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Practical information

Norsk Folkemuseum are located at the Bygdøy peninsula, approximately 4 km from central Oslo.

How to get to us

Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo. 

Bus: Take bus "30 Bygdøy" from central Oslo. Handy stops in town include Central Station or National Theatre. The bus stops right outside the museum, and our stop is called "Folkemuseet". The route runs approximately every 10 minutes, and the ride takes about 10 - 15 minutes. (Check schedules and where to buy tickets at ruter.no)

Ferry: Ferry #9 from Rådhusbrygge 3 by the City Hall or ferry #8 from MUNCH to Dronningen, Bygdøy. From there a 10 minute walk through one of Norways most prosperous and scenic areas.

Car/bike/walk: Follow highway E18 West (bike and walking lane alongside the pretty Marina), turn off at Bygdøy. Follow signs to Norsk Folkemuseum.

Parking: Large public parking area just outside the main entrance. For a fee, all days 08:00 - 20:00.

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    Norsk Folkemuseum

Information for your visit

Where to eat?

  • Kafé Arkadia is situated by the main entrance 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 the Piperviken located at the Festival Grounds.
  • The picturesque Open Air Museum is ideal for an outdoor picnic or just a sit and a rest. You are welcome to bring your own food. Picnic tables are available at the Festival Grounds.


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


Toilet fascilities are at the Visitor Centre, in the Main Square and at the Festival Grounds.


Smoking is allowed in the Main Square only. Due to fire risk and our unique collection of wooden buildings, smoking is prohibited in the rest of the museum.

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.

The Visitor Center, the majority of the Open Air Museum area, the cafés, the Main Exhibitions and the Trøndelag Farmstead have wheelchair access.
Toilet fascilities for all at the Visitor Centre, the Main Square and at the Festival Grounds

Map of the Open Air Museum

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