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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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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...more
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Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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All reviews stave church apartment building folk dancing farm buildings dressed in traditional indoor exhibits wooden church oslo pass different eras norwegian houses christmas market different periods different areas old church few hours sunny day walk around
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I just love this place, see how life was in older times. X-mas market is lovely in December. Nice atmosphere, and lovely surroundings. Also interesting for kids.

Thank Kyrre E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love wood and architecture so this place was a true paradise for me! Also, the guide in the church told interesting stories. Beautiful place to spend your time. Highly recommended!

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a saturday at this traditional museum in Oslo. Its a Nice museum to bring a toddler, rather spacious area to walk, see animals, folkdance and the amazing stave Church. Even has a small playground where you can bring your packed Lunch. No fancy Hightech...More

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PaalM4, Informasjonssjef at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 007happytraveller, I am happy to hear thet you liked Norsk Folkemuseum. For a rainy day, please observe that we also have indoor exhibits on Norwegian culture like folk art, costume and church art, in addition to Sami cutlure.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This amazing place took us back in time. We experienced the different era´s of folk. The buildings gave us an insight in the way of life, with indepth information in Norwegian and English. Almost all buildings were really used, no reconstructions. Even though the high...More

Thank VrolijkeFluiter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a boat to the spot where this museum is located. After you get off the boat it is a short walk to the museum. It is a combination of an inside display and mostly outdoor buildings to explore. They are buildings from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend visiting here as it not only have an amazing Stave Church but homes and buildings from different generations and locations in Norway, be prepared its quite a big area and a hike up to the Stave church.

Thank cday34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stave church, and lots of little buildings, and unusually an urban section with an apartment laid out in different times in the 19th century. Definitely a must see

Thank lisa c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibitions of the artifacts from everyday life are extensive and informative, but the collection of buildings from cities and farms all around Norway are reminiscent of Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village; except they cover a far greater span of time, from as far back as...More

Thank Scowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The indoor exhibit of how folk art (carving, decorative painting, fiber arts etc) had evolved is well done, with decent explanations in English. Since we visited in September some of the outdoor interpretavie people were not around, but there was a very informative lady at...More

Thank Herring
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit, to get in touch with the Norwegian past,such a beautiful huge outdoor indoor museum. Assembled in areas, the architecture how it changed .. this is how it’s called the folk museum

Thank Souhail M
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8 February 2018|
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Response from DeepInTheWoodsMike | Reviewed this property |
There are benches however there is also a lot of walking required to see the exhibits. In addition, there are a couple of fairly steep hills to climb (to see the Stave Church). It is well worth the time but substantial... More
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Response from DocDG | Reviewed this property |
I also did not see anything on pony or horse riding in Oslo. I can't say that we looked. Good luck.