The open-air museum is located in a natural setting with hayfields, cultivated fields and pastures. There are footpaths and trails, playgrounds and nature trails, which makes this area an attractive recreation area for young and old people. But most importantly, the open-air museum consists of close to 40 antiquarian buildings from the Middle Ages until the present time.
In the museum café you can get refreshments, coffee and tea and something to eat. We endeavour to serve homemade and locally produced food, and on request we can serve lunches and other meals for parties. The museum probably has the finest open-air café in Sogndal. There is also a small open-air café down at the Sogn Fjord Museum, close to the fjord!
When you are at the Museum, you can borrow an mp3 player with audio guides in Norwegian, English or German, so that you can listen to a guide that tells about the houses on the open-air museum.
Each House is marked with a number, so that you can find it in the audioguide and play it. ..
Do you have a “tablet” or a "smart phone", you will find audioguides here:
You can also copy it from an computer in the reception area..
The museum has a wide range of permanent exhibits linked to agriculture, hunting and fishing. Other exhibits show various traditional crafts, and there is also a comprehensive exhibit of clothes and textiles.
Another separate exhibit is called Holidays and festive occasions, where you can learn more about our traditional holidays.
The museum also has an exhibit of unique objects from old churches in Sogn.
Welcome to the Heiberg Collections – Sogn Folk Museum
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-crofter's home, as well as a bailiff's residence. The museum also runs a traditional farm with a horse, cows, sheep, pigs and hens.