People at the open air museum

Perspektivet Folkeparken

Folkeparken is an idyllic park on the the southern end of Tromsø island, where Troms Folkemuseum used to be. The historic buildings, which are now under the care of Perspektivet Museum, are beautifully situated in two locations within the city’s most popular outdoor area.

About us

Summer in Folkeparken
In the summer season (June 23rd – August 25th) the museum is open on Sundays 12PM – 4 PM. We offer activities for the whole family: Take a guided tour in the historical Kvitnesgården, have a coffee outside the Old Storehouse, or participate in fun games and activities. The exhibitions ‘Lovely Beings’ and ‘The Tassled Parlour’ in Kvitnesgården, and ‘In Cod We Trust’ in the boathouse can be visited during opening hours.

Open-air perspectives
Perspektivet’s open-air museum is not fenced in, and all are always welcome to wander between our historical buildings. The museum works regularly to restore the buildings and make the area relevant for today. This can include, for example, collaborations with artists, school classes and others. Thus, even those who are familiar with the area might find something new and surprising, such as bee hives, street art, or an installation.

History of the museum
Troms Folk Museum placed the first building in Folkeparken in 1963. A number of people had worked enthusiastically with this cause for 40 years. They were inspired by open-air museums in the south, but wanted to create something unique for Northern Norway, and presenting coastal culture was important.

The buildings originally come from Tromsø and the neighbouring municipalities of Balsfjord, Karlsøy and Ibestad. They are placed in two locations, one representing a northern trading post, and one standing in for an old coastal farm.

People at the open air museum

Opening hours

In the summer season (June 23rd – August 25th) the museum is open on Sundays 12PM – 4 PM.


Perspektivet Museum
Email: [email protected]
Kvaløyvegen 38, 9013 Tromsø