Gol Stave Church - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway
The Gol Stave Church dates from 1212 and is originally from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. When the town built a new church around 1880, it was decided to demolish this old stave church. It was saved from destruction by The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Norwegian Monuments , which bought the materials in order to re-erect the church elsewhere. It was acquired by King Oscar II, who financed its relocation and restoration.