Around 50 museums are scattered around this city. These include:
The Munch Museum, containing "The Scream" and other works by Edvard Munch.
The Nordsk Folkemuseum, on the Bygdøy peninsula, dedicated to Folk art, Folk Dress, and the cultures of the Sami people and the Vikings. An outdoor museum, it contains 155 authentic old-style buildings from all over Norway, including a Stave Church.
The Vigeland Museum located in Vigeland Park or Frognerpark, free to enter, with over 212 sculptures, nudes all ages from infants to the very old, by Gustav Vigeland including the Obelisk of entwined bodies, the Wheel of Life and fountain sculptures. A small boy stamping his foot in fury, called Sinnataggen, is a popular icon of the city.
The Vikingskipshuset, containing three Viking ships found at Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune; plus several other unique items of that age.
The Oslo City Museum with a permanent exhibition on the people of Oslo and a history of the city. The Kon-Tiki Museum houses Thor Heyerdahls Kontiki and Ra2.
The National Museum with Norway's most extensive collection of art; permanent exhibitions from its own collection and temporary shows of works loaned from elsewhere. With this complex are the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the National Museum of Architecture.
The Nobel Peace Center, housing a permanent exhibition that showcases each of the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.