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Heddal Local Museum


Heddalsvegen 385, 3676, Notodden

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Heddal local museum is situated right next to the Heddal stave church. At the local museum you will find 15 buildings, explore how Norwegian houses and construction methods have changed from the middle age until the 1930s.

At the main homestead you can have a look at how a wealthy farm in Telemark appeared 200 years ago. Here you will find Rambergstugo, one of the most significant buildings at the museum, with a beautiful rosemaling interior by the painter Olav Hansson from 1784. In Rambergstugo there is also an exhibit on Bunadmaker Anne Bamle, the creator of the traditional folk costume in eastern Telemark.

The Hola smallholding gives you an impression of life on a small farm during the 19th century. The Heddal local museum and Heddal stave church is connected through the walk “A walk through time”. 



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  • cultural history
  • exhibition
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Eirik H
      Notodden, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Local outdoor museum with some buildings in old local building style
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd June 2019
      Worth a visit if you are interested in different building customs. Recommended.Slightly steep access. Read full review
    • NLaursen
      Silkeborg, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Step back in time
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th August 2019
      If you bought admission to the Stave Church you can also get a guided tour in the Bygdetun. This is an interesting old farm with ancient houses. Read full review
    • sopaca
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Definitely worth a visit if stopping at Heddal Stave Church
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th September 2019
      The admission to Heddal Stave Church also includes this open air musuem which is just a 5 minute walk from the church. It's about 15 buildings, most of which you can go inside, showing how life was... Read full review

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