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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Ranked #11 of 341 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Museum brings to light a few history lesions that could usually be overseen, and ranging from more than a couple hundreds years ago
Also offering a nice stroll around museum itself

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"stave church"
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"apartment building"
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"folk dancing"
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"farm buildings"
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"dressed in traditional"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"wooden church"
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"oslo pass"
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"different eras"
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"norwegian houses"
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"christmas market"
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"different periods"
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"different areas"
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"old church"
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"few hours"
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"sunny day"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Old rebuilt house and structures that you could not go into. Was not worth the long walk and ferry ride to get there

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Paal M, Public Relations Manager at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Norsk Folkemuseum (The Norwegian museum of cultural history) is an open-air museum with many open houses and activities, especially in the summer season. Ask for our daily programme in the Visitor's Centre to learn which houses are open and which activities you can join.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Cultural History Museum is a marvelous, and large, outdoor museum depicting Norwegian life and buildings at various times over the last 800 years. Particularly outstanding is the elaborate stave church. Some re-enactors are usually present but many more are there on the weekends. The Cultural History/Folk Museum is an easy five minute walk from the Viking Museum, both of which are stops on the bus route.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Refreshingly interesting. Outdoors & the only chance to see this collection of historical old bldgs. together

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

While visiting Norway, I wanted to see some of the stave churches. This museum has an excellent example of a stave church, in an open setting among other historic buildings. We had a beautiful, blue-sky day for our visit and came away with some great photos. The other historic buildings are interesting as well, and you can spend quite a bit of time at this museum. We walked to the museum from the ferry landing, and also visited the Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Fram Museum on the same day, walking from museum to museum.

1  Thank Pete S
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