– Ein del av Hardanger og Voss museum

– A part of Hardanger and Voss museum

Nesheimtunet farm cluster

An old chieftain’s residence

Nesheimstunet farm cluster can be found in a beautiful location on the northern side of Lønavatnet lake, 16 kilometres from Vossevangen, with exit from the E16 road by Tvinde.

There has only ever been one farm here, and it has not been divided up like most farms in Voss. It may have been a chieftain’s residence during the Viking Age. The cluster comprises a firewood shed, a smokehouse/open hearth house and dwelling house in a row. These three buildings represent a distinctive piece of building history. All three buildings have been used as dwelling houses, and their function subsequently changed as new buildings were built. There is both an open fireplace and a røykomn (a chimney-less fireplace) in the smokehouse; now the only one of its kind in Voss. There is also a loft, barn and stable.

People lived in the newest house until 1948. Voss Folk Museum took over the farm cluster in 1970. There are no set opening times, but the outdoor area is open to the public. If you want to look inside the houses, get in touch with us!