Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen, founded in
1899 as Hallingdal Folkemuseum, was among the first open-air museums in Norway. The former district-museum is now part of Hallingdal
a coordinating entity for the six local museums in Hallingdal.
objects have been collected throughout Hallingdal to represent different time periods.
Staveloftet, a medieval storehouse from mid
1300s, is the oldest in the collection. More of the houses have rose painted
decoration and fine wood carvings.
collection reflects life in rural Norwegian settlements in the 17th
and 18th Century.
buildings, 1340 – 1900
costumes, rural costumes and clothes, approx. 1800 – 1970
approx. 1700 - 1970
Birgit Hagen, tapestries, embroideries and