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About Hardanger Folk Museum

The Hardanger Folk Museum at Utne was founded in 1911. It is one of the oldest museums of its kind in the West of Norway.

At the museum you may experience the Hardanger culture - both traditional and modern - surrounded by fjords, mountains and fruit yards.

In the main building you will find exhibitions on Hardanger embroidery, costumes and folk music; a cafè and a museum shop. The outdoor museum consists of 20 houses from the middle ages to the 20th century. 

The museum has smaller sections at Skredhaugen, Lofthus (open weekends during summer) and at Bu (closed 2014 due to building projects).   


Additional pictures

  • Naust på Hardanger folkemuseum.
  • Bauta av bygdebokforfattar Olav Kolltveit
  • Hardingfelespelar Halldor Meland.

Opening hours and prices

Opening hours: May 2 to August 31: Daily 10-17