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Voss Folkemuseum

Moelstervegen 143 | Vossevangen, 5705, Norway
+47 474 79 794
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A look back in time

This is a great look back to Norway in another day and time... a time of struggle and hard work to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amherst, New Hampshire

A first seems rather like a clutch of buildings. But the guide who showed us round was super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+47 474 79 794
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank I326TFdavew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LeylandAtlantean
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

2  Thank bryony53
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

1  Thank wendy b
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
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
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
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were chauffeur driven by our hotel lady boss Anne for a visit to Voss Folks Museum, which is one of the oldest museum in Voss, Norway. The museum, comprising of small little farm houses of the earlier decades, articulately built on a beautiful mountain...More

Thank pjwongs1
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This a wonderful museum of times gone bye. you have to be fit to get to it as a lot of climbing involved ot get to get to it.

Thank jackgr
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The scenery alone from the museum grounds are worth the trip - a beautiful lake, green pastures and snow capped mountains - somehow every Heidi story came back (I know wrong country)! The museum has two small floors of artefacts and great photos inside which...More

2  Thank Christine B
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