The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design displays Norwegian and international applied art, fashion and design from the 7th century to the present. The museum was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.
In addition to changing exhibitions, the museum features the permanent exhibitions Design & Art 1905-2005 and STYLE 1100-1905.
The museum's collection contains approx. 35,000 items, spanning from antique Greek vases and East Asian art to items depicting European style history. Also on display are clothing, textiles, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, design and handicrafts. Among the highlights are the unique 12th century Baldishol Tapestry, the collection of 16th and 17th century pictorial tapestries and Royal Norwegian apparel.
Guided tours in Norwegian on Sundays all year at 2 pm.
Guided tours in English on Sundays in July and August at 1 pm.
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design consists of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Museum - Architecture.
Norwegian name: Kunstindustrimuseet