Osterøy museum is a folk museum beautifully located at Gjerstad in Osterøy municipality, about 30 minutes from Bergen. The museum buildings and collections inform visitors about building traditions and way of life in the villages north of Bergen. In the main building you can see exhibitions on themes related to fjord culture; local crafts, small industry, textiles or art exhibitions featuring local artists. We currently have a particular focus on preserving knowledge about old craft traditions, and have great expertise in oppstadgogn (warp-weighted loom). Comprehensive local history archive. We serve the local specialty stompekake on Sundays during the summer season.
The Warp-Weighted Loom - A new interdisciplinary book about the North Atlantic Cultural Heritage, represented by the Warp-Weighted Loom.