Norsk Folkemuseum

Norway's largest museum of cultural history featuring the world's oldest open air museum and large indoor collections.


During summer, there are different activities at the museum every day. Most Sundays, we feature special program events. In the Open-Air Museum, many buildings are open, and a host in traditional folk dress welcomes you.


The exhibits are located in the Open-Air Museum and in the exhibit halls. They feature daily life and living condition in Norway from the 16th century to present time. Panorama views.


Collections of artefacts, buildings, photographs and archivalia represent life and culture in Norway from the 16th century to present. 


The museum has long traditions as a research institution with an interdisciplinary research staff in the fields of ethnology, folkloristic, cultural history, anthropology and art history.

 See historic film clips on YouTube

 The Museum on Instagram

Summer 2023

Open Every day 10-18


Todays program


Wecome to our new website June 27

Monday June 27, we publish our new website. This old site will still be available for supplementary material until January 1, 2017 at

  • Summer in the Open-Air Museum

    The Open-Air Museum comes alive in summer. Experience Norwegian history and tradition in this scenic environment! See calendar for program details.

  • The Men of Eidsvoll

    New Exhibition! Preparing for the famous painting “Eidsvold 1814”, painter Oscar Wergeland did several sketches of the individual subjects he was to include in the final product.

  • Setesdal 1739

    The past is shown in new and exciting ways in Setesdalstunet. You can visit the open hearth house, the barn and the byre and meet the servants on the farm. From June 12th.

Coming soon