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Address: Moelstervegen 143 | Vossevangen, 5705, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 474 79 794
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Moelstertunet is a picturesque farmstead, with sixteen buildings...

Moelstertunet is a picturesque farmstead, with sixteen buildings surrounding an open farmyard. All of the

buildings are still standing right where they were when the last family moved out in 1927. Walking through the

farmstead will give you a unique insight in building traditions and living conditions in older times. The oldest

building on the farmstead, an open-hearth log house, dates from the early 1500s. In the nearby exhibition hall

a comprehensive exhibition will tell you more about how people lived and worked in Voss in older times. The

museum also displays temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Voss folkemuseum has a huge collection of artifacts, folk art, tools and other objects. There is also a big

archive, a small library, and one of the biggest museum collection of photos in Hordaland.

From Moelster you have a wonderful view of Vossevangen and the Vangsvatnet lake.

At the entrance you will also find a small cafe With a great view and a Museum shop.

May 18th - August 31st: open daily 10-17

September 1st - May 16th:

Mondays-Fridays 10-15

Sundays 12-15

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fascinating tour, historic exhibition and amazing photo exhibition of historic norway

We spent almost 2 hours here learning from an excellent guide about life in this remote collection of farm houses from 1500 to 1920. The tour was exploring the original buildings... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We spent almost 2 hours here learning from an excellent guide about life in this remote collection of farm houses from 1500 to 1920. The tour was exploring the original buildings envisaging what life was like. The separate musseum in the new building showcased other aspects of Norwegian rural life whilst a temporary photo exhibition showed historic black and white... More 

2 Thank bryony53
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Do take the trouble to climb the hill and visit this lovely museum. The new museum building houses exhibits of domestic and farm implement collected over the years. The old farm buildings are in pristine condition. Take the guided tour (at no extra cost) A lovely little cafe too.

1 Thank wendy b
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

There are a number of old Norwegian homes and barns moved here from the surrounding countryside. They come from different eras. The grass/sod roofs are interesting. There are interesting exhibits inside the museum building, too, with a lot of artifacts. I particularly enjoyed the kitchen artifacts and the doll room. The views of Voss, the lake, and the surrounding mountains... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tried a couple of activities - bread making, silver making, stilts walking and even attended a children's musical. Good to spend couple of hours in this museum.

Thank Huixian W
Gent, België
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We hiked up tot the museum from Voss. A lovely walk and the museum was really charming. We were alone in the houses which was great and the permanent exhibition has some lovely craftsman work and beautiful photographs.

Thank Katrien S
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were chauffeur driven by our hotel lady boss Anne for a visit to Voss Folks Museum, which is one of the oldest museum in Voss, Norway. The museum, comprising of small little farm houses of the earlier decades, articulately built on a beautiful mountain slope with fantastic traditional Norwegian grass roofs. Some roofs are built of ever-lasting carved stones... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This a wonderful museum of times gone bye. you have to be fit to get to it as a lot of climbing involved ot get to get to it.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

The scenery alone from the museum grounds are worth the trip - a beautiful lake, green pastures and snow capped mountains - somehow every Heidi story came back (I know wrong country)! The museum has two small floors of artefacts and great photos inside which tell the story of the culture of the region. Outside they have transported and rebuilt... More 

2 Thank Christine B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

being educated on holiday is not always fun, but as a country lad it was really interesting to see this side of Norway. We learnt a lot about the local culture and it was fascinating to see the buildings and how people lived.

Thank Alpine87
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

We dropped in as a random stop just to check it out. There wasn't much happening in town when we were there. It was a really pleasant surprise. The woman working was lovely. Very helpful. The displays are beautifully presented and arranged. There are guidebooks in a couple of languages for the main display. You don't NEED them, but they... More 

Thank Lex_McKenzie

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