Norsk Folkemuseum

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

Norsk Folkemuseum
4.5
Historic Sites • Amusement & Theme Parks • History Museums
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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.
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Ramon
363 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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Mark g
Brandon, UK103 contributions
Feb 2020
Promised myslef a visit to here come rain snow or shine, fortunately even in February this time,it was shine! As with most Oslo museums, very easy to use public transport to get to, a bus stops right outside.
As you are riding past you realise this is a museum that will take a while to explore, all in the open air, examples of Norwegian living from nearly a 1000 years ago to almost present day. The Stave Church is impressive, I am not religious but can appreciate this building inside and out. To me the most interesting part is the 50's-70's apartment building as it brings back memories even to someone from the UK (the 70's anyway . . . i'm not that old!) Everything written is in English as well as Norwegian. Some of the buildings have so much craft put into them, ok some are a bit repetitive but I think this place wants to preserve as much as possible.
Make sure you wear comfy shoes, there is a lot of walking but not to much with hills.
A shame more buildings could not be accessed but glad to have visited.
Written February 22, 2020
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Jonathan
Wilmington, DE944 contributions
Apr 2022
We've visited similar museums on visits to Denmark and Sweden and really enjoyed the step into their pasts, and this was no different. We enjoyed the various displays we wandered through but I'll be honest - my absolute favorite was seeing the Stave Church on their grounds. It is GORGEOUS. My only complaint was not being able to go inside of it, but rather having to look in through the front door. Definitely worth a visit, especially with kids as there is lots of space for them to run around.
Written April 18, 2022
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ozzie5melbourne
Melbourne473 contributions
Feb 2020
It is so good that these buildings have Been preserved. You’ll spend around 2 hours+ at this outdoor museum so a rain free day is required. Some buildings are just to be viewed, some you can go inside and some you can look inside. Don’t miss the stave church and we also really enjoyed the apartment building and the old town.
Written February 24, 2020
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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland83 contributions
Jun 2019
It was founded on December 19, 1894, it has 155 buildings, located on 140 thousand. m². The museum has exhibits from Norwegian villages and cities, mainly from the period from the 17th to the 19th century, but there are older objects, such as the stave church Gol stavkirke, which was built around 1212. It consists of two main parts: The open air museum and Exhibitions. Personally, I recommend the open air museum, which enchanted me tremendously. Lots of beautiful wooden houses that you can enter and see their furnishings. The stave church is breathtaking. You can feel like in the old days. The guide are in almost each building and tell a story of the family member inhabiting this house in a very interesting and accessible way. It is certainly a very fun way to learn about fabulous Norway and its people and the culture.
Definitely must see when you are in Oslo.
A good place to spend time with children.
Written February 21, 2020
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Stef
46 contributions
Feb 2020
This open air museum reminded me of my absolute favourite place in the world, and I was reminded of the warm feelings I get there constantly in this museum, despite the cold air in Oslo at the time of visiting. I got the genuine feeling of being in a traditional norwegian town. There weren't many visitors at the time, and that was pleasant. All of the displays were very informative. Very much worth your time, I enjoyed my experience a lot.
Written August 20, 2020
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58sparrow
Ascot, UK83 contributions
Mar 2020
This museum is on the peninsula go by the 31 bus which runs every 15 mins. There is a lot of information here with 2-3 inside area about farming, toys religious artefacts and the Sami culture. There are a large number of houses and farm buildings from all over Norway accumulated here. It is a lot of walking between the buildings and to see the church. So not a place for anyone with a walking difficulty as there are different levels, uneven and slippery ground. It was still very intetesting.
Written March 15, 2020
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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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Patricia M
12 contributions
May 2019
Not to be missed. Charming village of 200 structures, including a stave church. Make sure you interact with the guides in each building. One of our guides told stories about each family member inhabiting their house, very detailed and well-researched. Fun fun fun way to learn about fabulous Norway and its people.
Written February 5, 2020
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corhiain
England, UK143 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I love anything that involves history, museums that left you really experience things and really opens up your imagination and this ticked all three boxes. Next door to the Viking museum and absolutely worth a look. So many Norwegian houses from 1300 to 1960’s set in little communities that really makes you feel you have gone back in time. Licked play area and picnic area too. Great museum and value for money.
Written February 21, 2020
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