Norsk Folkemuseum

Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Norsk Folkemuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Norsk Folkemuseum
4.5
Historic Sites • Amusement & Theme Parks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 Century. 160 historic buildings in the big Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. Indoor exhibits present Norwegian heritage. The museum has a comprehensive activity program and is open all year.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Traveling Ammonite
12 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Beautiful open-air museum that was especially picturesque (if not freezing) in the snow. We went early so there weren't a lot of people there. Some of the recreated buildings were closed - normally you can see inside to get an idea of what they looked like back then - but that seems to very much be a pandemic issue.

Some buildings were open, which were fun to look into. The info signs were helpful and not too long and complicated, which made walking through the open space interesting and immersive. The stave church, in particular, was beautiful.

There is also a timescape exhibition you could go into, which showcased interesting pieces of Norwegian history. I enjoyed it a lot (and it was a nice way to get warm after walking around in the snow).

I would definitely recommend this museum!
Written December 29, 2021
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LaurentCL2
Alassio, Italy1,983 contributions
Dec 2021
I went there during Christmas time and it was very scenery. They did a great job featuring the culture of Norway at its best. You can spend hours there, eat, visit the grounds and the museum. During Christmas, there are many vendors and it's like a little village from the past. Loved it!
Written December 15, 2021
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Martin Hessler
Frankfurt, Germany6 contributions
Nov 2021
Nice exhibitions inside, good to visit and get some knowledge about Norwegian culture and history. 100% recommended
Written November 23, 2021
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Goofy
London, UK398 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing place and vibe, we went in November and the autumn 🍂 atmosphere made it magical.
Ticket 280 nok for two people, there are two exhibitions and an older and a more recent village one next to the other, very suggestive.
The church is of course the best building, nice experience
Written November 1, 2021
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Ramon
346 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have visited a few alike museums in other countries, so we came with certain expectations. While others often group certain buildings into regions within the country that isn't the case here. With the older buildings, there is also not a lot of information available and you can't enter most of them.
More interesting was the part when the time approaches modern life, something thst was new to us. You walk through a few floors that show life in the 20th century. Was quite cool to see certain items that I partially still saw at my grandparents and later even some that I owned (getting old I guess).
All in all worth the time and money.
Written October 26, 2021
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P_ G
Buelach, Switzerland8 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not too expensive, very cool buildings and easy accessiblr via public transport. We went there when the exhibits were almost all closed (almost no other people). We had a great time viewing all the buildings and especially the church.
Written October 17, 2021
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Kymmie Akiss
6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience!! Free admission with the oslo pass.
It was lovely to walk around and see all the different exhibitions that were on display. The staff were very knowledgeable.
And the cafe served amazing food!
Written October 10, 2021
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Marina M
2 contributions
Sep 2021
The experience was like visiting a ghost town. The decoration is indeed a great job but Iwe had to pay full entrance when the museum was almost closed in the offseason and nobody told me in the reception.
Written October 4, 2021
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costas
Thessaloniki, Greece75 contributions
Aug 2021
If I knew it was this boring I wouldn't have visited and wasted 1 hour walking around with no real purpose
Written September 18, 2021
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Bobbie G
Pittsford, NY13 contributions
Aug 2020
It's been several years since I went, but I still recall this museum as one of the highlights of my trip through Scandinavia. Worth visiting again some day!
Written July 14, 2021
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