This is a great museum to see examples of Norwegian clothing, weaving, and woodwork. This is best seen on a sunny day where you can enjoy the mock village and outer buildings.
we enjoyed seeing all the different types of buildings that have been brought to one site but I especially liked the Stavekirk. The guide at the church was good enough that I could picture the congregation standing listening to the pastor in the raised pulpit, all by candlelight.
Visit here on a nice summer day and it is easy to imagine what it would have been like on a small traditional farm, not that long ago. Make use of the guides, it is worth it to get a deeper insight. The Christmas market in December is also good.
This museum is a nice, short walk down the street from the Viking Museum on Bygdoy. There is a lot to see including a stave church, lefse baking, and lots of Norwegian folk history. Definitely visit this museum while in Oslo. Free entry with the Oslo pass.
It is a large complex, presenting from the medieval villages, up to today's apartment building and apartments. The museum is situated in large park, donated by the king in 1907, so areas are divided into different centuries representing way of lives. In this respect it is more than the Upper Canada Village, Williamsberg, or Takashiyama, Japan. For bonus, there is... More
We didn't spend nearly as much time here as we could have, but in our relatively short visit we saw folk dancers; samples of houses from the past, both primitive and luxurious; a stave church; lefse making; and a museum store. Well worth visiting.
Easy to get to - the no. 30 bus from Central Station stops right outside, the museum makes for a great day out from Oslo,with other museums nearby if you have time. The museum is a great place to wander and take in Norwegian folk history painlessly. Very well presented and comprehensive there is something here for everyone. My personal... More
The Folk Museum was our first stop on the Bygdoy peninsula after catching the HOHO ferry from very close to the cruise ship terminal. (Incidentally, if you're planning to spend the day at the museums as we were, you don't need the HOHO. The same ferry boat can be purchased for a simple round trip at far less cost.) It... More
With limited time on our cruise we opted to take advantage of some clearing weather to visit the Norwegian Folk Museum (one of the Hop On Hop Off bus tour stops). There are 155 buildings including a Stave Church, old huge-timbered homes, barns, storage lofts, exhibition hall, old town center, farm animals, gardens, stores, chapel, school house and much history... More
You need a full day and good weather or maybe more to see all and enjoy everything. We spent one full afternoon, but it was too short time. Need to do another trip sometime. The students pretending to be from "old time" were amazing and made it more interesting. It is difficult to point out something special, but the the... More
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