The Norwegian Folk Museum has Norways largest collection of old traditional buildings which have been carefully moved from their original site into a large park for us to enjoy. The buildings are set up in their local districts so you can see the styles change from region to region. The displays show the life in Norway from the 1500s onward, and really shows some nice example of the special Norwegian architechture.
Here you see a typical example of Oslo of how a Telemark farm area looked in the 1700s. The buildings are very charming and make for fantastic photographs especially when the weather is good. We have been here in all seasons with our children in all ages. They have some regular activities like Lefse baking on the stone hearth, and the horse and wagon ride, and they also have seasonal changing activities and informative demonstrations. We will definately be going here at the Oslo Blog Gathering, but please don’t worry the snow will be gone then (we hope!)
And then the pretty horse!
Check out the foot of this old Loft, a storage place for food above the ground. This is from the late 1600s as you can see on the sign as well. I love the pattern of this old wood. Oak I would guess.
And here you see some of the special architectual style of Hallingdal. This is quite an elegant loft of quality craftmanship from the 1700s. Amazing don’t you think!
The Norwegian folk museum is a fun outing for the whole family. Ido hope that many of you will be joining us this summer. Stop by RennyBA’s Terella if you would like to see his post on our trip to this lovely place.