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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

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Address: Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
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+47 22 12 37 00
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11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is Norway's largest and oldest folk museum. It includes an open-air...

This is Norway's largest and oldest folk museum. It includes an open-air collection of more than 150 houses taken from various regions of Norway, as well as an indoor museum with various exhibitions.

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Good place to visit but not in winter

We really enjoyed our visit here, its a really cool place to see the history of Norway! The bad thing is that in winter they dont have any animals or places open, all of it closes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, its a really cool place to see the history of Norway! The bad thing is that in winter they dont have any animals or places open, all of it closes cus of winter. So if you can go in summer, it will be better

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People spend a fortune on cruise side trips to see stave churches, but the best one is right here in the Folk Museum! Along with old farm-life buildings of several eras, the church was definitely a highlight. Plan to spend a few hours--the buildings are scattered across a large property, and then the indoor exhibits are fascinating!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum to visit and a good way to pass a few hours. I'm a big fan of living museums, and this one didn't disappoint, although when I visited, it wasn't fully open

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wherenot going tho visit this museum, but After visiting the Viking museum, we stumbled on to this museum. We plannen to stay an hour, but ended up there for 5 and didnot see it all. This had it all, a look and feel experience through time, If there was a downside it was that not evrything was open for... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting and well presented collection of buildings and artefacts that give a sense of life in rural Norway through the years. The site is spread over quite a large area, so good mobility required

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place in my opinion is amazing, i enjoyed going inside this very very old places, houses from 1300 and on, then going int he 1800 and then the 1900, it was a very nice journey, the place is huge, is something to enjoy for several hours, i recommend to go in summer. Also the cafeteria have very nice food.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a great place to learn about the history of Norway regarding the way of leaving. The visit could take you an entire day as it is quite big. You can get there by taxi or public transport. There are a few interactive activities also to enjoy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I only had about two hours at this place, on a Sunday afternoon, but we would love to have a lot more time at this place. The place is huge, but not in a "tired-of-museum"- kind of way. The museum is built like a small outdoor-village with different buildings from many different places around Norway. You may... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Norwegian Folk Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum) is located in the borough of Bygdøy in Oslo and contains a wide range of rural log cabins, farmhouses, and small village dwellings which have been relocated from different regions of Norway. The museum was founded in 1894, acquired the land currently occupied in the late 19th century, and opened to the public in... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A really well presented open air museum that gave an excellent flavour of historical Norway. Arranged in areas representing different eras the site is just the right size to fascinate without becoming tiresome. The museum in the main building shows a complete history of the country through artefacts and textiles with great cultural insights, again, just the right amount to... More 

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