Norsk Folkemuseum has exhibits in the Open Air Museum as well as in the indoor exhibition buildings around the square. These exhibits feature daily life and living conditions in Norway from the 1500s to the present.

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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.


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Living in the City

A House and it's People.
In the Apartment Building.


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Weapons in the Rural Community

Hunter, soldier and gunmaker.
An exhibit of  weapons from rural Norway 1600–1850.


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A family saga

In Johannes gate 4 and Stupinngate 10 from the suburb Enerhaugen we tell the story of a family living there during the period 1909 to 1959.


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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.


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Folk Dress

New exhibition displaying folk dress from different parts of Norway.


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Protector of the Constitution

The Storting Chamber
– The first Parlament Hall in use 1814-1854.


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Farm Work

In the Open-Air Museum: In the sheep shed and stables in Telemarkstunet and the cow shed in Hallingsdalstunet, we show the traditional tools used for agriculture and animal husbandry.


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A Journey through Rooms of the Past

Home and Abroad. Norwegian upper class life in the 1700 and 1800s


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Domestic Technology

Technological developments in the home from 1865 to 1999 changed our every day life. In the Apartment Building


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Kairo Tobacco and Fruit

In The Old Town you can visit the small tobacco shop from 1958 and an accompanying exhibit on production, consumption and consequences of tobacco use through time.


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Toys

The exhibition features a broad selection of toys from the 1600s till the end of the 1900s.


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The Painter and Decorator

This exhibition presents the painter and decorator of private homes, his work and his clients between 1865 and 1999.


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Norwegian Folk Art

The exhibition contains a selection of Norwegian folk art from the Middle Ages up to about 1900, and also describes what has happened up to our time.


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Norwegian Church Art

The exhibition contains Norwegian church art from the period after the Reformation in 1536-37 and up to about 1800.


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The Sámi Exhibit

The exhibit shows both Sámi way of life in the pre-modern era, and Sámi dailylife and culture today.


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Knitting History

Knitting in Norway from the beginning of the 1600s up to the present.


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The Dentist Exhibition

The exhibition shows the great improvements that have taken place in dental health over the past 100 years.


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The Wine Monopoly

The interior is originally from the town of Holmestrand, and was the premises of the Holmestrand Spirits Cooperative.


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Trøndelag – 1959

In «Stiklestadlåna» you can see how people lived in rural Norway in the 1950s.


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The Old Town

contains mostly buildings from Christiania (Oslo).

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The Countyrside

contains buildings from many parts of rural Norway.


Hours, Fees and Directions

Norsk Folkemuseum is open every day all year around,
except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.