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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2-3 hours
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania22,803 contributions
Apr. 2022
One of the most interesting museums in Oslo. You can see how the houses in Norway have evolved over time. Most of the older houses cannot be visited inside, unfortunately. But there are some in which women, dressed as in the old days, cook traditional dishes. Interesting!
At the entry is a nice cafe where you can have a snack and a drink (even a beer).
You need at least 3-4 hours to visit leisurely.
Written 14 May 2022
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captmom
Seneca, SC428 contributions
Apr. 2022
So wonderful that the king had the forethought to plan this park in the late 1800s. Very informative of building styles. It would have been better if there were docents in period dress to help explain some things. The church is magnificent.
Written 5 May 2022
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Samantha F
Norway5 contributions
Jun. 2021
really great place to come visit , very interesting place you can go in and look around all the places in there just like walking into the past.
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Written 29 April 2022
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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 18 April 2022
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Tommy G
5 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
Very interesting and beautiful place to go. Hood place to to for anyone who is a little interested in history or architecture.
Written 13 April 2022
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WatfordNeil
Enfield, London156 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Really interesting looking at and going into old schools, flats, houses, shops. Cleverly done with real buildings you can walk into or walk around. Lots of descriptions as well.
Written 9 March 2022
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Joshua R
Washington DC, DC445 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
We went to this museum with not many expectations and throughly enjoyed it. We spent a lot of time looking at the amazing indoor exhibitions first. We then had a light snack in the cafe before walking around the outdoor area. The Stave church and surrounding buildings were amazing. We also really enjoyed the other part with the city feel and walk in apartment buildings. It really gave a sense of life through the ages. Highly recommend a visit here!
Written 2 March 2022
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Traveling Ammonite
14 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 29 December 2021
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LaurentCL2
Alassio, Italy1,996 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 15 December 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 23 November 2021
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