The district museum for Nordfjord, it has 44 old houses of historical interest, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the houses are furnished and shows different periodes of time. There is a cultural-history collection in the main building
At Nordfjord Folkemuseum you get a glimpse of the regions history. There are 44 historic houses in the open air museum, most of them from the 18th and 19th century. Several of the farm houses are decorated in different time periods. All the buildings are gathered from the different villages in Nordfjord. When entering the buildings, you get a feel of how people lived and managed their daily life before.
You can stroll the scenic outdoor museum by yourself or book a guide. The museum also has a collection of more than 30 kinds of apple trees. You can also visit the mountain dairy farm and get a view of the fjord as a bonus. Along the river there are several houses related to water power, so you can see first-hand how running water can be exploited as a work force.
Inside the main building there are different changing exhibitions. Nordfjord Folkemuseum has more than 20 000 objects in its collection, and always one or more exhibitions on display. There is also a small café and a museum shop.
On the outskirts of Sandane you can also have a look at the Holvikejekt. The ship from 1881 is a reminder of the important trade that took place between Nordfjord and Bergen. The Holvikejekt was used to export wood logs and other products made of tree to Bergen, and it returned here with flour, sugar, clothes and other products from the city. The ship is 20 meters long and 8,6 meters wide, and was one of the biggest of its kind. Today it is the only one of its kind left in original form.
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