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Setesdalsmuseet

Rysstad, 4748, Norway
+47 37 93 63 03
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Closed even though hours & sign indicated Open :(

We really wanted to go, but we visited the area during late-May and although the sign and website... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Oliver578
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Chicago, Illinois
I liked it a lot!

I never think that I can see some old houses like that. They made out of wood, even stairs! Nice... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
180vadymm
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Bergen, Norway
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The Setesdal Museum at Rysstad - a journey through the culture, history and traditions of Setesdal. The museum features a small souvenir shop and offer light snacks. “What we used to wear in Rabyggjelaget” - the museum’s most recent exhibition. Rabyggjelaget is the old name of Aust-Agder’s inner and western villages. Although the exhibition provides snapshots of everyday life, main emphasis is on special occasions such as christenings, confirmations and weddings. Mannequin tableaux, with supplementary information and an abundance of pictures, help bring the past back to life. Do not miss the film “A different Setesdal”, which shows that the locals were not only concerned with the past. Never had the Setesdal people been as influential in public life as in the decades leading up to and after the year 1900. “Hydropower Development in Setesdal”focuses on more recent history. Above anything else, it is hydropower development that has provided the basis for progress in the valley over the past century. For better or worse, the valley depends on the use of natural resources to provide the wider society with electricity. The environment has suffered, but people have been given work and income opportunities they otherwise would have been without. The Summer 2011 Exhibition will present the works of the pictorial artist Hans-Georg Kohler. In his last exhibition, at the Gallery Semmingsen in Oslo, he received excellent reviews for his works, in which he honours the victims of the Afghan war. Suffering in war is one of the reasons for the artist family Kohler’s migration from Germany to Setesdal almost 40 years ago. The exhibition is also retrospective and has a local connection, as it portrays previous and new works by Hans-Georg Kohler, his father Hans Kohler and his mother Heide Weiss Kohler, as well as other family members.
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10 Jun 2016
“Closed even though hours & sign indicated Open :(”
30 Jul 2015
“I liked it a lot!”
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Rysstad, 4748, Norway
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+47 37 93 63 03
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We really wanted to go, but we visited the area during late-May and although the sign and website said the museum would be open, the doors were locked and no one was around. Perhaps the website and signs need updating because the hours have changed?...More

Thank Oliver578
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I never think that I can see some old houses like that. They made out of wood, even stairs! Nice area with a little parking spot and absolutely stunning view. Whoever doesn't like the history can go there just for the view, you won't regret....More

Thank 180vadymm
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