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The Heiberg Collections/ Sogn Folkemuseum, Kaupanger


De Heibergske Samlinger – Sogn Folkemuseum is an open air museum with almost 40 authentic historical buildings, ranging from the middle ages to the 20th. century.

Welcome to one of Norway’s largest and oldest cultural heritage museums!

Guided tour.

Experience the historical building interiors and learn about life in Sogn.
Monday-Friday at 13:00 through June, July and August you can join a guided tour around the open-air museum.

Feeding the animals. Get to know the animals at our farm, and give the farmer a helping hand at feeding time. Monday-Friday at 14:00 from June 23rd- August 4th.

The museum offers many different events throughout the season, including traditional activities, handicrafts and farming.
Please visit our website or Facebook page for more information about the various events.

Free audio guides in Norwegian, English and German.

The outdoor museum is situated amidst a beautiful natural and cultural landscape, with crop fields, meadows and pastures. We have footpaths, playgrounds and nature trails, making the museum an attractive destination for hikers of all ages.

Large parts of the cultural landscape relate to 19th century agriculture, and during the summer season, the museum manages a farm using the same tools and methods as they did in Sogn 150 years ago.

The farm helps bring the museum to life. The animals add extra flavour to the experience, especially for children. Here you can encounter animals of local historical breeds, including cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. The open-air museum is very child-friendly. We offer a number of activities, play areas, nature trails and a fairytale forest, where children and families can have fun while experiencing the nature, life and cultural heritage of Sogn.

Inside the large main building, you’ll find exhibitions about agriculture, craftsmanship, textiles, clothing, food and drink, as well as an exhibition about traditional holidays. You’ll be able to see traditional workstations, visit the old dentist’s office or have a look at the old general store. A special exhibition for children and youths show what children’s everyday lives were like in the early 1900s, compared to what they were like in Sogn in 2000. We also have a play area with activities, where children can sample old games and toys.

The main building also houses our gift shop and Kafé Heiberg, our museum café. Here, we offer a selection of organic warm and cold drinks, refreshments and snacks.

Source: Visit Sognefjord AS


The Heiberg Collections/ Sogn Folkemuseum, Kaupanger


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