Tour operators and groups

Norsk Folkemuseum offers a wealth of opportunities for tour operators and group travellers wanting to visit the open-air museum at Bygdøy, just 3 km outside the city-center of Oslo.

  • To gutter som vasker tøy på Enerhaugen i Gamlebyen på Norsk Folkemuseum.
    Anne Husbyn

The museum highlights history and culture from Norways many colourful regions. With nearly 160 authentic historical buildings set in parklike surroundings, we are a major tourist attraction in Oslo. The Open-Air Museum is divided into a Countryside area and an Old Town. Some of the buildings in the museum date back to the 1200s, such as the famous Stave Church from Gol.

During the summer season, the museum comes alive with a wide variety of activities. Hosts in traditional costumes welcome visitors into their homesteads while livestock graze in the fields. There are folk dance performances and live music, handicrafs and artisans at work. Visitors can go for a ride in a horse and cart, or they can sample traditional lefse, freshly baked on an iron"takke" over red hot embers. ​

The main attraction at the museum is a Stave Church from around 1200 AD. The Stave Church was moved to Norsk Folkemuseum from the area of Gol in the winter of 1884. Since then it has been an important attraction in the capital - a "must see" on every visitors sightseeing list. ​

In addition, the museum has comprehensive indoor exhibitions featuring national treasures and artefacts. Highlights include national costumes and traditional jewellery, wood carving, rosepainting and Sami handicrafts. 

Opening hours:

Summer: May 1 to September 30: Every day: 10:00 -17:00

Winter: October 1 to April 30: Every day: 11:00 - 16:00

The museum is closed May 17, December 24 and 25.  

Fra Friluftsmuseet 2013

Winter is a beautiful and quiet time at Norsk Folkemuseum, with the old buildings often covered in layers of white snow. During winter the Stave Church is the only open building among the antiquerian buildings, but our indoor exhibitions are all open and offer fascinating glimses into Norwegian cultural history. You can also visit our pleasant cafes with log fires and a tempting menu of freshly prepares hot and cold dishes.

For more information and Tour Operators group contracts please contact us at booking@norskfolkemuseum.no 

Welcome to Norsk Folkemuseum!