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Address: 4402 47 Ave | AB, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6T4, Canada
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+1 403-347-2055
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Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Norwegian Laft Hus is a replica of an 18th century sod roof Norwegian...

The Norwegian Laft Hus is a replica of an 18th century sod roof Norwegian farm house. It functions as a museum and culture centre that preserves and interprets Norwegian culture. Our museum is home to many Norwegian artifacts, and traditional hand made crafts. Our society also works to preserve the culture by offering a wide variety of classes and workshops to teach the pubic about Norwegian culture, usually by learning a traditional craft. The Norwegian Laft Hus also houses a small store from which you can buy handmade items, imported foods, cookware, and anything you need to show off Norwegian pride!

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Wonderful place to visit especially if you are interested in other cultures or art from different areas of the world. Vey welcome reception and great place to come to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2016
Katherine M
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Wonderful place to visit especially if you are interested in other cultures or art from different areas of the world. Vey welcome reception and great place to come to enjoy fabulous ethnic food on their sale days.

Thank Katherine M
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The Norwegian Laft Hus is an absolutely adorable and charming little place to learn about Norwegian history. It's filled with artifacts such as clothing, skis, calendars, cooking devices, and more. Each artifact is numbered, and you can read about it in a little guide booklet. They also have some cute souvenirs to buy. My husband picked up a fabulous book... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great little museum outlining Norwegian settlers and culture. Their staff. members and volunteers are friendly and fun. They have events and classes and sales

Thank justme55555
Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Perhaps it is because my family is from Norway, but, I don't really think so: the Laft hus is another welcome and hidden Red Deer Gem- very warm and welcoming inside and out- friendly kind people too- they also offer many cultural events that more people need to attend as you will enjoy no matter what your cultural or ethnical... More 

Thank Jan27092014
Red Deer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We visited the Laft Hus to learn more about Norwegian heritage and took part in a lesfa making group with some experts. It was really fun and we make it all the time at home now. It was nice hear history rather than to just read about it.

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Norwegian L, Front Office Manager at Norwegian Laft Hus, responded to this review

Thank you! It was our pleasure to have you and please come again! More 

Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

Worth going too. The house has a sod roof a true Norwegian home. The inside of the house is made out of large cut logs and has the rustic feeling of being in a far away land. When you step into the house one can look at how a person from Norway lived and dressed. One can taste some Norway... More 

Thank Carolyn S
Payson, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

I have no Norwegian ancestry, but that didn't stop me from being impressed by this charming shop and mini-museum of Norwegian things. The building itself is modeled after Norwegian construction techniques. They sell all kinds of Scandinavian products and books. It is worth a stop and the staff was very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

A good little museum dedicated to the Norwegian pioneers who settled in and around the Red Deer area. The place shows how a typical Norwegian family would have lived a hundred or more years ago. Also a good place to buy a souvenir of Norway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

The docent was very knowledgeable. Apparently this has been a labor of love for her and several others for the past 25 years or so, part of a dream for a cultural village that never materialized. They had a number of artifacts as well as a lot of Norwegian books and crafts. The group of ladies there who make the... More 

1 Thank Donna S
Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

Who knew this was here! A beautiful replica of a 17th century log house in Norway. The antique pieces are well displayed. There were ladies demonstrating traditional crafts too, rosemaling painting and hardanger embroidery. There were even items for sale, books, plates, mugs and Norwegian delicacies. There is a box for donations rather than an admission charge. I will need... More 

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