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Norwegian Folk Museum

Address: Museumsveien 10, Oslo 2875, Norway
Phone Number: 22223666
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Ranked #11 of 232 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is Norway's largest and oldest folk museum. It includes an open-air collection of more than...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This is Norway's largest and oldest folk museum. It includes an open-air collection of more than 150 houses taken from various regions of Norway, as well as an indoor museum with various exhibitions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went in January but half the place looked closed . It was covered in snow though which really added to the feel of winter wonderland. It's a big place with loads of different buildings from different times and places . Most buildings were locked . I not sure are these open in the summer or not but you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's a really big place. There were lots of norwegian houses around the place, some of them you could peak into them to see the layout. There is the museum component where artifacts and cultural information is displayed. It's beside the viking ship museum, and easily accessible via bus from Oslo city centre. So it makes a good day activity.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My and my boyfriend had bought an oslo pass so admission here was included. We'd been to the viking ship museum just round the corner and thought we should pop in as we passed. We had a great time, there's an interesting collection of buildings from all over norway and lovely people explaining the different ways of life over the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We arrived just as it opened. It had been snowing overnight. My wife and I loved walking among the Norwegian buildings alone and in the virgin snow. A beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visited in the winter of '14. Was a cold day with snow throughout the grounds, which made for a beautiful walk. Not many people were there, which made it a nice quite solitude. Buildings and Artifacts from throughout Norwegian history are spread through the grounds. Right next to the Viking museum which is nice to get a few things done... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This abuts the Viking ship Museum. One can walk from one to the other. Nice collection of buildings from throughout Norway and various time periods. It was OK visiting in December, but probably nicer when weather is warmer - although probably more people then, too.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Was free with oslo pass, probably wouldn't pay for entry, some interesting artefacts, cheap little café in there also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A nice place to spend a quiet day at, especially if you venture further than just the church. Remember to pop inside the buildings as well to experience the way of life in the olden days. Easy to combine with the Viking ship museum as they are next to each other. What we did was to enter the Viking ship... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There are some REALLY lovely things in this museum and some "meh" buildings. We just got the free map at the entrance and made an effort to see the three spots that they marked "don't miss" and just looked at a few other things that interested us along the way. The beautiful Viking style church is so unusual and gorgeous,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was in Oslo for about 24 hours. When I purchased my Oslo Pass, the attendant recommended that I visit the folk museum first, as it closes earlier than other places. I was very grateful for this advice because I spent hours wandering through there. This was hands down my favorite part of my trip to Oslo.

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