Chief Editor: Paal Mork
Editors: Marit Berg, Morten Bing, Astrid Santa

 

CULTURAL HISTORY
The history of a museum
The Open-air Museum
Bygdø Royal Manor
Norway and Norwegians
Immigration to Norway
The Sami - Norway’s indigenous people
Amid mountains and hills
Landscape and farming
Livestock
Farmsteads and settlement
Building traditions
Lifestyle
Food and drink
Dress and dress customs
The towns
Transportation

THE COUNTRYSIDE
Setesdal
Numedal
Valdres
Gudbrandsdalen
Trøndelag
The tenant - farming system

Waterpower
Smithies and outfield buildings
Fjordane
Hordaland
Jæren
Vest-Agder
Østlandet
Hallingdal
Telemark
The post office
Østerdalen and Glåmdalen
Watermills and lumber camps
The King Oscar II’s Collections
Parsonage and gardens
School and meeting house
The Sami settlement


THE TOWN
Christiania - Kristiania - Oslo
The suburbs
Other towns
Town infrastructure
The museum buildings
Mileposts


 

This guide to the Open-Air Museum at Norsk Folkemuseum gives an introduction to all the historic buildings at the museum. It describes how they were built, how they were used and who lived in them. The guide also gives an introduction to the cultural history of Norway and the history of the museum. The customs and traditions, the natural environment and the way of life that characterized Norway during the past few centuries are presented