Hours - fees - directions

  • Norsk Folkemuseum's main entrance with two Norwegian flags.
    Anne-Lise Reinsfelt, Norsk Folkemuseum

To limit the risk of spreading the corona virus (covid-19), the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is temporarily closed for visitors.


January 2 - April 30: 11:00 - 16:00
May 1 - September 30: 10:00 - 17:00
Oct 1 - Dec 31: 11:00 - 16:00 

The museum is closed December 24 and 25, January 1.
On May 17 the exhibitions and cafés are closed.

Fees 2020

Adults NOK 160
Children 6-17 yrs NOK 40
Children under 6 years FREE
Family (2 adults with children 6-17 yrs) NOK 320
Young adults 18-25 yrs and students  NOK 100
Retired as of 67 yrs and groups over 15 persons NOK 120

OsloPass: Scan in the Visitor Center to obtain a free entry ticket

Low season midweek concession: Monday-Friday between October and April, the prices are: Adults: NOK 120, Young adults and students 18-25 yrs: NOK 80, Reduced fee: NOK 95

Christmas and New Year

Open between Christmas and New Year 11:00 - 16:00.
Closed Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day and New Year´s Day.


The Museum has the address Museumsveien 10 at the peninsula Bygdøy, ca. 5 km from downtown Oslo. 

Bus: 30 Bygdøy from downtown Oslo to stop Folkemuseet. (Check schedules and where to buy tickets at ruter.no)

Ferry: From April to September a ferry runs from Rådhusbrygge 3 by the City Hall to Dronning, Bygdøy. From there a 10 min. walk.

Car/bike/walk: From highway E18  or from street Bygdøy Allé, turn off to Bygdøy. Follow signs to Norsk Folkemuseum.

Parking: Public parking outside the main entrance for a fee, all days 08:00 - 20:00.

Norsk Folkemuseum General Brochure 2019-2020

Information for your visit

Eat at the cafeteria or bring a lunch?

Kafé Arkadia is open daily and located by the main entrance. Torgkaféen is located in the Open-Air Museum and open daily during summer season as well as for special events throughout the year.

The picturesque Open-Air Museum is ideal for an outdoor lunch. You are welcome to bring your own food. Picnic tables are available on the Festival Grounds.


Dogs have to be leashed and are welcome to the museum grounds and Open-Air Museum - outdoors. They can not enter in buildings and exhibitions. 


Smoking is allowed in the Main Square only. Due to fire risk, smoking is prohibited in the rest of the museum. 

Disabled Access

  • Kart over Friluftsmuseet på Norsk Folkemuseum med vanskelig tilgjengelige partier
    Paths marked in red might be difficult to access. Click in upper right corner for bigger map.

Most areas of the Open-Air Museum have relatively level and broad gravel paths providing easy access. However, some areas have steeper trails, and some buildings are difficult to access. Please consult the map of the Open-Air Museum. 

The Visitor Center, the cafés, the toilettes, the Main Exhibit Building and the Trøndelag Farmstead have wheelchair access.