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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: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Great to see how people lived and survived. In some of the houses there was a person dressed in period time who told the story of the what was done in the house. Very nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank delen1
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed ourselves on a visit here. We used our Oslo Pass to get free entry and spent 2-3 hours. There is a lot to see and the buildings and history around them was interesting. There are traditional musical and dance performances and lots...More

Thank WidleyTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Roman Catholic priests long ago had brief services so no benches inside. The doors have great woodworking and inside is the scene of the Last Supper. Other building have grass on their roofs.

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is on Bygdøy peninsula, a half hour ferry ride from Oslo harbor; it's a huge open-air museum and is in my view Oslo's most compelling attraction, even more interesting than Akershus festning (castle & fortress). The main museum building...More

Thank savvyworldtraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

This outdoor museum is interesting for seeing some of the native houses and workshops and storerooms of the Norwegian people, moved here from all over the country. The Stave Church is the most striking element on the campus - the other small villages become a...More

Thank DocDG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fine place with some people showing how life was in those times. A lot of houses where not open when we were there (out of season) which was unfortunate. Furthermore i think they shouldn't ask money for a slice of old style baked flatbread. Since...More

Thank KvBerloo
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can take the bus right to the front door of this outdoor museum (Oslo pass covers both bus and museum entry), a huge time saver and no walking uphill from the harbor (if that matters to you). About the same time overall as taking...More

Thank Gretchen F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just outside the city of Oslo, you will find the extensive grounds of this open air museum. It's vast grounds have traditional, wooden (farm) houses, showing architectural styles from the various provinces. Also a beautiful wooden 'stavkirke'. In many of the houses staff will be...More

Thank TinekevB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History was one of the surprises of our trip to Oslo. It popped up in many guide books and here on TripAdvisor, but we weren't totally sure what to expect and whether our boys (ages 10 &12) would like...More

Thank ChrismCalifornia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really must visit place if you like bit of history. You can visit the actual houses people lived in 18th and 19th century in Scandinavia region. Also enjoy the local Flat Bread baked fresh in front of you. Good place to visit.

Thank Mangeshb
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21 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
30 April 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!
28 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.