Heiberg Collections – Sogn Folk Museum

De Heibergske Samlinger - Sogn Folkemuseum

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.


Exhibits at the museum

Permanent exhibits for adults and children

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 open-air museum

Open air Museum

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. The most recent "antiquarian" building dates from 1989 and we have placed buildings from the 20th century in a separate area of the museum grounds.

Sogn Fjord Museum

Sogn Fjord Museum at Kaupanger

Sogn Fjordmuseum is a special branch of the Heiberg Collection, situated by the fjord, about 5 km from the museum’s main site.

This is a modern museum, opened in 1989. At a time without roads the fjord was the artery of transport and at all seasons people used the fjord for transport of goods and passengers and for fishing.

Sogn Fjordmuseum presents you with exhibits from this past:

Café and museum shop

The Cafè

 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!