Crafts

At Norsk Folkemuseum you will meet hosts in folk dress doing handicraft according to old traditions.

  • Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo. Photo: Astrid Santa, Norsk Folkemuseum.
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    Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo. Astrid Santa, Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Kvinne i drakt strikker sokker
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    Haakon Harriss, Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Brikkeveving
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    Haakon Harriss, Norsk Folkemuseum.
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    Haakon Harriss, Norsk Folkemuseum.

Every day during summer season and every weekend the rest of the year, you can meet people performing traditional crafts such ask knitting, weaving, carving and crocheting. The products are used by the hosts in the Open-Air Museum. However, the purpose is foremost to show old craft techniques. 

As our 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum need ongoing maintenance, you may also see museum craftsmen doing some of the building repair applying old techniques during visiting hours. 

The Artisans in The Old Town

  • Two female potters at work
    Anne-Lise Reinsfelt, Norsk Folkemuseum

In the Old Town at Norsk Folkemuseum artisans - potter, weaver, silversmith and candle-maker - produce and sell their arts and crafts. 

Their work shops are open Tuesday through Sunday in June, July and August, during the annual Christmas Fair and on special events.