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Guided tours of Oscarshall

Oscarshall summer palace is open to the public during the summer season. The 2017 season starts Saturday 13 May.

The main season lasts from Saturday 13 May until Sunday 3 September.
After this, it will be open Friday - Sunday until 17 September.

During the season, the opening hours are:

  • Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.
  • Monday - Tuesday: Closed.

Tours start every hour. The last tour starts at 16:00.
The Queen Joséphine Café will be open every day during the season, from 12:00 - 17:00.

Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public. These dates will be announced here and on Facebook.

  • Oscarshall will be closed 17 May - Constitution Day.

Tours in English

Oscarshall unfortunately do not have 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. Guided tours in English for closed groups are admitted in the season by appointment.

 Please contact:

  • Liv Bog: liv.bog[at]slottet.no or mobile 952 86 155
  • Oscarshall (during opening hours): 917 02 361
  • Fax: 22 04 87 83

The tour

The tour of Oscarshall is a guided tour of the main rooms:

Ground floor:

  • The vestibule
  • The Salon
  • The dining hall

1st floor:

  • The King's appartment

2nd floor:

  • The Queen's appartment

The visitors are free to walk in the palace park after the tour.

Galleri Dronning Joséphine

All visitors to Oscarshall summer palace may also visit the Queen Joséphine Gallery, which was officially opened by Queen Sonja on 13 June 2013. Visitors may also visit the gallery without also visiting the summer palace, free entry.


The café is located in the same building as the gallery and features both indoor and outdoor seating. The café is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and is operated in cooperation with Norsk Folkemuseum.


During the season, tickets are available in the museum shop to the right of the main building.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults: NOK 70
  • Seniors: NOK 60
  • Children:  NOK 40
  • Escorts of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge.
  • Tickets reserved in advanced for private groups of 30 persons: NOK 2,000.


Public transport for Oscarshall:

  • Bus no 30 to "Bygdø kongsgård" or "Norsk Folkemuseum"
  • The Bygdøy ferry to "Dronningen".

There is no parking available for buses or private cars at Oscarshall, apart from for persons with disabilities driving cars with tokens. 



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