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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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Probably the best museum I have ever been to in and around Oslo

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so great, we stayed the whole afternoon but didn't see the time going by ! The little houses are juste too cute, the possibility to enter in some of them is amazing. I loved it all !

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic collection of old houses from all over Norway. Farmhouses, home of fishermen, tools, etc. Beautiful in summertime! Easy to get there, often people in folk-costumes as guides, just a beautiful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very much out of season so a fair number of the buildings were closed; that said this collection is so big we were not short of things to see. Two of the buildings we went into had people in costume who could talk to us about the building and its history which was really interesting. The stave church... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visitt before Christmas or in the summer months. A lot of history, great buildings and a fun place for kids to run around, Make sure to visit the toy museum. If the wearher is good go by ferry from Rådhuset and bring a picknickbasket. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Oslo you can't miss this place. It shows how Norwegians used to live throughout the times, from medieval times until quite recently, the architecture of buildings to customs and way of living. Way worth the price. The site is huge and they have live demonstrations where you can even taste what they used to eat centuries... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fascinating indoor/outdoor museum presents actual restored and preserved farmsteads, buildings, and furnishings relocated from different regions of Norway and from different periods in time. You can literally step into a home, storehouse, or cattle barn from the High Middle Ages, the 1860s, or the 1950s in order to imagine life in a different era. The highlights for me were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At its best on a sunny day, but a good place to visit in the rain too! The Medieval Stave Church from Gol in Hallingdal (halfway between Oslo and Bergen) is perhaps the main attraction, but there is so much more to see indoors and outdoors. Visitors get a rich and colorful insight into Norwegian life and traditions through the... More 

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