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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 2 days ago via mobile

If you’ve been to Greenfield Village in Michigan or Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, this place is a similar concept but for Norwegian folk history. You can immerse yourself in historic Norwegian culture with costumed guides and relocated or recreated buildings to explore, arranged in villages and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Folk Museum on the way back form my earlier visit to the Fram Museum. Same easy public transport access by bus. I was there on a very hot day and had injured my knee so I knew I would only have a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. The buildings are cool to see. We learned about the history of Norway here. There are characters here that are in costume. Easy to get to. Bus 30 gets you there. While there just down the street is the Viking...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I loved the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. It has several separate exhibits, is outdoors and indoors and is well worth a visit. There are lots of restored building that exhibit different functions - a bank, a bakery, a gas station, etc....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a large mainly open air museum full of restored buildings, some which house activities eg folk tale reading, baking. There are also folk dancing demonstrations. It is worthtaking the guided tours.. about one hour...for the interesting info about the buildings and cultural history.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is quite large as it includes a museum showing all kinds of utensils, dresses, weapons, accessories...as well as a large open air museum showing constructions of different era including the Stave Church made of timber. There are staff dressed up in traditional dresses...More

Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was lucky to make it to the open air museum during the June heatwave. There was a lot of activities and sights to see. Best to give yourself around 2 hours to fully explore the open air museum in it's entirety.

Thank Derek N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a nicely prepared area with old original houses from different centuries. Some also accessible inside. A taste of history all around. We have visited Scansen in Stockholm before, which has definitely a more consistent and higher standard. However, it is worth while visiting.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

First off: This place is huge! So be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Entering you find yourself in a courtyard surrounded by buildings. On one side there is a large exhibition hall. When I was there, there were craft folk demonstrating tatting, spinning and wood...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great collection of old buildings illustrating life in rural Norway through the centuries. The apartment building with each floor set in a different time was very interesting and well done. The artisan workshops were great and all the people were happy to chat and...More

Thank George C
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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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