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Hallingtunet at Marienlyst is a village garden consisting of a living room from Ål, a storehouse from Ål, a stable from Villand, an attic room from Rue in Hol and a sauna from Hol. All the half-timbered buildings are from the 18th-19th centuries and moved to the museum. Bygdetunet was established as an open-air museum at Marienlyst in the 1920s and has now partially reopened to the public.

With a large grove of trees, fruit trees and encircling hedges and avenues, Hallingtunet appears as a pleasant oasis on Marienlyst, in the middle of the city.

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.

Exhibitions at Hallingtunet


For 5000 years the horse has been part of people's everyday life, and for 5000 it has also been part of their holiday celebrations.


The attic room at Drammens Museum once stood on the farm Rue in Hol in Hallingdal. In the attic, we have created a small exhibition about cyclical time.

Opening hours:
Summer open
From 22 June to 18 August
Monday to Sunday from 11.00 - 15.00

Open living rooms:

Torpostua and living room in Ruelofte (view through the doorway).
Exhibition on the 2nd floor of the Rueloft: The cycle of the year and life in the old farming community.

Exhibition in Villandstallen: Everyday horse and holiday horse.

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