– Ein del av Hardanger og Voss museum

– A part of Hardanger and Voss museum


The large hall at Agatunet


The oldest building at Agatunet is Lagmannsstova, which was built in around 1220 by the family of knight, member of the State Council and Gulating Court, Sigurd Brynjulvsson.
It was built as an administration building based on the European model, and it was used as a venue for entertainment and a court room. A chapel was built at the same time.

Today, Lagmannsstova is the only building of its kind in Norway, and one of the best preserved secular medieval buildings in the country.
It is Norway’s oldest known court room, and the oldest complete ruling we have, the letter known as Bleiediplomet, was pronounced in the Lagmannsstova court room in 1293.

The building has impressive timber walls and other beautiful details, tables dating from the Middle Ages, unusual stone cellars and 800 years of history.

Join a guided tour of Lagmannsstova and see this unique building and learn about its exciting history!