The oldest folk museum in Hordaland
Founded in 1911, Hardanger Folk Museum is the oldest folk museum in Hordaland.
The museum is situated on a headland in Utne, with beautiful views of the fjord and mountains. Here you can experience the culture of Hardanger in beautiful scenery, and see our exhibitions in a modern administration building, and the historical buildings in the museum cluster.
The administration building has been built over three phases. The first part was completed in 1976, the second dates from 1987, while the new top storey opened in 2011.
As well as exhibition rooms and offices, the administration building houses storage facilities, a large hall, a café and workshops. The open air museum is situated around the administration building, and has around 20 farm houses and buildings, a boathouse, schoolhouse and general store owned by Sjur Svartveit.
Hardanger Folk Museum also has branches at Skredhaugen in Lofthus and at Bu, and also manages Agatunet farm cluster.