In my journey to explore Oslo – the time has come to the National Gallery. Oddly enough,as I was walking through the rooms, I was very much reminded of the National Gallery in London. The strong colours of the walls, the placement of the sitting benches in the middle of the room, the ceilings – very similar.
The art is pretty great. They have a temporary exhibition on the first floor dedicated to the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution – and the Norwegian landscape. On the second floor are the more permanent exhibitions, the Munch pictures, the van Gogh, the Dégas and so on.
It is free on Sundays – otherwise it is 50 kr. Unlike the ski museum, I think this would be worth full price, but I am still so cheap that when it is free one day of the week, it feels like a waste to pay money for it – even if it is just a symbolic amount.
It is well worth the visit.