Norsk Folkemuseum presents life in Norway from the 1500s until present time. The Open-Air Museum has 160 historic buildings and indoor exhibits feature folk art, folk dress, Sami culture and temporary exhibits on current themes.
The farmstead from Setesdal presents traditional Norwegian architecture wit log buildings and roofs covered with grass. The Farmstead has two “årestuer” (dwelling with open fire and no chimney) in medieval style, and two lofts from the 17th and 18th century. One is a three-story log structure. These lofts served as guest rooms, and were often the most attractive buildings.
The apartment building from Wessels gate 15 was built in 1865. In 1999, the three-story brick building was rebuilt in the Old Town at Norsk Folkemuseum, with support from OBOS. Today, it has six apartments presenting interior styles of different periods of the 20th and 21st century.
A visit to Norsk Folkemuseum in summer is like walking into the history of the people of Norway. All summer ,the Open-Air Museum is a lively place with people in folk dress and regional costumes. Meet the 18th century farmer, the 1950s housewife and people performing folk dancing, handicraft and other activities.