many people in the café area by the sea, old wooden house and boat house
guide showing an exhibition for a group of kids
guided tour by the old Kvitnes building
outdoor activities for kids
exhibition room in the Kvitnes house

Folkeparken Open-Air Museum

Visit the Folkeparken Open-Air Museum in a beautiful setting at the south end of the Tromsø island.
The museum is open every Sunday during the summer season (from June 19th to August 21st), from noon until 4 pm. In the big boathouse you can Explore the exhibition “In Cod we Trust” In Stornaustet, the big boathouse. Built around two big fishing boats that are typical for Northern Norway, the exhibition highlights the many contributions of women in preparation for the big fishing season in the Lofoten Islands, boat-building, and international export of stockfish and clipfish.

In the main house, which comes from the trading center of Kvitnes on Vannøya, you can visitor the permanent exhibitions «Lovely beings» and «Tassled Parlour». Buy ice cream and coffee in the Stabbur Kiosk and play simple and fun games outside. Here, you will also find a mural designed by Walls of Women. A separate program outlining additional activities is available at

The open-air museum is not fenced in and can be visited outside of opening hours. A voice-guided tour of the area is available via QR codes that can be downloaded for free on your own phone.

Address: Storgata 95, 9008 Tromsø