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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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 today via mobile

Quite good Museum. Ferry ride from pier 3. Not that many buildings to go in or people around to ‘bring to life’. Many, many Norwegian farm buildings. Could have been better. Nothing like Skansen in Stockholm.

Thank Claire E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seriously impressive! The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History has so much to offer that we ran short on time. Many interesting buildings have been transported to this location and walking in this large open-air museum is like a stroll back in time. The museum is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning layout walks you through Norway's past practically demonstrating the stages and ages of its culture.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very fun and beautiful open air museum with it’s old town and wooden houses and traditional shops. We got there by a ferry 10 mins to Bygdøy island. The entrance was 260NOk for a family of 4 and 200NOk reduced price for students. We visited...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interestibg place, with preformances and things to do. You can also walk in to most of the buildings. Remember to buy coupons for the old store and for the lefse. Theres also an original staf church (stavkirke).

Thank lroy89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum if interested in the history of Norway, its buildings/houses/farms, and learning about the ways of life in previous generations. Part of a small "old town" rebuilt with an apartment building. Farm houses like ancestors lived in. Very interesting.

Thank Lora18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good 3 hours in rain seeing all the old buildings which were mostly open and some displays about church and others about traditional clothing

Thank 62Kathy52
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent outdoor museum showing many buildings used in Norway over many centuries. The hill is large, start at the top!

Thank plentyfun
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a village that has been rehabbed. It is a series of buildings that have been reassembled in a large, partially wooded area a ferry ride from downtown Oslo. Worth a visit for sure.

Thank Casualtraveler99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a real feel of Norawy in just 1-2 hours, then you must visit this museum. It is a great display of norvegian living.

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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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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.