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Practical information


Tickets can be purchased digitally in advance of the visit, or at our visitor centre.

All children up to the age of 18 have free entrance to the museum, but must register for a free ticket and might be asked to show ID.

Museum guide

On our website you can read about all the buildings and exhibitions at the museum.

The exhibition TIMESCAPE 1600-1914 has a digital audio guide that takes you through some of the details in the exhibition.

Disabled Access

Most of the Open Air Museum have relatively level and broad gravel paths providing easy access. However, many of the old buildings are difficult to access due to steps and thresholds. There is a steep hill up to the Stave church, which is not really wheelchair friendly.

There is good disabled access at:

  • The visitor center with cafe, shop and toilets.
  • ​The buildings around the Square with exhibitions and toilets.
  • Trøndelag farmstead with main house and barn.
  • Broad gravel paths through the Open Air Museum. 

Where to eat?

Kafé Arkadia is situated by the main entrance in our visitors center and can be accessed with or without an entrance ticket. You can buy open-faced sandwiches, cakes, wraps, hot and cold beverages and some hot food. 

During high season you can visit Piperviken cafe located at the Festival Grounds.

The picturesque Open Air Museum is ideal for an outdoor picnic or just to sit and have a rest. You are welcome to bring your own food. Picnic tables are available at the Festival Grounds.


Dogs are welcome at the museum - outdoors, as long as they are kept on a lead. Dogs are not allowed in the buildings or exhibitions.  


Smoking is only permitted in a designated area at between the Main Square and the Old Town.

Due to fire risk and our unique collection of wooden buildings, smoking is strictly prohibited in the rest of the museum.


You find toilet fascilities at the Visitor Centre, in the Main Square and at the Festival Grounds.

Map of the Museum

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