Norwegian Folk Museum can achieve a record

Norwegian Folk MuseumOslo.The dancers Kirsti Ground Kristiansen and Didrik Villard and fiddle player Maja G. Toresen : Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix

Close to 20 percent more visited Norwegian Folk Museum in July this year compared with the same period last year.

This may indicate that there will be another record year for the museum, written  NRK news.
Norwegian Folk Museum had a visit increase from 41,893 in July 2015 to 49,928 in the same month this year.

– We have worked actively upgrading Friluftsmuseet (Outdoor part of the museum) on recent years and the museum now appear more attractive, said Paal Mork, head of the Norwegian Folk Museum, to news agency NTB.

The increase in the number of visitors has been steady all year. From January to July this year the museum had 165,897 visitors, an increase of 8.7 percent from 152,615 last year.

Mork believes the increase can also be explained by the increasing number of tourists visiting Oslo. The Norwegian tourist industry in general is experiencing a positive development.

– In summer there has been higher number of foreign tourists but among those who visited the museum were many Norwegian tourists and families from the Oslo area.

Recent measurements from Norwegian Folk Museum showed that South European is the largest visiting group among foreign tourists as well as Germans and Americans. Over the past year there has also been an increase in Chinese tourists visiting the museum.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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