De Heibergske Samlinger

De Heibergske Samlinger, Kaupanger: Hours, Address, De Heibergske Samlinger Reviews: 4.5/5

De Heibergske Samlinger
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to one of the oldest and largest folk museums in Norway! Sogn Folkemuseum is an open air museum with almost 40 authentic historical buildings, ranging from the middle ages to the 20th. century. During the summer months the museum run a full scale farm with animals as they did in the late 19th. century. The museum is located in a natural setting surrounded by forests and mountains. There are footpaths, playgrounds and nature trails, which makes this area an attractive recreational area for young and old alike. There are plenty of fun activities and play areas for kids and families to enjoy and learn about nature, culture and life in Sogn. In the main building you can experience a wide range of exhibits linked to agriculture, traditional crafts, clothes and textiles. Here you will also find indoor exhibits, activities and play areas for children and youth to explore. The main building is also the location of our museum shop and certified organic museum café, Kafé Heiberg.
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ailourophile
Glasgow148 contributions
First rate collection
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were delighted that we decided to go here after Kauphanger stave church. The gathered buildings were of considerable interest, including the modern houses and the massive collection in the museum, although in the process of reorganisation, was clearly of first rate importance in its field. We also appreciated the welcoming and friendly reception we received.
Written July 8, 2019
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Ken W
Vancouver, Canada776 contributions
Great Collection
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is collection of about 50 buildings dating from the 1500’s to modern day that have been collected here from all over Norway. On each building there is a plaque in English that describes the buildings history and uses. There is also a three story museum with artifacts which h chronicle life in Norway dating from the Middle Ages. It is definitely worth stopping here foe an hour or two.
Written September 29, 2018
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Thank you for a great review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your visit..
Written October 1, 2018
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KatieSmithExplores
Norfolk, UK154 contributions
Be wary of going off season in the rain
Sep 2018 • Couples
I can see this would be an enjoyable place in the summer, maybe with events going on and people dressed up but not so much in the rain.
During our 5 day stay in the fjords it poured with rain, every single day, so we thought we’d pop to the museum as we couldn’t go on any hikes we’d planned and we knew that with a museum, it would at least be partly indoors.
It was fairly informative, though only some information boards seemed to have other languages than Norwegian to explain what items were, otherwise you were looking at a lot of old relics, unsure as to what a lot of them did.
The reconstructed buildings were interesting and up my street (no pun intended!) but most of them were closed so you couldn’t access them and the ones that were open were barricaded with glass walls so that you couldn’t really take a proper look inside. (All other open air museums I’ve been too, you can go in, sit down, interact with the items inside, take a proper look around houses etc) I understand that a lot of items are old, but if other museums allow this, why does this one not?
I would have liked to have gone on a hot summers day with more going on, things open, - re-enactment actors - (I think they operate here sometimes?) but I think this is one to avoid if you are off season and it’s raining!
Written September 27, 2018
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650KarinB
Fornebu, Norway166 contributions
Traditional buildings beautifully set
Jun 2018 • Couples
This museum has both a huge outdoor as well as indoor exebition. The buildings from different parts and time periods in Sogn are set in the park area so that you can imagine their origins. There are tails and playground for children.
Inside there is a collection of tools from the former work on the farms as well as films to show their use.
This is really worth the money and time spent. Especially the film on all the labour that went into growing, harvesting and preparing flour blew me away! They surely did not throw food away!
Written June 27, 2018
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Thank you for those nice words. And thanks for visiting us..
Written July 2, 2018
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Mary P
Portsmouth, UK56 contributions
You have seen the turf covered houses dotted over the mountainside, this is the chance to see inside!
May 2018 • Couples
Part of a 3 stop tour taking in the boat museum and Stave church, this enabled the visitor to actually see in side some of the turf covered farm buildings and learn about the hard life the Norwegians endured. We were given fascinating insights in to community life and responsibilities. The extensive modern museum adjoining the open farmstead, was well laid out but suffered from a distinct lack of English labelling, unlike the boat museum. I believe this is in the process of being rectified. The cafe sensibly has a large area where coach parties can be catered for which meant that we sat in comfort to eat our home made soup and rolls...and yes we could have free second helpings!
Written May 24, 2018
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Thank you for your nice words. We are working on the labeling, and we will update our information both outside and inside the museum. Glad to know you enjoyed your visit.
Written July 2, 2018
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Keith K
Pointon, UK54 contributions
Great for Groups
May 2018 • Couples
You need the tour around the outside houses to bring this place to life. Allow at least an hour for outside and another for inside - very interesting insight into historic Norway lifestyles.
Written May 3, 2018
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Thank you so much for those nice words...
Written May 7, 2018
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Caroline B
Chichester, UK1,915 contributions
A step into the old Norway
Jun 2017 • Couples
This place was on our itinerary to visit when doing a tour of the Fjords with Newmarket Travel.
It is an amazing place and reminded me of 'The Open Air Museum' near me in Chichester. (Take old buildings from the past and rebuilding them in another setting for people to visit).
This particular one, is the oldest and biggest folk museum in Norway, exhibiting agriculture, handicrafts, art, clothes and textiles and childhood activities.
The open air museum has more than 30 buildings from the Middle Ages until the present time.
There are activities, guided tours and audio guide.
There is a cafe with homemade food and museum shop. As a group, they were expecting us, so we had a hot homemade soup and bread when we arrived before looking at the outside buildings.
We had one very old lady, dressed in costume waiting for us in one of the houses and relayed the activities of her yesterday years and life growing up.
The school house was interesting, as we sat at the desks and listened to the guide giving us some information. We even sang a Norwegian song, with a little help from her. Then we had to teach her a song......'All things Bright and Beautiful.'

