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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

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Address: Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
Phone Number:
+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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Interesting immersion in Norwegian culture through the years

This museum must be visited with the tour guide (free). Without the explanations, you will just not get what you are seeing. I loved the explanations about the old houses and its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum must be visited with the tour guide (free). Without the explanations, you will just not get what you are seeing. I loved the explanations about the old houses and its designs, some myths and traditions, and especially the stavkirke, which was not a replica, but a true wood church moved to the premises of this outdoor museum. Not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see for the Stave Church. This is very distinctive and is set in a historical village. It is only a five minute walk from the ship museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good museum to get a comprehensive download of Norwegian culture in one place. Extensive collection of artefacts, folk dresses, includes a section on sami culture and church history. There is a big outdoor section with a collection of buildings/houses through the history of Norway, ranging from log cabins to a quaint little petrol kiosk. Given it was winter, the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very curious about the folk museum of Oslo, because i taught it was the best opportunity for me to see and understand about norway's culture, but i found a place where a Lit of exibitions were closed or not accessible, no brochure in English was available, information about the exposed pieces poor and not clear. I asked further... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to stretch your legs when the weather is pleasant. A fascinating way to experience history by strolling through this collection of homes and businesses through the centuries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took couple of hours walk from frogner park to norsk folk museum. You will never regret this walk. The view and museums are amazing, especially Norsk Folk Museum, I was amazed by the stave church. Recommend to walk from Dronning Blancas vei, you will find a lot of surprises.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful holiday environment when we visited it was quite crowded but was able to see everything. The Jule Market was huge and artisians created all year for just this market. So many wonderful items available for purchase. Museum itself well presented and decorated in places for the holidays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a worthwhile place to visit for an appreciation of how Norwegian people lived in past eras. Another name is "Norskfolkemuseum". Do plan to spend a bit more time here especially if you are into history and culture, as there are ample exhibits to review, and it is after all a reasonably big compound to walk in. We loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Fantastic historical and cultural experience. A real taste of how our ancestors lived, worked and worshipped. There is also a fantastic restaurant with top class dining and service. Easy to get there by public transport.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Google Maps told us we had to walk from the Centre of Oslo and we got drenched and moody doing so - it turns out the 30 bus stops right outside the museum and goes back and forth to the centre of Oslo, so dont make the same mistake as us! Lots of lovely buildings outside and opportunities to try... More 

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