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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is huge. We only had a couple of hours to see the whole place, but we could have used at least another hour if not more. It is so interesting. The way they built the buildings is fun to see. I liked being...More

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 2 days ago

A short ferry ride from Aker Brygge takes you to 5 different museums. This one incorporates buildings brought together from different periods of Norwegian history and includes the famous "stave church". Wander around, engage with a few cultural interpreters, and see how Norway evolved.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This outdoor museum leads you through how it was to live in Norway from ancient times to recently. It is interesting to walk from one exhibit to the other and see how the houses were developed and streets were laid out. There are lots of...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was better then i fort it would be and its very interesting to see the culture of Norway back in the day. It's quite massive and there are a lot of things to see. You'll definitely need a couple hours to go around...More

Thank UKtravelerone
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a pretty amazing museum with many floors of terrific exhibits...but since we had limited time left in our day, we decided to focus on the Viking exhibit. Highly recommend the exhibit. Wow.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is an open air park kind of museum, where you can see the old houses of Norway... It is just so interesting and charming. It is a park after all so you should expect some mud as it oftens rains in Olso.

Thank elianegermanos
Reviewed 5 days ago

Typically I don't go for the "historic buildings that have all been relocated to one place" type "museum" but this one was incredibly well curated and collected. It makes sense to have saved these notable examples of churches, farm houses and other examples of Norwegian...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place really warrants a whole day! There is so much to see and everything is well planned and well signed. Although there are some very steep areas it is accessible to the adventurous disabled with carers. The buildings are wonderful to see and explanations...More

Thank Margaret1917
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the go-to museum for a historical journey into the Norwegian past. Buildings dating back to viking times and various periods up until the mid-1900s are scattered around the premesis, and staff in time appropriate traditional costumes liven the place up. At one square,...More

Thank Silje K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed that somebody with some foresight thought to bring ancient farm buildings from various areas of Norway to a central site. The small villages created by these buildings give a wonderful insight into how people lived over the centuries. We only had...More

Thank TPT_Traveller
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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
1 May 2017|
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Response from SteinF_13 | Reviewed this property |
If you consider a lunch brake, - the whole day. They are all close to each other, in fact in walking distance(in good shoes). Enjoy!
29 April 2017|
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Response from willowMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
My memory is that it was about a 20 minute bus ride. It is open air, but fenced and with specific entry and exit, therefore it is not open at all times, just outdoors.