The Largest Nordic Museum to Open in Oslo

History has an important place in our culture and countries throughout the world have tried to display their heritage in the most amazing and eloquent ways. The city of Oslo, in Norway, is all set to do the same, in a grand manner. Oslo will soon be the home of the largest museum in the Nordics, which will be called the National Museum of Norway.

The Museum

The National Museum of Norway will open its doors this summer after being in the planning and developing stage for almost eight years. The gigantic place will feature a vast array of design, art, and architectural works. With an area of over 13,000 square meters, it’s twice the size of the renowned museum, Guggenheim Bilbao. Oslo’s latest tourist attraction will span two floors, housing over 90 rooms. It’ll also display more than 5,000 works out of 40,000 objects, a number that will boggle your mind for sure. The museum was designed by German architects Kleihues + Schuwerk and is made entirely of long-lasting materials. It is also a part of Norway’s FutureBuilt pilot projects, which promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%.

The Artwork

The museum will welcome visitors from June 11, 2022. The museum in Oslo will showcase works of iconic artists such as Van Gogh and Monet. Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, who had a museum dedicated to his life opened recently in the city, will also have a significant collection displayed in the museum. There is also a space called The Light Room where temporary exhibitions will be set up for the visitors. A display of more than 150 Norwegian artists will be set up for the opening. The museum features an open-roof terrace, cafe, shopping center, and the biggest art library in the Nordics. Since the museum is located close to Oslo’s harbor, it also offers an exceptional view across the city.