Welcome to the Heddal Open-air Museum
Buildings from the old farming community dating all the way back to the Middle Ages are gathered at the Heddal Open-air Museum. The museum depicts life in Notodden’s pre-industrial rural community dating from the late 1800s.
All the buildings on the site have been relocated from the surrounding district. The buildings have been positioned to give visitors an idea of what a thriving farm looked like in this area around 200 years ago. Rambergstugo is the museum’s principal building, and on the upper floor visitors can admire the decoratively painted living room, known as Uppstogo, painted by the decorative painter Olav Hansson in 1784. The museum also houses the Hola smallholding and the Fyrileivstugo living room, the latter of which was carved and painted by the wood carver and decorative painter Olav Fyrileiv. Heddal stave church, which is 800 years old and Norway’s largest stave church, is situated 400 m from the museum.
Exhibitions and activities
At the Open air museum in Heddal you can greet the farm animals and take part in various activities. An overview of the activities can be found under What’s happening and on Heddal bygdetun’s facebook page.
Heddal Bygdetun is open during the summer season.
Opening hours summer 2021: 21 June – 8 August at 11.00 – 17.00 every day.
Adult: NOK 50,-
Children: NOK 30,-
Family ( 2 adult, 2 children): NOK 150,-
Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk.
Included in the entrance ticket is entrance to the houses and exhibitions, guided tours and a variety of activities.
Point of contact:
Helge Anderson, Museum Director, Heddal Bygdetun,
Telephone: +47 909 64 601.
Bjørn Strander, Museum Craftsman,
Telephone: +47 402 14 021
Tore Widvey, Museum Craftsman,
Telephone: +47 909 55 676
Visitors can use the car park at Heddal Stave Church, 100m from the museum.
When presenting a disability certificate, you can use one of the disability parking spaces up by the open air museum.
The old houses at Heddal Bygdetun are not handicapped accessible.
The texts in the exhibitions are written in Norwegian and English.
Kiosk on site.
Cafeteria at the near by Heddal Stave Church.