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We all come from the countryside

Harvesting nature’s bounty was for generations the only way of making a decent living here in the county of Hordaland. Living off the sea and the land, often combined with producing handicrafts, was the way to make ends meet. Bergen was the commercial centre for the surrounding countryside, and was the destination for surplus produce and workers. With its collections of traditional houses, boats, tools and textiles, the Horda Museum gives visitors an insight into the unique way of life of the people of rural Hordaland. The museum has an open air section consisting of 30 buildings. The rich archaeological finds in the museum grounds are evidence that people have lived here for 10,000 years. The Norwegian Road Museum’s exhibition at the Horda Museum includes machinery and equipment used for the construction and maintenance of the county’s roads.


In the Fanafjellet hills there are 9 farm buildings, that each have something to tell us about summer farming in the mountains. The summer farm museum is situated in a beautiful area that is very popular with walkers.

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	Foto: Regin Hjertholm

Foto: Regin Hjertholm


Telephone:47 97 95 80
Address:Hordnesvegen 24
5244 Fana
Fax: 55 11 29 01

Opening hours

Guided tours in the open air museum in June, July and August. Guiding every hour while museum is open.

The Horda museum is closed at Christmas from 20.12.14-04.01.16, 20. - 28 March, 1., 5., 16 & 17. May.

Entrance fee 2016:

Adults NOK 80

Students NOK 40

Children free admittance

Half price when visiting other Bergen City Museum arenas.

Separate prices at events.

Café: Large groups are requested to order in advance.

Museum shop.

Take the Bergen Light Rail from the city center to Lagunen, and bus no. 60, 61, 62 from Lagunen to Hordamuseet/Stend. Alternatively express bus from the city center to Lagunen and change bus there.