Norsk Folkemuseum Norway


Founded on 9 December 1894, the Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. It has a collection of 230 000 objects from different parts of the world. From that collection are four instruments are from Madagascar namely the Cithare tubulaire, Flûte oblique, Tambour (petit) and Tambour n°34 (petit).

With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present.

The 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.

NOOslo, Norway


Norsk Folkemuseum
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