The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oslo

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is situtated in the on the Bygdøy peninsula, Oslo and has an Open-Air Museum with 160 historic buildings and a stave church from the year 1200.

The museum focuses on the time period from 1500 until the present time, and in-door exhibits feature Norwegian folk costumes, folk art, church art, and Sami culture.

Norsk Folkemuseum was established in 1894 by Hans Aall, Hans Aall was the director until his death in 1946. Reidar Kjellberg became Director of the museum in 1947 and remained museum director until he retired, in 1974. From 1990 until 2000, the museum was under Erik Rudeng’s leaderships, currently, Olav Aaraas is the director.

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History also includes Ibsen Museum, Bygdø Royal Farm, Bogstad Manor, Gjestestuene & Eidsvoll 1814.

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History Facts

  1. The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is situated on the Bygdøy peninsula.
  2. Norsk Folkemuseum was established in 1894 by librarian and historian Hans Aall.
  3. One of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200.
  4. The museum also has indoor exhibits with traditional handicraft items, folk costumes, Sami culture, weapons, toys, pharmaceutical history and changing exhibitions.
  5. The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history.
  6. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History also includes Ibsen Museumm, Bygdø Royal Farm, Bogstad Manor, Gjestestuene & Eidsvoll 1814.
  7. Hans Aall was the director until his death in 1946.

How to Get to Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

How to get to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History using different transports

From Oslo Central Station you can either go by foot, bicycle or Car:

By Car: Get on E18 from Dronning Eufemias gate and Langkaia then Follow E18 to Bygdøy allé in Frogner. Take the exit towards Bygdøy from E18 and Take Dronning Blancas vei and Bygdøyveien to Museumsveien, this journey should take around 10 minutes. 

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By Public Transport: From Drammen take R10 to Nationaltheatret stasjon then Walk 4 minutes to Nationaltheatret, Bygdøy via Bygdøynes to Folkemuseet, should be around 6 stops, and finally walk 2 minutes to the Museum. 

Walk from the Central Station to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes 

Opening Hours

Days Hours
Monday to Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 15:00
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

Admission

  Price   PRICE
Adults 100 NOK Children 25 NOK
Students 75 NOK Small Children Free
Penioners 75 NOK Families 200 NOK
Groups 75 NOK    

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