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Review of Oscarshall

Oscarshall
Ranked #74 of 405 things to do in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. It is open for visitors during the summer season. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Many Norwegian contemporary artists received commissions during the building of Oscarshall, and today it stands as a monument to Norwegian art and applied art from the 19th century. The palace, with its secondary buildings and surrounding park, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Norway and is one of the country’s most important embodiments of the National Romantic style so popular in Norway during the period. The palace is open to the public every summer. In addition to the palace itself, visitors may also visit the Queen Joséphine Gallery and the surrounding park.
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

The guided tour inside Oscarshall is a great way to spend your time at bygdøy. We had a spectacular guide who took the experience from decent to excellent. Make sure to explore the premises before or after the tour.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Those with a little knowledge of Norwegian history are aware that the unions with Sweden and Denmark left Norway in a poor estate both economically and in all other social aspects. Hence, palaces and grand buildings are a rarity in Norway.

The Oscarshall Summer Palace is open to public during the Summer and you have to join a guided tour - walking on your own is not allowed. Our guide, Sunniva, was knowledgable and added a personal touch to the tour. I don´t think they give tours in English but they handout information so non-English speaking guests can follow.

The Summer Palace is pretty small but the history is grand and the property is beautiful and well worth a visit. This summer, a gallery and a small cafe opened in a building next to the palace. The cafe serves coffee and cakes so you have to go elsewhere to have a bigger bite.

The Oscarshall Summer Palace is situated at the Bygdøy penisula and can be reached by boat or bus/car. There is no parking on the premises. You can easily combine a visit at Oscarshall with one or two of the other museums at Bygdøy.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017
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