If there is a place that exhibits Norway’s rich coastal culture and maritime history, it has got to be the Norwegian Maritime Museum. Located at Bygdøynesveien in Bygdøy, this popular attraction in Oslo is home to everything that concerns the coastal life and the industries that flourished here.
Some of the key exhibitions here are ‘The Ship’ and ‘At Sea’, both of which depict the typical life of sailors at sea. The galleries have artwork from artists like Hans Gude and Christian Krohg. You will also find traditional boats inside the museum that were used from shipping and fishing puopses.
For children, the museum has activities in the Queen of Congo ship and the Gorilla bar. There are exhibits placed outside the museum as well, like the Sailor’s Monument, a horned mine, the Amundsen Monument, and the Seamen’s Choir Memorial. Apart from the permanent exhibits, the museum also conducts changing exhibitions frequently.
Entry into the museum begins every day from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm. The museum also house Café Fjord and Fob, a museum shop inside the premises. You can reach the museum via bus from 30 Bygdøy or via car/bike from highway E18 or from street Bygdøy Allé.