Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Norsk Folkemuseum

The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present.

The more than 150 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects focusing especially on children, youth and the multicultural population. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History also includes:

- Ibsen Museum

- Bygdø Royal Farm

- Bogstad Manor

- Gjestestuene

- Eidsvoll 1814

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Permanent exhibition

Utstillingen viser et bredt utvalg av leketøy fra 1600-tallet og frem til slutten av 1900-tallet. Her finnes spill og tinnsoldater, dukker og dukkestuer, en by av byggeklosser og gyngehesten...

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