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...continued from page 34Web: www.maihaugen.no 180 houses from Norway, including a 13th century stave church. One of Europe›s largest open air museums presenting Norwegian way of life through the centuries. A living museum with lots of activities in summer. Eventful Christmas market every year. Special tour operator rates or events. Open all year.Norsk Folkemuseum(The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) N-0287 Oslo Tel Groups: +47 22 12 37 27 Tel General: + 41 22 12 37 00 E-m: booking@ norskfolkemuseum.noWeb: www.norskfolkemuseum.no Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around Norway, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present. Over 150 buildings represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classesPolandKaszubian Park of EthnographyWdzydze Kiszewskie Tel./fax: 0048 58 686-11-30 E-mail: muzeum@muzeum- wdzydze.gda.pl. The oldest open-air museum in Poland presents the culture and folklore of Kaszuby. It consists of 30 wooden folk exhibits, dating back to the 17-19th centuries, fully equipped - cottages with arcades, a Dutch mill and an absolutely unique little church from 1700.RomaniaVillage Museum(Muzeul Satului) Bucharest Tel: +40 (21) 317.91.03 Email: contact@muzeul-satului. roClaims to be the largest in Europe, covers some 30 acres on the shores of Lake Herastrau in Herestrau Park. It features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture. It hosts special events witness folk artisans demonstrating traditional skills in weaving, pottery and other crafts.SlovakiaThe Open-air MuseumThe Museum of Folk Architecture 086 31 Bardejovské Kúpele Tel:421 918 596 432 Email: info@vlkolinec.skWeb: www.muzeumbardejov.sk On an area of 1.5 hectares, arranged like a park and garden, there are 24 exhibited buildings from the 19th and 20th C, which present the folk culture andthe construction of two ethnic groups, Slovaks and Rusyns, living in the regions of Upper Šariš and Northern Zemplín.SloveniaOpen Air Museum Rogatec3252 Rogatec Tel: ++386 3 818 62 00, E-m: muzej.rogatec@siol.net Web: www.rogatec.net/muzej. asp Largest open-air museum in Slovenia.The museum preserves the folk architectural heritage and cultural tradition of the Obsotelje region between the 18th and 20th centuries. Presents domestic arts and crafts, traditions, and customs every Friday and Saturday (16:00 to 18:00)SwedenThe Skansen FoundationSE-115 93 Stockholm Tel:+ 46 8 442 80 00 Booking line: + 46 8 442 82 70 Email bokning@skansen.se Web: www.skansen.se The Town Quarter of Skansen show what a Swedish town looked like in the mid-19th century. Most of the houses come from Stockholm. Here visitors will find workshops and dwellings side by side, with a historical interpreter of different crafts and occupations represented.SwitzerlandSwiss Open-Air Museum BallenbergBrienz - Interlaken CH-3858 Hofstetten Tel:+41 33 952 10 30 Infoline: +41 33 952 10 40 E-m: info@ballenberg.ch Web: www.ballenberg.chOpen-Air Museum BallenbergWith almost 100 original century old buildings from all over Switzerland, “historic” gardens and fields, demonstrations of typical crafts, special events and 250 native farmyard animals. Farmhouses, humble workers’ quarters, alpine huts and stalls, barns, store-houses, washhouses and drying ovens provide architectural and socio-historical testimony to the everyday life and rural culture of the past.UK/Ireland EnglandBEAMISHNorth of England Open Air Museum County Durham DH9 0RG Tel: +44 (0)191 370 4000E-m: museum@beamish.org.uk Web: www.beamish.org.uk Within the 300 acre site find Pockerley Old Hall, The Town, Rowley Station, The Fairground, Home Farm and The Pit Village. The story of Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian living. See how life in North East England changed over 100 years, from a Georgian Agricultural lifestyle to the Industrial Revolution.AmberleyWest Sussex BN18 9LT Tel: ++44 (0)1798 831370 Email:: office@ amberleymuseum.co.uk 36 acres of crafts, vintage transport, exhibitions. The open air museum site dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east. The Museum contains transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection and the village garage, to industry-based collections. The Museum is also home to resident crafts people, who work to traditional methods.Black Country Living MuseumDudley West MidlandsDY1 4SQ Tel:+44 (0)121 557 9643 E-m: info@bclm.com. Web: www.bclm.co.uk The Museum preserves a section of the Black Country’s industrial landscape, including two mine shafts, limekilns and a canal arm. It has relocated buildings into this canal side village, from across the region. Each house, shop and workshop has been filled with collections, from the 1800s to 1940s. 80,000 items to discover.IrelandUlster American Folk ParkOmagh, Co Tyrone BT78 5QU, Northern IrelandTel: +44 (0) 28 8224 3292 Web: www.nmni.comStreet dancing Ulster American Folk ParkThe story of Irish emigration. Follow the emigrant trail from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Costumed characters, traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.ScotlandAuchindrain Township - Open Air Museumby Inveraray , Argyll PA32 8XN Tel: 01499 500235 E-m: info@auchindrain.org.uk Web: www.auchindrainmuseum. org.ukThe restored old township of that name, with related domestic and working life collections. A visitor centre offers an introductory exhibition about west highland life. The township is presentedas it would have been around the turn of the last century offering visitors a view of the lives of the west highlander in a past age.WalesSt Fagan’s National History MuseumCardiff CF5 6XB Tel : +44(029) 2057 3500 Web: www.museumwales.ac.uk Over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland, among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen’s Institute. Craftsmen still demonstrate their traditional skills. Native breeds of livestock can be seen in the fields and farmyards.Meet the People of Norway!Open-Air Museum, exhibits and people show Norwegian life, history and traditions. Stave church from 1200 AD. Sami culture. Folk dance and music. Crafts and activities.Contact us for special touroperator rates: booking@norskfolkemuseum.nowww.norskfolkemuseum.no	O S L O	N O RWAYYou can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.uk35Open Air Museums


































































































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