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 2015

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


Todays program


NF 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.

  • TradLab

    TradLab (Tradition Laboratory) is Norsk Folkemuseum’s new project to preserve immaterial heritage.

Coming soon


Easter celebration

Easter Mystery at the Museum. An annual tradition, in Norwegian. Also: Family event with traditional Easter celebration and entertainment in the Open-Air Museum.

From 11:00 - 16:00