Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History

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  • Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway, 0287
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47-22123700
  • Fax: +1-22123777
  • Ticket Price: 120 NOK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Natural History Museum, Landmarks, Social, Arts, Museums

Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History - Review

This wonderfully engaging museum is the largest cultural museum in Norway. The exhibits cover Norwegian lifestyles from the 15th century onwards, through about 160,000 artefacts - folk dress, textiles, folk art, weapons, toys, musical instruments and work tools. There are also collections of professional and amateur photography (significantly the works of Anders Beer Wilse). But it’s the presentation that’s the real winner here – an open air style collection of 160 houses uprooted from their original locations and beautifully presented in a mock-town here. You can walk in and out of these. Of these, the most important are as follows:

  • Gol Stave Church from the 13th century
  • The Rauland farmhouse from the 14th century
  • The 1865 tenement building
  • The Collections of King Oscar II
  • The Countryside
  • The Old Town
  • The Apartment Building
  • The Pharmacy Museum
  • The Dentist's Offices
  • The Bank
  • The Tap Room

Also important is the Sami Collection. There are picnic tables everywhere so you can bring your own lunch. There really isn’t a better way to get a feel of old Norway. In summer, actors will re-enact traditional Norse occupations and roles in costume. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Oslo Itinerary 2 Days.

Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Information

  • Parking outside the front entrance.
  • Cafe by the main entrance

Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Ticket Prices

  • Adults: NOK 120
  • Students/Retired NOK 90  
  • Children NOK 40
  • Children under 6 years free

How To reach Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History by Public Transport

  • Bus 30 stop Folkemuseet
  • Drive or take a taxi
  • Ferry no. 91 from Radhuskaia to Dronningen

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  • Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway, 0287
  • Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Contact Number: +47-22123700
  • Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History Price: 120 NOK
  • Best time to visit Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Oslo include Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History in their plan

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  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History

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Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History, Oslo Reviews

  • We started in the cafe for a bit of lunch and it was delicious, a bit pricey, but delicious, so worth a visit. This is a really well designed historical area and as you walk through the different areas, they represent the different cultural time periods. We saw a very detailed exhibit of Norwegian rural life, with many examples of barns and houses through the eras. The Stave church here is well preserved and a real treat. If you cannot get out of Oslo to see the Stave churches situated in the local surroundings, this is a good way to see one in Oslo. The cultural role-playing actors/educators were very knowledgeable and super friendly, excited to share their knowledge or conversation about Norway and Norwegian life in general. Great anthropological and historical experience. Expect to spend at least three hours minimum to do the exhibits justice.

  • I’m literally obsessed with this place. I loved it SO much!!!! The transplanted villages and the stave church were the absolute coolest. I felt like a kid in a candy store running around poking my head in the different structures. It was just amazing to see so much history. Definitely plan to spend at least an hour or two here. There’s so much to see. There’s also a nice cafe to eat or get a snack.

  • Great outdoor and indoor museum (mostly the former) to learn about and experience Norwegian cultural history. Similar to Skansen in Stockholm, it consists of old buildings and constructions relocated from all over the country to one single spot. Guides dressed in typical clothes acts as citizens, explaining about what visitors see. Lots of spontaneous musical performances, as well as scheduled music and dance shows. Amazing place to spend at least half a day!

  • An outstanding, hands on look at Norway's cultures and subcultures throughout the ages that all attempt to answer the question "what does it mean to be Norwegian?" I was amazed at the diversity of this society and really enjoyed learning about the unique experiences of individuals within this country over the centuries. Really enlightening was the exhibit on the history of tobacco use in Norway, as well as the tenement halls. Bravo!

  • What a marvelous collection of buildings combined with reenactors bringing the culture of Norway alive. We easily spent all afternoon wandering around this open air museum. Signage is also provided in English through most of the exhibits. There is a reasonably priced cafe on the grounds with a good collection of lunch items which were fresh and tasty. The grounds are a short walk from the Viking Museum, which is best seen when they first open. In other words, one can readily spend the day in this vicinity.

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