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“Back to the old ages...”

The Horda Museum - Bergen City Museum
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Ranked #80 of 148 things to do in Bergen
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Owner description: Harvesting nature’s bounty was for generations the only way of making a decent living here in the county of Hordaland. Living off the sea and the land, often combined with producing handicrafts, was the way to make ends meet. Bergen was the commercial center for the surrounding countryside, and was the destination for surplus produce and workers. With its collections of traditional houses, boats, tools and textiles, The Horda museum gives visitors an insight into the unique way of life of the people of rural Hordaland. The museum has an open air section consisting of 30 buildings. The rich archaeological finds in the museum grounds are evidence that people have lived here for 10,000 years. The Norwegian Road Museum’s exhibition at the Horda museum includes machinery and equipment used for the construction and maintenance of the county’s roads. In the Fanafjellet hills there are nine farm buildings, and each of them has something to tell us about summer farming in the mountains. The summer farm museum is situated in a beautiful area that is very popular for hikers.
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited as a group for a Christmas workshop and the location where perfect! Even the weather turned out to be on our side!
Hordamuseeum has moved old houses from their orgin location to save them to future generations in a wonderful place about a 20min ride outside Bergen. They have an old storebuilding, several diffrent living houses and a 2000 (?) year old stonering (hidden by the snow when we visited). We made old school pastry, woolen birds and postcards that got stamped in the old postage house!
I have not been there without a guided tour so I am not sure how it works without invitations... But our Christmas workshop where wonderful and the santa Claus very funny!

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Take the Light Rail to Nesttun stop and then take bus 60, 61, 62, or 64. We took bus 60 and got dropped off at Stend. When you get off there is a sign pointing to Horda Muset. Walk on this road but do not expect any other sign. If you ask people you will end up walking about one extra km to enter the back of the museum. As you are walking, keep on looking to your Left. Once you see some Green House with plants growing and people buying these, look to the Right of it and you will notice a Red barn building. Beyond that barn, across the meadow, there is a modern building which is the museum. At this point, cross the meadow and walk straight toward the modern building. It will save you about 25 minutes. Look at my photo to see the Red barn. When we went the old buildings were not open but one can walk around to see these from outside. However, the new building behind the kitchen that just opened has an amazing exhibit of boat making. Although the signs are all in Norwegian only, the displays are excellent. The main building has a very good displays of this fishing community's original life style. There was also an excellent exhibit of tapestry by a Norwegian artist. We had the Bergen card for 48 hours. It made everything free. Even without the card, it was a very good place to visit. I just wish there were clearer signs for tourists using public transport.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013
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