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Norsk Folkemuseum

Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Norsk Folkemuseum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present through its collections from around the country. Among the highlights are the Stave Church from Gol, dating from 1200 and an apartment building with homes from the 20th...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic museum and well worth a visit. Well laid out and can take a couple of hours minimum. Beautiful stave church and superb original Norwegian houses laid out in a farm setting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Manfromdublin12
Reviewed 3 days ago

The majority of the museum is a huge open air landscape, including hillside pathways, but first of all you come across old houses and streets from the 19th & 20th century. These are interesting but very similar to other Western/Northern European cities from that time....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be the first place to visit in Oslo. Taking a breath in here is a great feeling. You are like you are walking in a real village with lots of details.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FerhatUcar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Folk Museum after the Viking Ship Museum on our way back to downtown Oslo and could have spent the entire day here. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits that provide visual history of Norwegian and Sami life through the ages. It's so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Katie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do thing in Oslo. You just need to check the weather in advance, as this is an outdoor museum. I highly recommend to go on Sunday and check for a activities. I visited in May, so they had storytelling, people performing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Evgenia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight for me of this museum was an outdoor permanent exhibition of historic Norwegian buildings that have all been preserved. I saw a Stave wooden Norwegian church. It was a massive, dark building. There were also helpful costumed staff who were only too happy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see and do especially if the weather is warm. Great for children as they have space to walk about freely and things to see touch and do. Spent four hours going back in time and to glean some thing of the Norwegian social...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to see the Viking Ship museum. Hadn't been planning on visiting but we were really pleased we did. Lots of different Norwegian buildings from a variety of different ages and areas of Norway. Particularly enjoyed the apartment block with all...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Lee J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the buildings are restored authentically but the layout of the whole place is a mess. No chronology to help you understand each building’s place in history or in relation to each other. You wander blindly forward and back in time as you go from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual museem because it is open air. I visited it in april and it was pretty quiet. I suppose that during the summer there were more festival and events in museum. You can see old houses (in village and town), animals, gas station..

Date of experience: April 2019
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February 7, 2018|
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Response from DeepInTheWoodsMike | Reviewed this property |
There are benches however there is also a lot of walking required to see the exhibits. In addition, there are a couple of fairly steep hills to climb (to see the Stave Church). It is well worth the time but substantial... More
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Response from DocDG | Reviewed this property |
I also did not see anything on pony or horse riding in Oslo. I can't say that we looked. Good luck.
May 21, 2017|
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Response from LuluReview | Reviewed this property |
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is approximately 12 minutes (5.6kms) from that hotel. It's open May 15 - September 14: Every day 10:00 - 18:00 and September 15 - May 14: Weekdays 11:00 - 15:00, Sat and Sun 11:00... More