Practical information: Oscarshall
The following provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the guided tours and events at Oscarshall summer palace.
In 2023, Oscarshall and the park surrounding the summer palace will be open Thursday-Sunday from 3 June until 27 August 2023.
The guided tour covers three floors. The Salon and Dining room on the ground floor are easily accessable, but due to historical considerations, there is no elevator in the main building. The first and second floors are therefore difficult to reach for the mobility-impaired.
Palace personnel will gladly assist anyone in need of help using the stairs. Folding chairs are available if needed.
Mobility-impaired persons can easily reach the terrace, from where there is a nice view of the park. The park itself, however, is difficult due to many stairs.
There is a café with a lunch menu on the premises. "Gallery Joséphine" is open during the opening hours of Oscarshall. You do not need a ticket to the palace to visit the café.
The "Queen Joséphine café" has the same opening hours as Oscarshall summer palace. Photo: Liv Osmundsen, the Royal Court.
There is a cloakroom for visitors downstairs, beneath the Dining room. The cloakroom is unattended.
There is a gift shop that sells souvenirs, books and postcards situated in the same building as the café - Gallery Joséphine.
Out of courtesy to the guides and other visitors, mobile phones must be turned off during the tour.
There is no parking for private cars and busses at Oscarshall. An exception is made for cars with parking stickers for disabled persons. Public parking is available at the entrance to Oscarshall road and by the Bygdøy Open-Air Museum.
Photography is not permitted inside Oscarshall, but please feel free to take pictures in the park.
Public transport / Entrance
The public entrance is through the main gate. The address is Oscarshallveien 15 (The Oscarshall road).
Public transport to Oscarshall:
- Bus no 30 to the stop at Bygdø Kongsgård (Bygdø Royal Farm) or Norsk Folkemuseum (the Bygdøy Open-Air Museum)
- The Bygdøy ferry to Dronningen.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. During the season, tickets may also be purchased on the premises, at "Gallery Joséphine". 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).
Public toilets are located near the cloakroom, wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities included.