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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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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the museum in May 2017. It was a perfect time of the year. The photo of the main entrance shows the trees in blossom & tourist season was just beginning. The displays in several building cover history from early days (year ??) to...More

Thank vietnor2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a good museum to go with children,to see how the norwegians lived during various centuries. There are lots of houses,barns from various areas of Norway and from various centuries.

Thank lucivolar
Reviewed 5 days ago

I thought the German Christmas markets are good, the Oslo one is even better. Rather than centering on food/drink the Norges center on Christmas gifts and Yuletide cheer. Very worth doing and it’s all held in a living museum.

Thank ABH542
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting this museum in beginning of December and luckily for us there where Christmas market what gives us more look and taste of Norwegian culture. Unfortunately we couldn’t see much inside the houses I would like, but Christmas market was the best there

Thank Aija B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in early Nov 2017, they close at 3.30pm during winter month. totally understandable as i think there were less than 10 visitors during the time my visit. This is a open air museum, so expect alot of walking. well maintain and preserved and is...More

Thank GuardianOfTheGalaxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to discover the houses from Norway (flat, farm, church...) Good idea but unfortunately you can't enter in all the houses :-( On the other side, you can discover the life of the inhabitant with a lot of descriptions I think it is better...More

Thank TrinityFrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building closed at 3 so we were only able to see inside 1 or 2 of them. The grounds are open until 6 so we were able to walk around and look at the buildings. They were great! Cool to see how people lived...More

Thank Tasha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the boat over from Aker Brygge and this was our first stop. We had been on the fence about whether to visit here, but were really glad we did! Not just for kids! The stave church was the first we'd ever seen and...More

Thank AKTraveler50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably it was not the best part of the year to visit, but we were not really amused. The group agreed that skansen in Trondheim made much more better impression when we've visited it. But if you like nordic culture and architecture, it's still worth...More

1  Thank kosoburak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stave church is worth a visit just by itself, and it's very pleasant to just wander outdoors amongst the old buildings, and understand how the Norwegians lived in the past. We were lucky to visit on a warm and sunny day-I'm not sure how...More

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22 May 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
1 May 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!
29 April 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.