“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”

Next to the Viking Ship Museum is the Norwegian Folk Museum, an open-air exhibition of various Norwegian buildings over the last 500 years or so. The highlight of the museum is a 13th century stave church. Each of the 160 buildings hails from all over Norway and have been relocated to the museum. You can go inside some of the buildings, and there are also varied indoor exhibits to explore.

Stave church from the 13th century
Stave church from the 13th century
Detail above one of the doors on the stave church
Detail above one of the doors on the stave church
Stave church detail
Stave church detail
Stave church detail
Stave church detail
Stave church interior
Stave church interior

My favorites were the stave church and a little red schoolhouse from the 19th century. It reminded me of the little schoolhouse my grandpa attended in the Midwest US.

Title quote: Henrik Ibsen

This boat was in the church art exhibit.
This boat was in the church art exhibit.
A sampling of 17-18th century farmhouses
A sampling of 17-18th century farmhouses
More farmhouses
More farmhouses
A 19th century farmhouse
A 19th century farmhouse
19th century farmhouse
19th century farmhouse
Farmhouse from the 20th century
Farmhouse from the 20th century
Interior of the 20th century farmhouse
Interior of the 20th century farmhouse
Schoolhouse from the 19th century
Schoolhouse from the 19th century
Schoolhouse interior
Schoolhouse interior
Traditional Norwegian dress, part of the Folk Dress exhibit
Traditional Norwegian dress, part of the Folk Dress exhibit
Some of the traditional Norwegian hats, part of the Folk Dress exhibit
Some of the traditional Norwegian hats, part of the Folk Dress exhibit
Rural Norwegian dress from the 17th century, part of the Folk Dress exhibit
Rural Norwegian dress from the 17th century, part of the Folk Dress exhibit

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