– Ein del av Hardanger og Voss museum

– A part of Hardanger and Voss museum

Building preservation
and restoration

A preserved cultural monument

Agatunet is a preserved cultural monument.

The part of the farm cluster Hardanger and Voss Museum runs comprises around 30 buildings that all require maintenance and restoration.

Keeping and maintaining the buildings in good condition and thus preserving them for coming generations involves a great deal of work. Thanks to funding from the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Vestland Regional Authority, among others, and a great deal of work, we have achieved a lot. In recent years, we have restored all the massive slate tile roofs – the barn roofs, the roof and cellar walls of Lagmannsstova and several smaller ones, installed a sprinkler system in most of the farm cluster, and repainted many of the buildings.

The work at Agatunet is always done in accordance with the principle of procedural restoration, whereby efforts are made to perform the work in the same way and with the same materials as when the buildings were built. Careful consideration must be given to how much needs to be replaced and how much of the original materials should be left. We have established a good collaboration with the local building contractor Haakon Kvestad AS.


In Agatunet, we try to always involve others in the restoration work, and frequently arrange courses in connection with our restoration prosjects. The aim is to transfer as much old knowledge as possible into new hands, and include interested craftspeople in our methods.
Information about the courses available at all times can be found here, or in the program section.