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Practical information: Oscarshall

The following provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the guided tours and events at Oscarshall summer palace.

Please note:
Oscarshall is usually open to the public during the summer season. However, due to extensive construction work in the park surrounding Oscarshall, the summer palace will not be open to the public in 2022. We look forward to welcoming everybody back in 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.

Café (closed during the pandemic)

There is a café with a lunch menu on the premises. It 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.


During opening hours, the telephone number to Oscarshall is 917 02 361.
The address is Oscarshallveien 15.

Gift shop

There is a gift shop that sells souvenirs, books and postcards. 

Mobile phones

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.


Tickets are available through Ticketmaster during the season. Some may also be purchased at the museum shop at Oscarshall. 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).

Toilet facilities

Public toilets are located near the cloakroom, wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities included.

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.



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Opening Hours 

Oscarshall and the park surrounding the summer palace is open from 3 June until 27 August.

During the season there are five guided tours every day - at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00. 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 at certain times during the season. 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

Tickets for Oscarshall

Tickets for 2023 will be available in March.