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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It's been several years since I went, but I still recall this museum as one of the highlights of my trip through Scandinavia. Worth visiting again some day! more »
No doubt a very good option if you have a couple of hours, definitely recommend to have a guided visit, but you will enjoy the place a lot by your own too. Kids love it. preferibly check the schedule.... more »
Very impressive walk into a variety of historical homes. Reenactors on hand to explain and demonstrate. The church is an exemplary Object. A bit of a walk from the pier but worth the real.
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