Visit with children

We welcome families to SKMU!
Park your pram in the foyer and borrow one of our strollers free of charge.
You’ll find baby changing facilities in the basement.
If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, please ask a museum host.

BEGIN WHEREVER YOU LIKE, TAKE A BROCHURE
You don’t need to visit the exhibitions in any particular order.
Maybe your child would like to lead…
Pick up an exhibition guide at the reception. All children like using maps to find their way around, and older ones are often interested to know why we’ve grouped works the way we have.

TAKE YOUR TIME
Feel free to stand or sit in front of a work as long as you like.

ENJOY IT
You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art.
You don’t need to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – look closer at a detail, or see if there’s anything that reminds you of something you’ve seen somewhere else.

MAKE SOME NOISE
It’s OK to talk at SKMU.

YOUR THOUGHTS COUNT
There’s lots of ways to start a discussion.
Upon entering an exhibition, you can ask questions like:
What’s the largest, smallest, funniest, most beautiful, strangest or nosiest artwork in this room?

SEE IT FROM YOUR CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE
Get down on your knees and see what children see. Changing your viewing position allows you to experience and think differently. Feel free to experience an artwork from different angles.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING AT ONCE
There are many exciting things to see and do at SKMU.
It can be tiring to walk around, to see, explore and be curious.
Take a break in the foyer, or divide the visit into shorter stages.
Try different things from time to time.
Remember that everyone under 18 years old can visit the museum free of charge.
We change the exhibitions several times a year.

ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
SKMU offers workshop activities and events for families during holidays and on some weekends. For more information see our webpages, follow us on Facebook/skmu.no, or sign up to receive our newsletter.