Open-air museum at Seiersten
Friluftsmuseet (open-air museum) is child-friendly and surrounded by the pastoral beauty of Seiersten near Drøbak. With its farmyard, croft and country atmosphere, the open-air museum is a lovely place to visit. Annual events: Childrens’ Day, Olsok, Christmas events and more. Tours are available, as are exhibitions and presentations. Ask for a programme for meetings, courses and social experiences. The museum has its own shop. Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 15.00 all year round, as well as Sundays in the summer season at 12.00 – 16.00. Good parking facilities.
Kystkultursenteret (the coastal culture centre) is beautifully located in the middle of Son. The centre consists of a museum dock with old boats, exhibitions, a museum shop, a goldsmith and more. Jostushuset tells the story of a fisherman’s home in Son. The smithy has changing exhibitions about life in Son in the old days.
Open: 18/5 – 12/9 Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 16.00
Uranienborg – the home of Roald Amundsen.
The polar explorer lived here from 1908 – 1928.
His home has been kept just as it was when he left for his final expedition. In 2011, 100 years had passed since Amundsen and his men skied to the South Pole. A tour of the lovely Swiss chalet style villa offers an interesting look into his life. Opening hours: By appointment.
O.B. Hansen’s Trykkerisamling
Through a collaboration between the Drøbak Boating Organisation, Follo Museum and the family of O.B. Hansen, Trykkerisamling (the Print Collection) was established in the locale of the Boating Organisation’s Maritime Collection.
O.B. Hansen’s Boktrykkeri (Printing House) was a family business in the truest sense of the term, offering regular printing services, selling paper and producing the local newspaper, Akershus Amtstidende. Opening hours: May – September 11.00 – 19.00 every day. Tickets: Adults – kr. 20,- Children – Free.
The Oslofjord Museum
The Oslofjord Museum, which originated from the wooden ship collection built up by Follo Museum in the 1990s, is a creative new venture among Norwegian museums; a new and unique foray into educational experiences.
Riktig Restaurering Akershus (Proper Restoration)
The RRA have their headquarters in bright and functional rooms at Follo Museum. Here meetings are held and courses on proper restoration are run, in order to ensure the development of old artisan traditions.