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

Spring 2016

Open MON-FRI 11-15, SAT-SUN and holidays 11-16


Todays program


NF Eidsvollmennene

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. Seventeen of these sketches are preserved and will be exhibited at Norsk Folkemuseum from May 11.

  • 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.