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  • Address: Museumsveien 10, Bygdøy, Oslo 0287, Norway
  • Hours: May 15–Sept 14 daily 11am–6pm; Sept 15–May 14 Mon-Fri 11am–3pm; Sat–Sun 11am–4pm
  • Admission: Adults: NOK 125; Seniors: NOK 90; Children: NOK 40; Younger than 6: Free

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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History Tours

Jutting out into Oslo Fjord, the Bygdøy Peninsula is a one-stop leisure destination just west side of the city center. It is Oslo’s ‘Museum Island’ and hosts several maritime museums as well as the open-air Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum).

Highlighting Norway’s colorful cultural history from 1500 to present day, this wonderfully family-friendly museum presents an array of more than 150 buildings brought together from all over the country, each representing different regions and eras and including a reconstructed traditional Sami goahti (tent) and the exquisite, 13th-century wooden stave church from Gol, north of Oslo.

There are several streets of wooden houses from Oslo and its suburbs, as well as a three-story, 19th-century apartment block, rebuilt here to showcase life in the Norway of the last two centuries, from an elegant Art Nouveau interior to a suitably scruffy 1980s student bedsit. Permanent exhibitions include a collection of Sami national costumes from the northern reaches of Lapland, toys and folk art. There’s a full schedule of temporary exhibits and photographic displays, plus folk dancing and horse-and-carriage rides; the museum’s staff are all kitted out in traditional costume and run a farm and saw mill.

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Museumsveien 10, Bygdøy, Oslo. Open May 15–Sept 14 daily 11am–6pm; Sept 15–May 14 Mon-Fri 11am–3pm; Sat–Sun 11am–4pm. Admission adults NOK 125; seniors & students NOK 90; children younger than 18 NOK 40; younger than 6 free. Bus 30 to Folkemuseet or ferry from Rådhusbrygge 3.

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