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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 - 16:00
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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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Great morning out

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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canthox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here in February. It was lightly snowing some times during the day and there was snow on the ground, somewhat scary moving around and climbing to the Stave Church but it was worth it. I love the designs on the church door and roofs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after the Fram museum - a good combination if you want to do a museum day. The museum looks at life in Norway through the ages and consists of lots of dwellings in an outdoor area. The apartments all decked out in different decades was our favourite part - great attention to detail and a real sense... More 

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