Daily programme

Norsk Folkemuseum is a large outdoor area that exhibits life in Norway from the Middle Ages to the present day. We have a variety of activities and attractions to engage the whole family. Several of the activities are new this year and are suitable for children of all ages.

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Every day 10-17

  • NATURE TRAIL

    Do you take the challenge and join in for the museum’s very own nature trail? Suitable for the whole family. Starts from the carpentry workshop and smithy.

  • THE GROCERY STORE

    The Grocery Store sells old-fashioned candies in cones - just like your grandmother remembers it. Children love it!

  • BAKING LEFSE

    Taste freshly baked traditional Norwegian lefse. Watch the process, smell the baking - and taste the result!

  • SNEKKERSMIA

    Meet the blacksmith and carpenter here. Try forging, whittling, carpentry or working with tin.

  • MEET THE PIG

    In Trøndelag you will find the museum’s pigs. The rest of the animals are grazing around the fields. Which animals can you find of calves, sheeps, chickens and rabbits?

  • TIMESCAPE 1600-1914

    Join a colourful journey through time while learning about the emergence of Norwegian urban culture. Meet Norway’s elite and see how they were influenced by abroad.

  • FARM GAMES

    Compete in holding milk buckets, carrying water buckets, stacking firewood or throwing horseshoes. Can you beat your dad? Can you break the record?

  • ON THE TRACK

    Look and find. Look and win! Join this summer’s task path, where you will find the solution to a summer word. Different tasks for all ages. Remember to pick up the task booklet in the Visitor‘s Center!

  • DANCING ON THE FARMSTEAD

    If you like folk music and folk dance, you should take a tour to Telemark, where there is dancing and music all day!

  • PAINTING EXHIBITION by Ida Lorentzen.

    Stories of 12 paintings inspired by the exhibition TIMESCAPE and old buildings in The Open-Air Museum.

  • PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

    Norwegian Folk Art, Folk dress, Sami Culture, Reformation, Norwegian Church Art, The Storting Chamber

  • KARTERUD MILJØHANDEL NEW SHOP!

    Learn how you can help make wise and long-term choices for a more sustainable future. Environmentally friendly products for your home and health.

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On selected days

  • SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

    Our English tea-and-knitting garden is open on weekends.

  • SUNDAY 14:00 – 14:30.

    Experience folk dance with the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History’s dance group. One of the highlights of the week.

  • MONDAY - FRIDAY WEEKS 27, 28 AND 29

    Listen to Sami stories by the lavvo. Learn about Sami traditional crafts and try throwing a lasso.