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Southern Norway Kristiansand Birkenes

Birkenes Bygdemuseum - Myhre Peat Dust Factory

  • +47 48130743
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Norway's only peat museum covering production from 1896 to present day, powered by a steam engine from 1907.

The "peat for bedding" factory was built in 1896 and was operational until 1967. It was reopened as a museum in 1989. The machinery is powered by an English mobile steam engine (Traction engine) from 1907. Power is transmitted via balatareimer to a main shaft which in turn drives authentic peat presses, peat river the like

The process of "peat in the bog" to finished peat moss ball demonstrated. Myhre Peat for bedding plant delivered in his time sprinkle peat for use in barns and stables and the replenishment of the privy.


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Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Adapted for disabled
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Handicap friendly
  • Toilet for disabled persons
Discount
  • Discount with the Oslo Pass
  • Free with Oslo Pass
Season
  • All year
  • Summer

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  • Guiding
  • Hiking

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  • WiFi

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  • Fully licenced
  • Lunch
  • Outdoors

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Facility Info
  • Banquet Capacity 180
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