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“Provides window into Norwegian culture and traditions”

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Ranked #5 of 400 things to do in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Norsk Folkemuseum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present through its collections from around the country. Among the highlights are the Stave Church from Gol, dating from 1200 and an apartment building with homes from the 20th Century. 160 historic buildings in the big Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. Indoor exhibits present Norwegian heritage. The museum has a comprehensive activity program and is open all year.
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Regina, Canada
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“Provides window into Norwegian culture and traditions”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Charming group of Norwegian houses and buildings, grouped into different areas of the country each showcasing a different tradition. We especially loved the traditional lefse, we even got to sample some freshly baked over the fire then also brought home the recipe! I only wish we would have gotten there earlier and been able to spend more time, there was a lot to do there! You should plan on at least a few hours.

Visited July 2012
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“Nice museum”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Nice museum in great condition. They offer a guided tour in English twice a day. This museum gives you a nice idea the history of Norway. Especially the stave church is worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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“A great place to spend a nice afternoon”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Lots of cool buildings and demonstrations of old and not-so-old Norse ways. The Stave Church is particularly special, but there is lots to see, do and explore besides it, from the gardens to the dancers and the players of antique musical instruments.

Visited July 2012
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Texas
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“Interesting”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

This was my favorite museum on the Bygdoy Peninsula. There were a lot of interesting things but I wish there could have been more history of the country.

Visited July 2012
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“Another good spot to visit in Oslo”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

While Oslo doesn't have a lot of great sites to see this is an interesting visit. You can see a very good reconstruction of a Stave church and wander through viking and Norwegian villages. It was raining (get used to it) when we were there but used the waiting time to talk indepth to the guides.

Visited June 2012
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