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 2015

Open MON-FRI 11-15, SAT-SUN and holidays 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!

  • Folk Dress

    New exhibition displaying folk dress from different parts of Norway.

  • Norway by Photographer Wilse

    The exhibit features the Norwegian photographer Anders Beer Wilse's impressive photographic production during the first half of the 20th century. It will present an extensive selection of his original images. Opens April 16th this year.

Coming soon


The Christmas Fair

Welcome to our annual Christmas Fair the first two weekends in December. This is the largest traditional pre-Christmas market and event in Oslo.

5. December 2015