Vigeland Museum revitalized

MUSEUM GUIDE: Tucked away on the south side of Oslo’s famed Frogner Park is a large historic building that in many ways made the park itself possible. The Vigeland Museum, named for the artist behind the park’s enormous collection of sculptures, is where Gustav Vigeland lived and worked for nearly two decades. It reopened earlier […]

Tradition lives on at Folkemuseum

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Norsk Folkemuseum, a lively place in the summer that’s full of tradition and offers an historic glimpse of the […]

Bogstad Gård… farm or palace?

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: Bogstad Gård, a peaceful place to spend a sunny afternoon touring an 18th century manor, strolling the property, and relaxing […]

If you liked “Night at the Museum”…

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Historical Museum (Historisk museum), where an eclectic collection transports visitors back in time and to cultures across the globe, […]

Planes, trains and automobiles!

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine (Norsk Teknisk Museum), which makes learning fun for all ages. The […]

Wedged beneath Holmenkollen…

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Ski Museum at Holmenkollen, before it gets too busy with the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships starting in a few […]

Norway’s own Holocaust memorial

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities (HL-senteret), since International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. The day for […]

A world of peace in Oslo

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is packed with museums, and they’re often popping up in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Nobel Peace Center (Nobels Fredssenter) in Oslo, a timely place to visit with the Nobel Peace Prize […]

Illuminating local Jewish history

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is packed with museums, and they’re often popping up in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Oslo Jewish Museum (Jødisk Museum i Oslo), a welcoming,  sobering and relatively new museum exuding spirit and […]

A journey through Oslo’s history

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is packed with museums, and they’re often popping up in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The City Museum (Bymuseet) in Oslo, a way to learn hundreds of years of history in as little […]