Museum of Decorative Arts and Design OsloFree: Sundays

Founded in 1876, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design was one of the first of its kind in Europe. In addition to temporary exhibitions, attractions include the permanent exhibitions “Design and Craft 1905–2005”, “STYLE 1100–1905”, The Costume Galleries and The Collections for Glass and Ceramics. Ranging from antique Greek vases and East Asian art objects through to recent European design, the museum’s collection contains some 35,000 artefacts illustrating the history of costume, fashion design, textiles, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and other craft forms. Highlights include the 12th century Baldishol tapestry, the royal costume collection, Nøstetangen glass and Herrebøe faience.

Address: St. Olavs gate 1, 0165 Oslo
Opening hours: Tue, Wd, Fri 11am – 5pm; Thu 11am – 7pm; Sat & Sun 12pm – 4pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Tram 11/17/18 to Tinghuset stop; Bus 37 to Nordahl Bruns gate
Phone: +47 21 98 20 00

Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Michal Klajban, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design