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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 - 15:00
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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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US$48.45*
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Interesting museum of Scandinavian culture

This museum has a nice collection of objects and facts of the Scandinavian culture and its history and evolution. I particularly enjoyed the external part of the museum, where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It says on the internet that the museum opens at 10am. Got there at 10:20 to be told that only the outside part was open but you wouldn't be able to see in any of the houses. Went to the Vikingship museum and came back at 11am to find that there was next to no information about the outside buildings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a nice collection of objects and facts of the Scandinavian culture and its history and evolution. I particularly enjoyed the external part of the museum, where there is a reconstruction of Scandinavian villages in different times. As this museum is located near other museums in Oslo, I recommend to buy the Oslo pass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most interesting was the collection of dwellings in the grounds of this 'museum', including one listed as the world's oldest wooden dwelling' from around 1250. More recent buildings (from 19th-20th century) included some displays of interiors, unfortunately only visible behind screens. Within the museum, a display on the Sami culture provided fascinating account of Norway's approach to a different cultural... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice, and there were some interesting things to see, but they couldn't answer some questions. It is for a quick visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very much looking forward to visiting this museum after viewing the folk museum Skansen in Stockholm. However, despite it being a perfect winter day for being out in the open, this museum did not live up to its promise. I appreciate that many of the buildings were closed but that should have been reflected in the price. In... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum as we were in the area visiting the Viking Museum. What a waste of time and 200 NOK. Looking at the multiple wooden buildings with inaccessible/poorly lit interiors just ain't my thing. The inside section was better, but still a bit dull.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We only had one full day in Oslo so decided to get the Oslo pass and see as much as we could. If you catch the no 30 bus by the train station you can be dropped off just by the folk museum and then walk the short distance to the Viking Ship Museum and then on to the Fram... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I'm usually bored on that type of museum, but not in this one!!! Maybe it was the most interesting folklore museum I've ever been...it brings you in another epoch and makes you feel just like peoples that lived there....for the only thing that I regret is for not having enough time when I visited it. If you want to visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were there in December and it was probably the off-peak season to visit an ope air museum. The place is almost empty apart from the staff at the gift shop and pockets of other tourists all around the compound. Within the compound, you will get to see Norwegian buildings, houses and structures throughout the times, spanning across hundreds of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We arrived to the museum and got tickets at the front desk courtesy of the Oslo pass. To be honest, if you wanted to you could just walk right about the gates and into the museum because we only ever saw 3 people working here on a 10acre area. The inside exhibits weren't that bad and contained some well preserved... More 

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