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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

I have to go back! This is a living history museum in the summer months but even the walk around the few acres site was impressive. There are samples of buildings from all over Norway that tell the story of its history. You have to...More

2  Thank HayestoRF
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We had lunch at the cafe and it was one of the best fish soups I've had. The open sandwich with prawns was also very good but the vegetarian focaccia with mozzarella and tomato was really soggy. I visited here in January 2016 and practically...More

1  Thank Yummyfoodie1
Reviewed December 31, 2016

The old rural buildings with turfed roofs looked amazing in winter with icicles hanging off them. The stave church was a slightly disappointing as the outside is a reconstruction and the interior which is more original was closed off and unlit. The town buildings were...More

Thank Graeme Y
Reviewed December 26, 2016

This museum must be visited with the tour guide (free). Without the explanations, you will just not get what you are seeing. I loved the explanations about the old houses and its designs, some myths and traditions, and especially the stavkirke, which was not a...More

2  Thank MemnochXXI
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must see for the Stave Church. This is very distinctive and is set in a historical village. It is only a five minute walk from the ship museum.

1  Thank rendomorph
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

A good museum to get a comprehensive download of Norwegian culture in one place. Extensive collection of artefacts, folk dresses, includes a section on sami culture and church history. There is a big outdoor section with a collection of buildings/houses through the history of Norway,...More

1  Thank BMNK65
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I was very curious about the folk museum of Oslo, because i taught it was the best opportunity for me to see and understand about norway's culture, but i found a place where a Lit of exibitions were closed or not accessible, no brochure in...More

Thank Nina D
Reviewed December 22, 2016

A wonderful place to stretch your legs when the weather is pleasant. A fascinating way to experience history by strolling through this collection of homes and businesses through the centuries.

1  Thank willowMelbourne
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I took couple of hours walk from frogner park to norsk folk museum. You will never regret this walk. The view and museums are amazing, especially Norsk Folk Museum, I was amazed by the stave church. Recommend to walk from Dronning Blancas vei, you will...More

2  Thank sergesays
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Wonderful holiday environment when we visited it was quite crowded but was able to see everything. The Jule Market was huge and artisians created all year for just this market. So many wonderful items available for purchase. Museum itself well presented and decorated in places...More

1  Thank JR B
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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
April 30, 2017|
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Response from SteinF_13 | Reviewed this property |
If you consider a lunch brake, - the whole day. They are all close to each other, in fact in walking distance(in good shoes). Enjoy!
April 28, 2017|
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Response from willowMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
My memory is that it was about a 20 minute bus ride. It is open air, but fenced and with specific entry and exit, therefore it is not open at all times, just outdoors.