The Norwegian Naval Museum is very nice. Here you can see all the aspects which the Norwegian people have got with the sea. Outside the museum there is a big monument to remember the 4700 Norwegian sailor dead during the Second War World and the cutter Gjoa. On this ship Roald Amundsen was the first to cross the pasasge to North-West. In the museum there is the biggest marine art of all Norway.
This museum is located on the waterfront at Bygdøynes next to the Fram Museum. There are environmental exhibitions about fishing, ship building, shipping, marine archeology and impressive collections of boat models and marine paintings. The arctic vessel "Gjøa", and older boat exhibition in the harbour.
There is a super widescreen movie shown at several times during the day "Maritime Norway". which shows a unique and fascinating panoramic view of maritime Norway. Maritime history. The Norwegian coast, its traditions and heritage.
Collection of Norwegian maritime paintings and models are aplenty.
Library. Museum shop.
Date Days Time
02.01.2008-14.05.2008 Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10:30-16:00
02.01.2008-14.05.2008 Thu 10:30-18:00
15.05.2008-31.08.2008 Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00
01.09.2008-31.12.2008 Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10:30-16:00
01.09.2008-31.12.2008 Thu 10:30-18:00
CLOSED: Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, 17th of May
Adult 40 NOK
Free entrance with the Oslo Pass.
One of the museums on Bygdöy is The Norwegian Maritime museum. It depicts the history of the Norwegians as a maritime nation in 6 different exhibition halls.
There is a dugout oak boat on display which is 2.200 years old. It was found at Sörum. It doesn´t look like much, but it weighed 1,5 - 2 tonnes, incredible (see my last photo).
There is a film on show taking one on a journey along the coast of Norway. I saw a part of it and it is well worth watching while visiting the musem.
There is also a beautiful art exhibition hall on paintings of the ocean and ships.
If one is interested in the ocean, as I am coming from Iceland where everything revolves around the sea and fish, then this is a museum well worth visiting.
Opening hours: summer time - every day from 10-18, in winter time, weekdays 10-15 and weekends 10-16. Closed on Mondays during the winter time.
Admission fee: NOK 60.
This museum is home to exhibits depicting Norwegian maritime culture and traditions. Especially the tradition involved in ship building that has been going on for over 1500 years now. It traces seamanship through the ages and is also the center for marine archeology
Once again, the best way to reach this facility is via boat from the terminal outside the City Hall.
This is a large museum, which shows the way shipping has developed through the ages - with a particularly Norwegian slant to things.
Norwegian Shipping Museum
If you are interested in Norway as a seagoing nation come to visit this museum it is right next to the Oslofjord on Bygdoy. It has some neighbouring museums like Kon-Tiki museum and Fram Museet.
1. september - 14. may
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun: 10.30 - 16.00 hrs.
Tue: 10.30 - 18.00 hrs.
15. mai - 31. august
Daily 10.00-18.00 hrs.
Adults NOK 40.00
65+ Seniors, students NOK 25.00
Children under 16 yrs.: F.o.C.
Norwegian Maritime Museum.
As there is no sea in Switzerland, the maritime culture is always a interesting discovery for me. This museum is related to the maritime tradition through the centuries in Norway .