Valdres Folk Museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Norway, with historic buildings and installations, and exhibitions and guided tours showing how people lived in Valdres in former times. Visits may wander around more than 100 historic buildings and installations. Young people dance to the tunes played on the Hardanger fiddle and the Norwegian zither. Pigs, hens, sheep and cows roam the outfields. Old and young alike can enjoy walking on stilts or taking a walk along the nature trail. A visit to the mountain farm, where the milkmaid often sits, is one of the highlights for many. Maybe you will meet a guide who knows a lot about handicrafts, is a good storyteller or who makes a great pot of coffee!
Guided tours in July and August and otherwise subject to advance booking.
In the exhibition visitors can learn about nationalism, the King's Road througth Valdres, the Norwegian zither, national costumes and stave churches. The museum shop offers a wide selection of local folk music, books and handcrafted items. Enjoy a tasty meal or cup of coffee in the museum café!
Indoor and outdoor seating available, with a view of the Strønda fjord. Home-made meals made from local ingredients, seasonal menus. Meat from free-range livestock, fermented trout and home-made sausages. A range of ecological herbs, coffee, tea and freshly baked bread on sale every day. Munkekroen has for several years made the top-ten list in a ranking of Norway's best roadside diners.