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“Good overview of Norwegian building”

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Ranked #5 of 393 things to do in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Good overview of Norwegian building”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Last visited 30 years ago and it has changed a lot. A lot of the farm properties are no longer viewable which was a bit of a disappointment, but the stave church remains a big draw.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Neat, Not Much Info”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

While this place has many neat and unique buildings from Norwegian history, it doesn't have much information on the structures or the people that lived in them or their lifestyle. The interactive and costumed guides are fun to talk to but you could assume most of the information they told us.

Would be a fun place ot take kids as most of the building you can enter.

Visited June 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Historic Norwegian houses and culture”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great tour of several houses, which are displayed according to region. Music and dancing as well as lefse in the bakery. A wonderful place. We could have spent a whole day here.

Visited June 2014
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Northampton, MA
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“Lovely on a warm summer day”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Take your time to visit this gem. We spent about an hour and it was well worth it. We then walked to the Kon Tiki Museum past the beautiful homes on this charming island.

Visited July 2014
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Iasi, Romania
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“Take your time”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Take the Oslo Pass to get free ferry trip to Bygdoy peninsula, hop off the first stop and have a walk toward Museumsveien, where you can choose what to visit first, The Viking Ship Museum or the Norwegian Folk Museum. Both are free entrance with Oslo Pass. I am glad I choosed to see the Viking Ship first which is rather small. Than I had all the time to scroll around , get in, get out all those different houses, have answers from the ladies who were waiting tourists in some of the houses wearing clothes adequate to the time the house belongs. Still, recommend the 1 hour English guide. But give yourself more than two hours to go around.

Visited June 2014
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