The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901 and is among the largest open air museums of the country, situated beautifully on the bank of Lake Strandefjorden. Today the museum has more than 100 old buildings and around 20.000 items in its collection. A unique atmosphere tells about live in earlier times. The museum focuses especially on folk musik and instruments, folk costumes and the conservation of historical buildings.
Valdres Folkemuseum during the year
You can walk around the museum ground and explore on your own, our you can join a guided tour. During summer, pigs, hens, sheep and cattle are on free range grazing on the mueum's summer farm. There's natural path and different educational programs and events which are communicated through the museum's event calendar. In December a visit to the traditional pre-Christmas event Skarke with its Christmas marked is recommened.
The museum's café
At the museum's café Munkekroen you will meet friendly and serviceminded staff with long experience in gastronomy. Enjoy a homemade dish of delicious, regional products. You can read more here.
The museum shop
Ithe museum shop you can find products that are connected to the cultural heritage of the Valdres region, such as candy as it was made in the old days, traditional knitwear and knitting patterns, cooking books, silver jewelry, ceramics and woodwork. You can read more here.
A 1.7 kilometer long walking path with information boards about the nature on the peninsula and forestry history in the Valdres region leads along the water's edge around the peninsula.
For opening hours, entrance fees and event calendar, visit ut at www.valdresmusea.no
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- reise-tanta-diLafayette, CaliforniaTrip type:CouplesI love outdoor folk museums31/08/2019We saw the inside museum and I was impressed with the large collection of langeleik - a traditional Norwegian musical instrument. I also liked the dolls in traditional costumes from various valleys... Read full review
- Irishrover mBrisbane, AustraliaA wonderful day out31/01/2020It was mid winter, and snow everywhere, but the museum was still open. The lass in charge actually opened some sections just for us to see, and she also put on a video of the beautiful musical... Read full review
- peterbL1314YZInnbygda, NorwayBuildings throughut the ages in Norway04/06/2020If you are interested in old building, which were built throughout the ages in Norway, you must visit this place. It shows how people built and lived during the passed 'many ages' in several parts of... Read full review
- children's' farm
- folk dancing
- nature trail
- open-air event
- open-air theatre
- family discount
- group prices
- open all year round
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