Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park dedicated to the work of a single artist, and an ode to one man's obsession with the human form. The park displays over 200 sculptures fashioned from granite, bronze and wrought iron by the Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland, created over a period of 20 years from 1924 to 1943. In fact, the park itself was designed by the famed sculptor and is actually a mammoth installation in Frogner Park. Vigeland's work varies from depictions of humans engaged in everyday tasks, to more symbolic and abstract works like The Monolith, a 14.12-meter (46.33-foot) high sculpture composed of 121 human figures intended to represent the human desire to reach out to the divine. Other notable sculptures include The Wheel of Life and The Fountain. Although each is a masterpiece in its own right, the interplay with the layout and architecture of the park creates a whole that is more amazing than the sum of its parts. Today, Vigeland Park is one of Oslo's most popular attractions, visited by over one million tourists each year.
Esta antiga residência real está localizado no coração da fortaleza Akershus. Os visitantes podem passear à toa em seus antigos salões e sentir o passar dos séculos. O castelo foi restaurado e hoje é usada para cerimônias oficiais. Visite o mausoléu real onde os reis Haakon VII e Olav V estão enterrados juntamente com Rainha Maud e Martha. Aqueles que pretendem acabar com sua excursão jantando num ambiente com a aparência similar a que acabaram de conhecer. Pode jantar no restaurante Gamle Raadhus, no Café Engebret ou no aconchegante Celsius.
Inaugurado em 1993, este moderno museu apresenta uma série de exposições temporárias e permanentes de artistas noruegueses e internacionais do pós-guerra. A colecção permanente inclui as esculturas de Anselm Kieferen The High Priestess/Zweistromland, uma monumental prateleira com 126 livros feitos de chumbo e uma das peças mais famosas de Damien Hirst, Mãe e Filho Separados. Visitas guiadas ocorrem todas as semanas a 13h. Existe uma pequena loja do museu na entrada.
Situated within the walls of the beautiful Akershus Fortress in an over 300 year-old, half-timbered house, this permanent exhibition takes you through the history of the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II. Small models of many of the encounters, particularly during 1940, along with many authentic photos, equipment, and documents from the war-torn era are on display as well. Guided tours for groups are available if booked ahead of time.
Drammatikkens Hus is a treasure trove of culture with its array of fascinating art events dotting the annual calendar. Aiming to further the cause of local arts in the international sphere, it hosts a plethora of cultural events and dos from time to time. Thus, you will be able to witness a wide range of plays, musicals, dance shows, musical presentations, live performances, concerts and gigs among other things. Giving you further insight into this artistic landscape are a bevy of structured workshops, lectures, debates, discussions, talks and sessions designed to enhance cultural interest and creativity. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Museum of Science and Technology exhibits Norway's historical development from a society based on agriculture to one grounded in industry, with a focus on technological development. Exhibits include Norway's first car, tram, and plane. The second floor is devoted to the development of telecommunications. A section in the basement encourages children of all ages to create their own scientific experiments. The Klima X exhibit showcases the effects of global warming by having visitors don rubber boots and stand as a ten-centimeter-tall sheet of water covers the floor. The museum contains a good souvenir shop and café.
The Museum of Cultural History focuses on the period from the last Ice Age (10,000 years ago) until the end of the Middle Ages. The earliest period is covered by archaeological findings. Lots of objects from the Viking age are also exhibited; the weapons, ornaments and different tools give an impression of the Vikings' days of prosperity. This museum is home to the Historical Museum, and it also manages the Vikings Ship Museum, both reflect Norway's glorious past. During the year there are also two or three temporary exhibitions.
O edifício de quase 100 anos que abriga os três museus universitários Oldsakssamlingen (antigüidades), Etnografisk Museu (etnológico) e Myntkabinettet (moedas), é conhecido internacionalmente como um dos melhores exemplos da Jugend ou arquitectura Art- Nouveau Noruega. O norueguês arquitecto Henrik Bull também projetou o mosaico de vidro, corrimões e lustres.
When the Norwegian Museum of Architecture shut its doors, it gave way to the establishment of The National Museum – Architecture. Founded in 2008 and a branch of the National Museum, this museum is housed in the former Norges Bank designed by Christian Heinrich Grosch in 1830. The structure itself is an illustration of the the collection housed within. The exhibits include miniatures, photographs, drawings and other related paraphernalia. The museum hosts mainly temporary exhibitions that focus on contemporary Norwegian architecture. The Study Room is a great place where students in the field can get acquainted with previous works. This museum also houses the friendly Café Grosch which offers light meals along with hot and cold drinks. There is also a store onsite, where enthusiasts can purchase texts to increase their knowledge on the subject.
Located in the heart of Oslo, Oslo Reptilpark is a peculiar place. You can see more than 80 reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Snakes, tarantulas, fish and iguanas are are all there! Established in 2002, this park has been delighting children with their creatures for over a decade. Every Tuesday is feeding day for the reptiles, which is a great event for kids and adults alike.
Henrik Ibsen's apartment, where the famous Norwegian author lived from 1895 until his death in 1906, has been restored and transformed into a museum. The study contains his original furniture and belongings, and the rest of the apartment has been restored to its original appearance. Throughout the year, The Ibsen Museum arranges lectures and theatrical performances, with a new program every spring and autumn. There are also temporary exhibitions. In order to gain entry to the apartment you must be on a guided tour. Tours begin on an hourly basis, and last for approximately thirty minutes.