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Guided tours of Oscarshall

Oscarshall summer palace is open to the public during the summer season. The 2020 season lasts from 27 June until 30 August.

The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy just outside Oslo city centre, surrounded by a romantic park.

Park and Café

Usually, the park and café "Dronning Joséphine" are available to all during the opening hours of Oscarshall. However, the café will be closed to visitors this season due to the corona situation. But he park is open to all, and there is no need to by a ticket to enjoy this garden.

Originally, when the Royal Family visited Oscarshall, their servants stayed here in "the gentlemen's quarter". Today, there is a small outdoor stage here. Photo: Jan Haug, the Royal Court

Tours are in Norwegian

Unfortunately we are unable to offer regular guided tours in English. However, we do our best to adapt the tours to the English speaking audience. We also offer booklets with information in English. Guided tours in English for closed groups are admitted in the season by appointment.

  • To enquire about group tours, please e-mail: post[at]slottet.no 
  • Oscarshall (during opening hours): 917 02 361 

The tour

Usually, the tour of Oscarshall is a guided tour of the main rooms on all three floors. However, this season (2020) we have to limit the tours to the rooms on the ground floor:

On the ground floor, we find the vestibule with its almost sacral atmosphere. In the Salon, both the furniture and the ornamentation emphasise the medieval atmosphere, and evoke the style of the old Norwegian guildhall. The Dining hall is deocorated by the Norwegian painters Joachim Frich and Adolph Tidemand.

The salon evokes the style of the old Norwegian guildhall. Photo: Anette Karlsen, NTB scanpix.

 
On the 1st floor lies the King's appartment, and on the 2nd floor - that of the Queen. The Queen's apartment har recently been refurnished - brought back to how it might have looked when Queen Joséphine herself stayed there.

Please find more information about the rooms via the link list.
We encourage visitors to take a walk in the palace park after the tour.

Tickets and opening hours

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (from summer 2020) and in the museum shop to the right of the main building. Please find detailed information on ticket prices and opening hours in the "Facts" sections to the right (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device).

Tickets are available at the lodge to the right when arriving at Oscarshall. Photo: Anette Karlsen, NTB scanpix.

 
Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public. These dates will be announced here and on Facebook.

 

26.05.2020

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Opening Hours 

The 2020 season starts 27 June. The summer palace will be open from late June until 30 August.

  • The opening hours are:

    • Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
    • Monday - Tuesday: Closed

During the 2020 season there will be five guided tours every day. They take place at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30. Please note that all tours are in Norwegian. Written information in English is available.

Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public. These dates will be announced here and on Facebook.

 

Tickets are sold at the old porter's lodge - now a museum shop. Photo: Jan Haug, The Royal Court
Facts

Tickets for Oscarshall

During the season, tickets are available in the museum shop to the right of the main building.
Prices 2020:

  • Adults: NOK 120,-
  • Seniors: NOK 100,-
  • Children (6-17): NOK 100,-
  • Children under the age of 6 are admitted free of charge
  • Escorts of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge