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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such an interesting place and far bigger to walk around than you might first consider. Give yourself plenty of time and enjoy a unique way to reflect on Norwegian social history.

Thank RHM1957
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see in this wonderful outdoor park; old buildings from all over Norway including a beautiful stave church. Plus a very good museum, excellent gift shop and WiFi all over the site. The number 30 bus will get you there, and then on...More

Thank Uksnowy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is quite different from usual museums - it is very similar to the Skansen museum in Stockholm. This means that it is an open-air museum with lots and lots of traditional Norwegian wooden houses. The most interesting feature are the roofs, covered with...More

Thank Mira V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I personaly love this kind of museums. We werent sure to go in but om glad we did. It was way bigger than expected. Beside the 3 indoor buildings you can look at the history and stuff. There is also a huge outside museum to...More

Thank Donker11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely place to explore for an afternoon. There were many areas to see. We had lunch at the restaurant there and price was not to bad!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not worth it for the price. The Stave Church was interesting to see but you can't enter most of the other buildings on the property. There is no where you can buy bus tickets in the area, so make sure you buy them ahead of...More

Thank Maps27
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are familiar with Beamish Museum in the UK, this is similar - reconstructed buildings and a stave church too. It was early in the year and the preparations/repairs were still going on so there were some restrictions sadly. Close to Viking ship museum...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This large museum has something for everyone - urban and rural lifestyles, fashion history, live craftsman displays, costumed reenactments, live music, period dancing, a rebuilt stave church, and artifacts from several centuries. We spent about 3 hours at the museum and probably visited half of...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the museum pass. Take the ferry across. This museum is a must see. Probably my favorite. Of course you must see the old buildings and church but I really enjoyed the apartment building that had an apt from each decade. Really fun. It's in...More

Thank lkpm3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stave church is amazing and well worth seeing - however on a weekday very few interiors are open, so you have to peer through windows. The only guides around were at the Stave church but they didn't seem to think their job included talking...More

Thank sjs1811
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Christine55416
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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Keithb52
12 January 2018|
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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.
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