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

Winter 2014

Open Mon-Fri 11-15. Weekend 11-16.


Todays program


NF Christmas Fair Highlights

Welcome to a special pre-Christmas event! Our annual traditional Christmas Fair offers unique experiences for everyone!

  • A Christmas Tale

    1000 years of Christmas Celebrations

    As part of the Christmas Fair: A small exhibition on Christmas traditions past and present. Opening from November 30th 2014.

  • Christmas in the City

    During the Christmas Fair, the apartments i Wessels gate 15 are decorated for Christmas according to traditions in Oslo since 1879.

Coming soon


Christmas preparations

Christmas preparations in the Open-Air Museum

23. November 2014