Close to the Rådhuset of Oslo and next to the Nobel peace price center you can find the wonderful building of the Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design. A combination of different collections formed in 2003 and exhibited in a brand new museum building opened in 2022. You can learn about Norwegian design and architecture, but most people will go there for the massive collection of paintings by Norwegian and international artists (the Nasjonalgalleriet). It includes works of artists like Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh and Monet.
But it also hosts a significant amount of works by Edvard Munch; not all of his works have been brought to the new Munchmuseet. Visitors might be confused to see versions of his masterpiece Skrik (The Scream) in both museums; you should know that four versions exist. On top of the museum building you’ll find a roof terrace with a bar. It is also often used to exhibit weather-proof artworks and it has great views on the harbor area of the city.
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design