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Voss Folkemuseum

Moelstervegen 143 | Vossevangen, 5705, Norway
+47 474 79 794
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Historic Buildings in Hillside Location

This is a small collection of old Norwegian wooden farm buildings set on the side of the mountain... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
peterandpam2011
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Very interesting - well worth the climb

The Folk Museum at Voss is well worth the climb up the hillside from the town and you get some... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
flutefairy
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Brentwood, Essex
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Moelstertunet is a picturesque farmstead, with sixteen buildings surrounding an open farmyard. All of the buildings are still standing right where they were when the last family moved out in 1927. Walking through the farmstead will give you a unique insight in building traditions and living conditions in older times. The oldest building on the farmstead, an open-hearth log house, dates from the early 1500s. In the nearby exhibition hall a comprehensive exhibition will tell you more about how people lived and worked in Voss in older times. The museum also displays temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Voss folkemuseum has a huge collection of artifacts, folk art, tools and other objects. There is also a big archive, a small library, and one of the biggest museum collection of photos in Hordaland. From Moelster you have a wonderful view of Vossevangen and the Vangsvatnet lake. At the entrance you will also find a small cafe With a great view and a Museum shop. May 18th - August 31st: open daily 10-17 September 1st - May 16th: Mondays-Fridays 10-15 Sundays 12-15
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Moelstervegen 143 | Vossevangen, 5705, Norway
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a small collection of old Norwegian wooden farm buildings set on the side of the mountain overlooking the town of Voss, with an excellent museum in a separate modern building. The museum offers a short guided tour of the old buildings with an...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Folk Museum at Voss is well worth the climb up the hillside from the town and you get some pleasant views during the ascent. I estimate it took us about half an hour to walk from the town centre to the museum. The museum...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We were hesitant to visit another Folk Museum (we toured the one in Oslo as well) but this was completely different and we are glad we did. If you walk up here, prepare yourself for a pretty steep hike with good shoes or boots. There...More

1  Thank Tiffany R
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a great look back to Norway in another day and time... a time of struggle and hard work to survive. Full of history and well worth a few hours to visit.

1  Thank I326TFdavew
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

A first seems rather like a clutch of buildings. But the guide who showed us round was super informative and the interiors of all buildings were most interesting. Very perfectly preserved. And what a view

1  Thank LeylandAtlantean
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We spent almost 2 hours here learning from an excellent guide about life in this remote collection of farm houses from 1500 to 1920. The tour was exploring the original buildings envisaging what life was like. The separate musseum in the new building showcased other...More

4  Thank bryony53
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Do take the trouble to climb the hill and visit this lovely museum. The new museum building houses exhibits of domestic and farm implement collected over the years. The old farm buildings are in pristine condition. Take the guided tour (at no extra cost) A...More

2  Thank wendy b
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

There are a number of old Norwegian homes and barns moved here from the surrounding countryside. They come from different eras. The grass/sod roofs are interesting. There are interesting exhibits inside the museum building, too, with a lot of artifacts. I particularly enjoyed the kitchen...More

1  Thank andyhg
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tried a couple of activities - bread making, silver making, stilts walking and even attended a children's musical. Good to spend couple of hours in this museum.

Thank Huixian W
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We hiked up tot the museum from Voss. A lovely walk and the museum was really charming. We were alone in the houses which was great and the permanent exhibition has some lovely craftsman work and beautiful photographs.

Thank Katrien S
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Hi, Welcome to Voss folkemuseum! We suggest that you at least plan to stay her for about 1hr. This gives you time for a guided tour and a walk around the area on your own, add some more time if you want to have a coffee and... More
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