The history of the estate dates back to 1649. Bogstad remained in the same family from its establishment in 1649 until it was presented to the Bogstad Foundation in 1955 as a public museum administered under the aegis of the Norsk Folkemuseum. Bogstad Manor holds a central position in Norwegian history, both as an industrial estate and as a centre during important periods of our political history. Landowner and proprietor Mr. Peder Anker and his descendants, the Wedel Jarlsberg family, have handed down to posterity a beautiful home, with its original interiors almost unchanged and today open to the public. Bogstad can be visited by the public all year round. During the summer months several family activities take place, mostly on sundays. The museum is open for guided tours from May-September, Tuesday-Sunday at 1 pm and 2 pm. Guided tours are in Norwegian, but foreign guests are provided with an English pamphlet.
The cafe, shop and spesial exhibitons are open year around, Tuesday-Sunday 12 pm-4 pm