Visit Valdres Folk Museum

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.

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Summer season

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 at 13.00 in July and August and otherwise subject to advance booking. 

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RECEPTION BUILDING

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! 

Contact us

Tyinvegen 27, 2900 Fagernes
Tel: + 47 61 35 99 00
Mail: info@valdres.museum.no

Cafe

Tel: + 47 61 36 01 77
Mail: mail@munkekroen.com
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