The animals at the museum are old breeds that used to be common to the area. Not only are they nice additions to the scenery but they help protect the cultural landscape. Livestock maintains the pastures by grazing it. The horse is also used for work.

A great, fun and interesting place to visit.
Written June 12, 2017
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jetsaver
Southport, UK564 contributions
A good two hours spent.
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is a lovely place to visit and walk around. A trip into the past to see how the folk lived and worked. There are numerous buildings to walk around and get a feel of what it was like then. It is helped if the weather is good also, but if it isn't then grab a coffee and cake. Down the road there is another museum connected to this one, which houses a collection of old boats, fishing gear, and other maritime objects, which you don;t have to pay extra to go in
Written September 3, 2016
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MeiStoyva
London, UK2 contributions
Travel through time with a guided tour!
Aug 2016 • Family
Went on a guided tour of the historical houses - super interesting and really gives you an idea of how people used to live in Norway from way back when all the way up until modern times. Lots of great additional info provided by the guide! Also had a tasty meal in the cafeteria, and there's a nice little gift shop as well. A nice little gem of a museum with lots of interesting stuff to look at.
Written August 16, 2016
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FredStoyva
London, UK2 contributions
Local history extravaganza!
Aug 2016 • Family
I’ve been here a couple of times through school trips, but I’ve never been as satisfied as I was Saturday almost a fortnight ago. After a bowl of potato soup, we were given an excellent guided tour through their outside areas that was very interesting and informative. It’s amazing to see up close the dramatic changes of Norwegian society throughout the years.

The food is delicious, the gift shop plentiful (got myself an imitation Viking coin!) and the exhibitions provide a very interesting insight into the lives of the Norwegian people throughout the ages. There are not only beautiful old huts and houses straight out of National Romantic paintings or our classic fairytales, they’ve got houses from the 30’s, 60’s (with Mid Century furniture in its natural habitat) and 80’s, where the atmosphere is ripe for nostalgic moments and realisations that you’ve got crockery just like that back home.

No need to mention that if you like Scandinavian style, no matter the era, the Heiberg Collection is for you.
Written August 16, 2016
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