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Gamle Hvam Museum, once the farmstead Store Hvam, overlooks Romerike's rolling landscape. The farm has existed here for more than 1000 years. The farmers of Hvam were for the most part affluent and influential, which is reflected in the venerable old buildings. The large farmstead, with its proud and stately courtyard tree, is an imposing sight. The buildings of the farm are grouped around two courtyards: the inner courtyard composed of the farmhouse dwellings, and the second outlying barnyard, where the animals and farming equipment were kept. This type of two-courtyard farm, with a variety of buildings, was common for the agricultural districts of Østlandet. Towards the end of the 19th century it was common to build the cowshed, the pig shed, the stalls and the barn under the same roof, and the traditional division of inner courtyard and barnyard disappeared. At Gamle Hvam Museum you can enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the farming methods, building traditions and agricultural society of the recent and more distant past. The cowshed and the barn today contains exhibits of different kinds, typical of the agricultural society of the past. During the summer months, children and adults can visit the animals, buy hand-made candy from a country store, and eat homemade waffles in the tiny café.
Store-Hvamsvegen 26 on Route 173, 6,5 km southwest of Årnes. Follow signs at exit.
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End of May-end of Aug: Tue-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm. Mon closed. Otherwise by prior arrangement. Office hours all year long: Mon-Fri 8am-3.30pm.
| Telephone:||66 93 66 38|
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| Homepage:||www.akershusmuseet.no/gamlehvam |
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