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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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This is Norway's largest and oldest folk museum. It includes an open-air collection of more than 150 houses taken from various regions of Norway, as well as an indoor museum with various exhibitions.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is so cute! it covers a pretty big area, with some hills so bring your walking shoes! although big, it was extremely easy to navigate through the different parts of this folk museum. it is well set up so that you can see...More

Thank lilmisscasunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great collection of buildings from around Norway on a farming theme. It is sometimes hard to see the differences between the different buildings and there could be more information to help one understand not just the features but the reasons for them....More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is definitely worth the visit! Just grab an Oslo pass through the app on your phone and take the short ferry ride to its first stop. The museum is a short walk away. This museum is predominately out of doors although there are...More

Thank Laurenrenae
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best preserved museum of old houses from Norway and traditions on air. I saw an interesting old church moved here from another location and traditions from Norway illustrated through old items and people dressed in national costumes.

Thank dinu3000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very easy to navigate, extremely interesting and a nice experience. A visit to the Stave Church is a must.

Thank Fairfax_Travelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought a friend here who was visiting from Berlin, and we both enjoyed it. I liked the open space and that the museum is set up with many buildings to explore. The surrounding area is a great walk too! Bundle up if it is...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would be a wonderful place to spend a morning and take a picnic. We did not allow ourselves enough time here and wish we hadn't put it at the end of a long museum visiting day. In the Telemark region we found a traditionally...More

Thank Ingrid80302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place because it explains the history of Oslo so well. It is an interactive museum, though there is also a lot of reading to do. Nonetheless, at the end of every section there is a short video that summarizes what you saw....More

Thank VirginiaVelkra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The open air was fantastic!! The recreation of the great old buildings, how they were put together and used. Brilliant!! There are real animals for those of us who have never seen a cow, chicken or sheep. Inside gas beautiful displays of traditional Norwegian dress...More

Thank karenw752015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum on a beautiful day using our Oslo pass. We arrived early before the tour groups .This I rather large place so took about three hours to see it. Do not miss the Stave Church and the outdoor exhibits. There are employees dressed...More

Thank Diane F
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hi, what are the timings for the norwegian open air museum in oslo. how far from the radisson blu scandinavia hotel. thnx
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
How much time should we allow to visit the Museum of Cultural History, the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Polar Ship museum and the Kon- Tiki museum? Thanks.
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!
How long was the bus ride from downtown (city hall) to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History? Or how long is the ferry? Also, Trip adviser says says it is open from 11-4. Isn't it always open - an open air museum? Please advise. Thanks!
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.