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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.

A tour of Oscarshall

The tour takes the visitors through the most imortant rooms of Oscarshall.

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.

Please find more information about the rooms:

 The reception rooms at Oscarshall

The tours are in Norwegian. 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. 

We encourage visitors to take a walk in the palace park after the tour.

Park and Café

The park surrounding the summer palace is open to all during the opening hours. There is no need for a ticket to enjoy the garden. 

The café "Dronning Joséphine" is closed this summer due to the corona situation.

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

Tickets and opening hours

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster 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.

 

12.06.2020

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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

There are 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.

Please note that Oscarshall will be closed: 

  • Thursday 20 August
  • Saturday 22 August
  • Thursdag 27 August
  • Friday 28 August
  • Saturday 29 August

Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public. These dates are 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

Tickets for Oscarshall are available through Ticketmaster. A few tickets are also available at 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