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17. June kl. 10:00 - 18. August kl. 17:30

The summer at Heddal Open-Air Museum

Heddal open-air museum is a living museum where you can learn more about farming in Heddal during the 1700s. There are sheep and hens on the farm and many fine exhibitions indoors. This rural museum is situated just 300 metres from Heddal stave church.
Heddal Bygdetun. Foto: NIA / Målfrid Vangen

WHAT’S ON 2019

Exhibitons and attractions.


National costume

The bunad is Norway’s national costume. The East Telemark national costume was designed by Anne Bamle from Heddal. At the museum you can find out more about Anne and the history of the national costume.

Rose painting

In the Ramberg room the story is told of the local farmers’ wealth in days gone by.

This rose-painted room provides an example of some of the finest decorative painting we have in Norway.

Hardanger fiddle and Norwegian zither

Folk music has deep roots in Heddal. Come and listen to the traditional instruments exhibited at the museum.

The farm’s treasure house

The traditional Norwegian storehouse, or stabbur, was the farm’s most important building and treasure chest. It was here that all the food was stored. It is the only building that was locked, and the crime of theft from a storehouse was punishable by the death penalty. Visit our storehouse which is richly stocked with food

Family Activities

All through the season visitors to Heddal Open-air Museum can take part in a vide range of activites for the whole family.

Guided tour  
There is a guided tour of the open-air museum every day from 12.00 to 12.30.

Hunt for the storehouse thief!
Mondays and Fridays at 12.30, 13.30, 14.30 and 15.30.
An activity for the family. Someone has got into the storehouse and stolen food. We need your help to get it back!

We make pancakes! 
Tuesdays from 12.30 to 16.00
See how it’s done and have a taste.

We make cheese!
Wednesdays 12.30 to 16.00
Come along and make cheese the traditional way.

Let’s find the eggs!
Thursdays and Saturdays 12.30 to 16.00
An activity for the family. We search for eggs and paint egg boxes. Price per child: NOK 25 (includes egg box and 4 eggs)

We make broomsticks!
Sundays 12.30 to 16.00.
An activity for the family. We make brooms as they did in olden days, and which witches used for flying…