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Hardanger Folk Museum

Utne, Ullensvang 5778, Norway
+47 53 67 00 40
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Excellent outdoor and indoor museum

There are many outdoor museums in Norway, and this is one of the best. In addition, the indoor... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
minnesotajay
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Minnesota
A history lesson

We found this place to be a wonderful, relaxed history lesson. Would advise an early arrival for... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Bittersweet2
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Colorado
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The Hardanger Folk Museum (founded in 1911). The main museum with its exhibition and administration building is at Utne, 200 metres from the ferry landing. Changing art and cultural history exhibitions throughout the year. Permanent exhibitions: Folk costumes and accessories and Folk Music. In the open-air museum we have reconstructed a traditional cluster farm in which the oldest building is a medieval log house with a central open fire. The museum also has an old general store, cotter's cottage and wooden ski factory. The boathouse by the sea houses several traditional Hardanger boats. There is a museum shop where you can buy arts and crafts, books/ booklets, local history items and folk music. The museum is located by a fruit orchard. The Hardanger Folk Museum has branches with open-air museums and collections at Bu near Brimnes and Skredhaugen near Lofthus. School and guide service.
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Aug 13, 2017
“Excellent outdoor and indoor museum”
Jul 19, 2017
“A history lesson”
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Utne, Ullensvang 5778, Norway
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+47 53 67 00 40
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

There are many outdoor museums in Norway, and this is one of the best. In addition, the indoor displays of traditional costumes and Hardanger fiddles are outstanding. Before viewing the many old buildings outside, we borrowed a guidebook from the receptionist, and it explained everything...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We found this place to be a wonderful, relaxed history lesson. Would advise an early arrival for best parking options and less crowds. The exhibits are hands on and the staff are very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with historical experiences and beautiful views of the bay. Quiet and peaceful, close to nature. Cafe.

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Small but impressive folkmuseum. Staff is really friendly and answer all your questions. Beautiful and interesting exhibition, also on the typical Hardanger violin.

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Reviewed September 23, 2015

This Open-Air museum is interesting, but not a "must see". The outdoor cabins depicting the life and hardships of days by by was well presented. The indoor displays were uninteresting and dull. Our time would have been much better spent staying back at the grand...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2015

Utne is a quiet village and this is the main attraction. Nicely laid out and much bigger than it appears at first sight. The cottages and houses are set into the hillside with tremendous views of the ferry coming in across the fjord. Save your...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was excited at the thought of visiting this museum whilst on holiday in Norway to find out about the culture and this certainly provided that. We were part of a coach party divided into two groups and given guided tours of the museum which...More

Thank R P T
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Reviewed August 28, 2014

The museum is in a beautiful location overlooking the fjord and the town. The staff was extremely helpful and gave us a thorough introduction to the exhibits. We started by walking through the open air part that has a number of houses of various age...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Never having traveled in Scandanavia before, we found the cultural history fascinating. This museum is well-maintained and very interesting. Just wish there had been people in period costumes demonstrating activities/crafts .

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a ferry to get to this museum and it was well worth the effort. The vintage homes and contents from the last 300 or so years provide a fascinating peak into Norwegian life. The displays on the Hardanger Violin, national dress, handwork, etc....More

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