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The National Gallery

The National Gallery

A short walk away from Nationaltheatret station, the gallery houses Norway’s largest collection of art works with a heavy bias towards art from Norway. Though home to work by Manet and Cézanne the big draw here is of course Edvard... Read More

The Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Close to Stortinget station, this beautiful venue is a bank’s former HQ, it showcases new and challenging work in its permanent collections and the upcoming Kjartan Slettemark retrospective in particular is a real highlight. Read More

Standard Oslo

Standard Oslo

Moving to a 500 square metre location last year, Standard is without doubt Oslo’s most exciting gallery. It now offers two exhibition spaces in which to show the best contemporary Norwegian artists, along with international leading... Read More

Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House

Completed in 2008, Oslo’s instantly iconic modernist marble Opera House is home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the awe-inspiring venue’s diverse programme of opera, ballet and concerts covers the classic all the way... Read More

Nationaltheatret

Nationaltheatret

The National Theatre, located at the bottom of Karl Johan, and handily with a train station bearing its name, is the country’s largest venue for theatrical performances with three separate stages dedicated to a mix of classic and... Read More

Munch Museum

Munch Museum

Though the debate rages on for yet another year about a possible move to Aker Brygge, for now at least the Munch Museum remains in the east of Oslo and Tøyen. Home to the works of Norway’s most famous artist bequeathed to the city... Read More

Melk

Melk

Championing new Scandinavian photography, this clinically minimal gallery in Tøyen shows four exhibitions a year and is worth visiting if you’re fortunate to be around come show time. Read More

John Dee/Rockefella/Sentrum Scene

John Dee/Rockefella/Sentrum Scene

Located in and around Torgata right in the city centre, this trio of inspired music venues, consisting of Rockefeller with a capacity of 1350, John Dee that will accommodate 400 and the largest just around the corner, Sentrum Scene,... Read More

Galleri Maria Veie

Galleri Maria Veie

To be found just around the corner from Grønland, this tiny gallery specialising in the work of young and up-and-coming artists never fails to impress. Open just on Wednesdays and weekends between 1pm and 5pm, it’s definitely worth... Read More

Galleri Map

Galleri Map

Situated between Grønland and Tøyen, this small gallery on a busy street largely populated by barber shops and restaurants punches well above its weight consistently putting on interesting Scandinavian contemporary artists. Well worth... Read More

Galleri Haakan

Galleri Haakan

Established in 1961, this respected and highly influential gallery has recently left its home in Frogner to relocate to what is rapidly becoming the shiny new cultural hub of Oslo, Tjuvholmen. Read More

DogA

DogA

The Norwegian Centre For Design and Architecture is worth visiting just to take in the views along the Akerselva River, which it sits on. Tear yourself away from the view and enter the former transformer station and, even if the current... Read More

Black Box Teater

Black Box Teater

Founded in 1985 and housed in a former chocolate factory a short walk from Carl Berners Plass station, this two stage theatre is a prominent venue for the best and edgiest in Norwegian and international contemporary performing arts. Read More

Astrup Fearnley Museet

Astrup Fearnley Museet

The gleaming Renzo Piano-designed architectural centrepiece at the heart of the redevelopment of the Tjuvholmen area of Oslo, the Astrup Fearnley Museum Of Modern Art houses a privately owned collection of contemporary Norwegian and... Read More


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