Learn about daily life in Norway through the artifacts and 150 houses relocated from different regions at Norsk Folkemuseum. Founded in 1894, this is the country's oldest and largest folk museum. Walk among the houses that have been set up as a village, and view displays depicting culture and lifestyle from 1500 to the present day. Be sure to see the Viking-style Gol Stave Church that dates back to 1200, one of the five medieval buildings in the museum. Inside, check out the permanent exhibitions on folk art, folk costumes, Sami culture, toys, and contemporary history. Grab a map on your way in, and if you are short on time, let the items labeled "must sees" guide you. To buy some traditional Norwegian crafts, stop in the gift shop on your way out. Be sure to wear proper footwear, as some walking is involved. Using our world travel planner, Oslo attractions like Norsk Folkemuseum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Norsk Folkemuseum reviews
Super interesting place with lots and lots of buildings and exhibitions, we hadn't time to see more than a small part. But the stave church from Gol alone is worth a visit and a five-star...
Super interesting place with lots and lots of buildings and exhibitions, we hadn't time to see more than a small part. But the stave church from Gol alone is worth a visit and a five-star... more »
Mainly walked around the outside seeing all the preserved buildings of Norways history. Went on a dreary, cloudy day and it was a bit creepy as a lot of the buildings are extremely dark or black...
Mainly walked around the outside seeing all the preserved buildings of Norways history. Went on a dreary, cloudy day and it was a bit creepy as a lot of the buildings are extremely dark or black... more »
I think visiting this museum was my best discovery in Oslo. We were 4 friends on trip and enjoyed every moment of this visit, that is really consistent - if you will to read everything you can easily spend 3-4 hours here. The best part was for us the outside with the evolution of the houses ans the actors inside - amazing ! 100% recommended.
A must visit when in Oslo, the old village is lovely, building to roam around, can easily fill a full day. Animals to see, demonstrate of local music and dance. Shows you Oslo through the ages highly recommended!
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