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A very interesting museum.

This museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Outdoor old buildings - indoor the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Lars H
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Palmefossen
Excellent outdoor and indoor museum

There are many outdoor museums in Norway, and this is one of the best. In addition, the indoor... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
minnesotajay
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24 Jun 2018
“A very interesting museum.”
13 Aug 2017
“Excellent outdoor and indoor museum”
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The Hardanger Folk Museum (founded in 1911). The main museum with its exhibition and administration building is at Utne, 200 metres from the ferry landing. Changing art and cultural history exhibitions throughout the year. Permanent exhibitions...more
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Utne, Ullensvang 5778, Norway
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+47 53 67 00 40
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Outdoor old buildings - indoor the Hardangerfele-exibition and the traditional costumes which includes over one thousend different bodice inserts! The staff was very friendly and could answer all our questions. The cafe served coffee and lapper.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

There are many outdoor museums in Norway, and this is one of the best. In addition, the indoor displays of traditional costumes and Hardanger fiddles are outstanding. Before viewing the many old buildings outside, we borrowed a guidebook from the receptionist, and it explained everything...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We found this place to be a wonderful, relaxed history lesson. Would advise an early arrival for best parking options and less crowds. The exhibits are hands on and the staff are very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place with historical experiences and beautiful views of the bay. Quiet and peaceful, close to nature. Cafe.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Small but impressive folkmuseum. Staff is really friendly and answer all your questions. Beautiful and interesting exhibition, also on the typical Hardanger violin.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This Open-Air museum is interesting, but not a "must see". The outdoor cabins depicting the life and hardships of days by by was well presented. The indoor displays were uninteresting and dull. Our time would have been much better spent staying back at the grand...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Utne is a quiet village and this is the main attraction. Nicely laid out and much bigger than it appears at first sight. The cottages and houses are set into the hillside with tremendous views of the ferry coming in across the fjord. Save your...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

I was excited at the thought of visiting this museum whilst on holiday in Norway to find out about the culture and this certainly provided that. We were part of a coach party divided into two groups and given guided tours of the museum which...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank R P T
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The museum is in a beautiful location overlooking the fjord and the town. The staff was extremely helpful and gave us a thorough introduction to the exhibits. We started by walking through the open air part that has a number of houses of various age...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank monemmer
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Never having traveled in Scandanavia before, we found the cultural history fascinating. This museum is well-maintained and very interesting. Just wish there had been people in period costumes demonstrating activities/crafts .

Date of experience: June 2014
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