The museum is situated in Sandane. Here you´ll learn about the local history of the region, with emphasis on the role of hydropower and traditional Norwegian cargoships ("jekt").

The open-air museum features old building and stories about life in Nordfjord from the 1600s onwards. Several of the houses are furnished in the style of the different epochs.

On the outskirt of Sanane, near the fjord, you´ll find Holvikejekta, and old marine vessel built in 1881. The 20m long boat is the last remaining preserved example of the cargoships that tranpsorted goods between Nordfjord and Bergen. There is also a gift shop and a café at the museum. 

A guided toiur of the open-air museum is available all summer at 13:00 and is included in the price of your ticket.
Group tours can be arranged by appointment. 


Plan your visit:


Gota 16
6823 Sandane
Tlf: +47 57 88 45 40

Opening hours:

02.06 - 28.06      Tuesday - Friday 10.00-15.00
29.06 - 31.08 Every day   10.00-17.00
01.09 - 31.12 Monday - Friday 10.00-15.00


Adults NOK 100,-
Children 0-6 years Free
Children 7-18 years NOK 50,-


NOK 100,-

* Must be reserved in advance. Min. price is NOK 1.000,-. 

Please visit their webpage for more information.