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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We as a family come here every year at Christmas time for the Christmas Market , getting into the Christmas feeling. Looking around a the lovely old norwigen architecture the have save.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is no doubt one of those museums that gets missed but if you have the time to visit you will not be disappointed. There are a considerable number of buildings which have been reconstructed on the site which gives you a chance to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had several stages and stores closed due to renovation/hours, but still it was worth the visit. It´s a walk through Norwegian history, both with static displays and buildings rebuild at site, with all the info displayed next to them. A very impressing stave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can easily spend 2-3 hours here walking about. We went when the Christmas market was on which was fantastic. Great insight into Norwegian culture and super easy to get to with public transport.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roryp171
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is filled with Norse era houses and a stave church. It was snowing when I went so walking was difficult and I fell down once, but that was my fault for not writing the proper shoes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 101lukeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much a typical museum experience with a lot of artifacts. Not interactive and mainly focusing on looking and reading. Particularly enjoyed learning about the cultures in the snowy north e.g. the Sami people and Eskimos. Some excellent artifacts including the clothing, especially coats made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This open-air museum contains old Norwegian buildings both from city and countrysideand some farm animals. They have also some live workshops like silversmith.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marko74Fin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Oslo for one day on a Baltic cruise and wanted something to soak up a little local history, culture and some sunshine on a nice day. This was our first stop of the day and provided an enjoyable morning.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rowdy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a large outdoor area with a lot of traditional Norwegian houses from different regions of Norway.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tuan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must visit, to see how the Norwegians have lived through the ages. Many differences to be seen from different parts of Norway. Some of the buildings you can enter and some even have 'living' shops, like in the old days. Only open in summer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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.
22 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