The buildings at Heddal Open-air Museum
At Heddal Open-air Museum, you walk straight into 19th century peasant life, and are warmly welcomed by both farm animals, the crofter and the farmer himself. Welcome to a day at the farm – and a piece of Norwegian history at its most idyllic.
«The feeling of going back several hundred years in time to a large farm in Telemark is great.»
Large decorative paintings were more than just a delight to the eye. It was a testament to a person’s own wealth and success. In the Rambergstugo you can see some of the most beautiful rose-painting here in Norway.
Take in the history in the main building. Let your eyes dance at the sight of the rose-painting by Olav Hansson in 1784 in the Rambergstugo. Embrace and understand the rich cultural heritage with folk music, wood carving and traditional costumes. A trip to Heddal Open-air Museum is not just a visit to a historic open-air museum, it is also a very special journey in Norwegian cultural heritage.
«Beautiful buildings outside and even nicer inside. Shows how we lived in Norway in the old days.»
The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (NIA) was founded in 1983. The goal is to manage and communicate the unique history of local hydropower, industry and society. Every year we welcome almost 100,000 guests to our seven visitor sites.
In addition to the visitor sites, NIA has significant activities related to the management of more than 110 cultural-historical buildings, 2 large vessels, several quays, a large art collection, archives, photographs and collections within our field.