Open air museum reopened with new life - 100 years after establishment at Marienlyst.
For a number of years, the museum has focused on strengthening the offer at Marienlyst. We want to create new life at Hallingtunet so that more people can experience a well-preserved open-air museum and the cultural heritage associated with this. Hallingtunet consists of five half-timbered buildings that were the museum's first open-air museum and were established as early as the 1920s, just after Drammens Museum had moved its operations to Marienlyst farm in 1910-11.
In recent years, buildings have been restored. We have researched the use of symbols in folk art in fully decorated living rooms and on utensils. We have researched the horse and its complex function in the farming community both as a useful animal and as a stuffed animal. We have established flower meadows and hay meadows. We want to create a pleasant and rewarding place to be.
Hallingtunet is accessible to the public with open living rooms and permanent exhibitions that convey the old agricultural society, in addition to new dissemination programs for adults about the agricultural society's building customs, the buildings' various functions on the farm, the villages' decorative painting, work tasks on the farm and objects that were used on a daily basis and as a decoration in life on the farm.
We welcome everyone.
Open spaces: Torpostua and farmhouse in Ruelofte (view through the doorway). Exhibition on the 2nd floor Rueloftet: The cycle of the year and life in the old farming community. Exhibition in Villandstallen: Everyday horse and holiday horse.
In the spring of 2020, we got a collaboration with Jasmin Women's Network, Women's Resource Center who wanted a meaningful activity once a week. The idea of a separate herb bed that they could plan and care for together was a strong wish from the women and we managed to get it in place in June 2020.