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The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Museumsveien 10, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 12 37 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much to see and do, I've been twice and would go again. Architecture and costumes stick in my mind, as well as the fresh lefse that you can buy if you are lucky. There's a lot to see indoors and out.

Thank Binkibelle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't expect much here, but was pleasantly surprised. There's a small indoor museum giving information about Norweigian history, and then a large outdoor area presenting a few different eras of buildings and architecture in Norweigian history. It was nice to walk around (I was...More

Thank nrejebym
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was good to experience as most of the houses there are the originals and have stood there for years. It's a nice walk around; you have live characters walking around doing chores. Gives you a good experience. Going inside the houses was good as...More

Thank Usman M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a remarkable mainly outdoor museum which preserves the historic buildings and folk culture of Norway. The 'stave' wooden church is of particular note. There is a daily programme of events bringing to life historic Norwegian life.

Thank skynet45
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great collection of homes, churches, schools and rural living in one location. Hands on at each location, great outdoor family sites to enjoy. This outdoor museum should be enjoyed when the weather is great.

Thank charlesacarter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this museum. Exhibition was amazing. traditional dance and music show was brilliant....lefse making and eating was divine!!

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful display of houses, farms, barns and village shops in this extensive, open air museum. Demonstrations of cooking, pottery, sewing, etc. by tradesmen dressed in period costumes is fun and educational. Some shops sell their wares - others are mini museums in and of themselves....More

Thank divezuzu
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent half a day here before going to the neighbouring Viking Ship Museum (also excellent), the Maritime Museum and the Kon Tiki museum, all on the Oslo Pass. This is doable if you get there for opening time, but you could have spent longer...More

Thank EmmaRunswick
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was one of several on our list of possibilities for an afternoon trip over the water from Oslo. As it was sunny we went for this to make the most of an outdoor attraction. You'll be impressed with the variety of architecture and...More

Thank plivingstone84
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this museum. A must-see if the weather is nice. Lots of interesting exhibits inside and outside, as well as many buildings to see. A walk through Norwegian history.

Thank apolarbearsjourney
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22 May 2017|
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Response from LuluReview | Reviewed this property |
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is approximately 12 minutes (5.6kms) from that hotel. It's open May 15 - September 14: Every day 10:00 - 18:00 and September 15 - May 14: Weekdays 11:00 - 15:00, Sat and Sun 11:00... More
1 May 2017|
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Response from SteinF_13 | Reviewed this property |
If you consider a lunch brake, - the whole day. They are all close to each other, in fact in walking distance(in good shoes). Enjoy!
28 April 2017|
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Response from willowMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
My memory is that it was about a 20 minute bus ride. It is open air, but fenced and with specific entry and exit, therefore it is not open at all times, just outdoors.