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Long layover in Oslo with children

My family and I will be traveling around Europe and we have an 8 hour layover in Oslo, Norway. I have children that are 5 years old, 8 years old and 10 years old. This is our fist time to Oslo and I would like them to experience as much of the culture as possible (understanding that we have very limited time). I was thinking of taking them to the Viking museum, but it does not look like it is in the center of the city and I have heard some criticisms of the museum. My children really love learning about different cultures, especially when I can tell them a few stories. Any advise anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.

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The Viking museum would probably bore them stiff, as it's mostly just a collection of fragmented artifacts. You can consider the nearby open air folk museum, which kids might find a little more interesting.

Or, if you really want them to experience the living culture of a country (as opposed to the moth-balled culture you find in museums), take them to Frogner Park and let them loose. Especially if the weather cooperates. It also might help them burn off some energy before the flight.

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I second Frogner park...there is lots of space to run around and the many, many Vigeland sculptures are really great, even for younger kids.