Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo

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Learn about daily life in Norway through the artifacts and 150 houses relocated from different regions at Norsk Folkemuseum. Founded in 1894, this is the country's oldest and largest folk museum. Walk among the houses that have been set up as a village, and view displays depicting culture and lifestyle from 1500 to the present day. Be sure to see the Viking-style Gol Stave Church that dates back to 1200, one of the five medieval buildings in the museum. Inside, check out the permanent exhibitions on folk art, folk costumes, Sami culture, toys, and contemporary history. Grab a map on your way in, and if you are short on time, let the items labeled "must sees" guide you. To buy some traditional Norwegian crafts, stop in the gift shop on your way out. Be sure to wear proper footwear, as some walking is involved. Using our world travel planner, Oslo attractions like Norsk Folkemuseum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • ‘Ello chaps! The Norwegian Folk Museum is one of the main attractions among Oslo’s tourists, putting on display Norway’s culture and history. You can see that history through various museum style...  more »
  • The majority of the museum is a huge open air landscape, including hillside pathways, but first of all you come across old houses and streets from the 19th & 20th century. These are interesting but...  more »
  • We caught the bus from central Oslo, easy. We arrived slightly early for opening, so felt a morning coffee by the fire in the café would help. It did! After walking around half the huge site...  more »
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