Norwegian Museum Of Cultural HistoryCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
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.
- Parking outside the front entrance.
- Cafe by the main entrance
- Adults: NOK 120
- Students/Retired NOK 90
- Children NOK 40
- Children under 6 years free
- Bus 30 stop Folkemuseet
- Drive or take a taxi
- Ferry no. 91 from Radhuskaia to Dronningen
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50% of people start their Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History
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Such a brilliant experience! So much to see and do. I love the different building styles and also the village where you can go back in time. Everyone is so friendly and very knowledgeable. It’s a lovely place to take a walk as well. Entry is reasonable but it is also free with the OsloPass.
An outstanding museum that makes history life size and interactive in the most fundamental way. Came here over the summer with a friend visiting me from Ireland and it was one of the most incredible museum experiences I've ever had. Cannot recommend or rate highly enough.
My son and I visited after a heavy fall of snow , the whole area was so beautiful it looked like a picture postcard. The xmas market stalls,the staff in their local district costumes, Father Xmas talking to all the children, the children in national costumes doing their regional dances all made a wonderful experience for us both, highly recommended.
Being in October. You easily and nicely spend the day over! Had potatoes pick, kids loved it. The wind is strong and is open air so take coats! Bring snacks so you can picnic there
Although we arrived at the end of the day near closing time, we felt it was well worth the effort. The Stave Church was fascinating. If you enjoy cultural history, please allow yourself some time at this place!