De Heibergske Samlinger - Sogn Folkemuseum

Heiberg Collections – Sogn Folk Museum

Welcome to the Heiberg Collections – Sogn Folk Museum

This is one of the oldest and biggest folk museums in Norway. Exhibits of agriculture, handicraft and rustic art, clothes and textiles, church and folklore, and childhood activities. Open-air museum with more than 30 buildings from the Middle Ages until the present time. Museum farm with animals. Activities, guided tours and audio guide.

Opening hours in the summer season:
May and September: every day 10am to 3pm. June, July, August: every day 10 am to 5 pm.

At this museum you can experience how people from Sogn have lived and worked from the Middle Ages until the present time. The open-air museum consists of more than 30 buildings, spanning a time period from the medieval open-hearth cottage to a modern standard house from the late 1980s. There are rural houses from different time periods, a sea-crofters home, as well as a bailiffs residence. The museum also runs a traditional farm with a horse, cows, sheep, pigs and hens.

In the main exhibition hall of the museum there are permanent exhibits linked to agriculture, arts and crafts, textiles and clothes, food and drink, in addition to a special exhibit presenting our holidays and special family occasions. You can see craftsman's workshops, a genuine old dentist's office, and take a peek into the old general store.

A separate exhibit for children shows children's everyday activities in the early 20th century and how young people from Sogn lived in the year 2000. We endeavor to make the open-air museum attractive and interesting for children with two playgrounds and a number of nature trails.

The museum also has a café and a museum shop.

The museum season lasts from May to September, and in addition to our permanent exhibits there are special seasonal exhibits.

The main building is open the whole year.