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National Museum - Architecture

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The National Museum – Architecture explores both contemporary architecture and historical themes. The architecture collection includes drawings and photographic material, in addition to models and other objects. The main building, designed by...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

cool building. The current exhibit about the UN Security Council chamber is very informative. But I think the star of the show is the exhibit about urban housing options. I was quite impressed by that one. Only wish it was bigger

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum visit was combined with the National Gallery if visited on the same day, which we did so the 120 kr for 2 pensioners covered 2 museums. That’s a good deal. The museum is about 20 mins walk from the national gallery, and near...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The majority of the museum has examples of buildings built since the 1930s. It shows how the designs have changed with peoples' tastes and technological advancement. It's a shame that the buildings they have decided to show in this museum are generally examples you would...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My 18 year old nephew insisted us in visiting this museum. There were 2 exhibition rooms which I could not understand the separation of the 2 exhibitions. This museum made me feel that architecture was far away from my understanding.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a small museum that seems to be rather lacking in artefacts. There are some models, a few plans and instruments and a large, curious installation of felt panels - rather like a maze except one cannot get lost inside it. I daresay if...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Will be interesting if you are a serious architecture fan. Tickets are at a pretty decent price of 50NOK that entitles entry to the contemporary art museum as well. Security guard at the atelier engages with us and talks to us about their local architects....More

1  Thank travelholicc
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Currently there are three exhibitions: Norwegian architects; Norwegian Glass Houses; Brazilian Glass Architecture. Nicely done, especially the main Norwegian exhibit which has models, sketches, plans, etc. It is nice to see the plans and renderings against photos of finished structures. There are also models and...More

1  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Worth seeing both for the building and for the exhibitions. The Museum of architecture in Oslo is located in an elegant neoclassical building near the harbour designed by Christian Heinrich Grosch and completed in 1830. It was adapted and extended by Sverre Fehn before opening...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very small, but interesting Exhibition about a few of the most influental Norwegian architects in the 1950-60ies, like Jan Hovig and Geir Grung. Very interesting to see how trendy and modern houses they built so early, - their houses are still very modern so long...More

1  Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It is a nice little museum with currently three exhibitions. All are definitely interesting. The museum was not very crowded so you have enough time to watch everything.

1  Thank Benedikt K
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