Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History, Oslo

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Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway

Phone: +47-22123700

Ticket Price: 120 NOK

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History, Oslo

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.

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, Oslo Reviews

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  • Fascinating place. The Stave Church in particular am impressive site. just a short walk from the Viking Ship Museum so you can do both in a morning. If you buy an Oslo travel pass you can get into both for free

  • A nice and quiet place with wooden houses from different historical periods and various Norwegian regions. Would rather recommend visiting during a warm period, since a lot of attractions are closed during a winter time (for example, a farm and a market). Good location for long walks in the nature.

  • Many buildings to walk through shows a real history of living in Norway throughout the times. Make sure you check all the buildings as many are open to explore and see fun little things that could be missed just walking past. If you come in the winter wear the correct shoes!

  • A great open air museum, wonderfully done, so much history and buildings to see, most buildings you can go inside, huge plus, bonus was the farm animals and the herb gardens. You can spend an entire day here, a ton of very cool things to see

  • Really good, heaps of traditional house to look at as well as exhibitions indoors. It closes early (4pm) so plan ahead. Tickets are 100NOK per head. If you are short for time then bus 30 takes you there from Oslo S otherwise it is a 45 min walk (with good scenery)

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