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Address: Tyinvegen 27, 2900, Norway
Phone Number: +47 61359900
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The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901. The first house in...

The Valdres Folkemuseum in Fagernes was founded in 1901. The first house in the collections was rebuilt in 1906. Today the museum contents nearly 100 houses and constructions, around 20.000 items, and is the fourth largest open air museum of Norway. The new visitors center has a souvenir shop, exhibits, banquet room/conference room facilities and a café. The Valdres Folk Museum has a permanent exhibit of Norwegian folk costumes (bunad), the biggest collection in Norway, as well as arts/crafts from Valdres. In the main season, there are guided tours around the museum several times a day and in many languages. Young people play traditional music instruments such as ”langeleik” and the Hardanger fiddle, and perform local Valdres folk dances. The Valdres Folk Museum is an amazing playground. There are animals on the farm, you can jump in the hay, fry local pancakes and play old games. For opening hours, entrance fees and activities calendar, visit ut at www.valdresmusea.no

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Nice open air museum

Visited this museum in august 2012. A very good display of typical, traditional houses and farms, and not least traditonal folk costumes. The grounds are nicely kept and the new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited this museum in august 2012. A very good display of typical, traditional houses and farms, and not least traditonal folk costumes. The grounds are nicely kept and the new building very modern and nice, but a bit cold. Decent food in the cafeteria(had sourcream porrige/rømmegraut) and very friendly staff here and in the gift shop

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