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THE FOLK MUSEUM BY FERRY AND MUNCH MUSEUM

AND AROUND OSLO WITH "THE CARRIAGE" ON THE COBBLESTONES.

overcast 6 °C

On the T-Bane to Aker Brygge (corrected spelling by Leanne) where all the ferry's are based in Oslo and then to Bygdoy by the small tourist ferry that goes to stops at the Folk Museum, the Fram Centre and the Kon Tiki Museum.

This day we went to the Folk Museum that was officially opened in 1889, though some of the building exhibits were moved earlier from the central part of Oslo to this site (which was then the Kings Farm). He, a Swedish King was concerned that a lot of the early historical and medieval buildings were being lost due to other development and people reusing the materials by tearing them down.

There are 158 relocated buildings including the Gol Stave Church, built in 1221, and a complete farm unit from 1420 something. they were relocated before the Folk Museum was opened. It boasts that it was the first open air museum in the world. The small tour ferry. Free, (as well as on buses and trams and ferries for trips within the hour)

The small tour ferry. Free, (as well as on buses and trams and ferries for trips within the hour)

Some more boats on the fiord on the way.

Some more boats on the fiord on the way.

This photo is for you Johnno! have a look at the mooring.

This photo is for you Johnno! have a look at the mooring.

GOL Stave Church. No nails or bolts

GOL Stave Church. No nails or bolts

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Carved portals of the entry door.

Carved portals of the entry door.


Interior- Original painted Icons

Interior- Original painted Icons

External porticos around the perimeter, a walkway open space to shield the internal holy room from external  evil elements.

External porticos around the perimeter, a walkway open space to shield the internal holy room from external evil elements.


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Farm buildings from about 1620's. Earth clod roofing that is still used on some suburban houses today.

Farm buildings from about 1620's. Earth clod roofing that is still used on some suburban houses today.


Grain storage (built high above the ground for access when there is 5 feet of snow on the ground

Grain storage (built high above the ground for access when there is 5 feet of snow on the ground


Date carved above the door of the Grain storage hut.

Date carved above the door of the Grain storage hut.

Interior of a 1620 farmhouse, The table is 19 feet long.

Interior of a 1620 farmhouse, The table is 19 feet long.

More interior

More interior

The bedroom (beds are about 5 feet long)

The bedroom (beds are about 5 feet long)


Typical houses of 1700's relocated from central Oslo

Typical houses of 1700's relocated from central Oslo

another street

another street


The main street in 1758

The main street in 1758

Sorry, can't get the Munch photos up. (maybe next blog)

In the meantime, travelling along the Oslo footpaths.

Easy going on the road. Better than the footpath cobblestones.

Easy going on the road. Better than the footpath cobblestones.

More next time. We are off to Trondhiem in the morning by train up the west coast (Fiordland- We've been told the scenery is spectacular.

Jack and Norma

Posted by normaandjack 05:06 Archived in Norway

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