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

Summer 2014

Open All days 10-18


Todays program


NF Man and Nature in Norway

A photo exhibition by the Italian photographer Luca Berti.
From June to September 2014. Opening June 26th.

  • Farm Work

    In the Open-Air Museum: In the sheep shed and stables in Telemarkstunet and the cow shed in Hallingsdalstunet, we show the traditional tools used for agriculture and animal husbandry.

Coming soon


Sheep Shearing

The annual sheep-shearing day at the museum.

7. September 2014