no

Admission fee: 40kr

Website: www.hadeland-glassverk.no

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