Hemnes Bygdetun consists of a beautifully situated farm that can be just glimpsed from highway E6. The farm has a 500 year history, so its buildings and collections offer many insights into how our ancestors, both rich and poor, lived.

Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Lillebjerka Farm probably dates back to around 1550. The impressive main house was built in 1750. The parlour is beautifully decorated and can be visited by museum guests. A log house with an open hearth in the middle of the floor gives a strong impression of how poor people lived, and dates from the 1830s. This loghouse, the stately farmhouse, the storehouse (stabburet) and cookhouse contain many objects used on the farm, and others collected from nearby farms.

hemnes-bygdetun Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Other fascinating buildings in the area

The old bakehouse at Jamtjord in Leirskardalen, dating from 1620, is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Northern Norway. Typical of farmhouses at the time, it has living quarters at one end and a hearth at the other. When the new main house was built, the old building was used for baking and for repairing and making boats.

hemnes-bygdetun Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Ancient baking traditions are very much alive in Hemnes; every summer the traditional bread called kamkake is baked in the old hearth at Jamtjord.

About a 20-minute drive from the farm is the village of Hemnesberget. On request, you can visit other old buildings that are now part of Hemnes Museum. The workshop of Per the Smith also has an exhibition of old toys. Kirkebua is one of the houses that were once used to shelter church-goers from other villages. Down by the ferry quay is Ranheimbrygga, an old wharf building that now houses an exhibition on shipping and trade, with many maritime objects including old ship engines.

Open at events, on request and during the summer season.

Hemnes bygdetun is located on Bjerka in Hemnes municipality, approximately halfway between the towns of Mo i Rana and Mosjøen.

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Takk for at du hjelper oss med å ta vare på naturen og lokalsamfunnene på Helgeland.

Takk for at du:

  • Praktiserer sporløs ferdsel, og tar med avfall og toalettpapir tilbake til nærmeste søppeldunk.
  • Planlegger toalettbesøk, slik at du får gjort det du må der det ikke er til sjenanse for andre.
  • Respekterer det lokale dyrelivet, holder hunden i bånd og holder god avstand til både ville og tamme dyr og fugler.
  • Respekterer privat eiendom, og holder avstand til private hus og hytter.
  • Viser godt båt-vett, holder god avstand til land, lav fart nært andre på vannet, inkludert dyr og fugler, og unngår unødig kjøring som skaper forstyrrende motorstøy.
  • Respekterer ferdsels- og ilandstigningsforbudet i sjøfuglereservatene i hekketiden.
  • Følger fjellvettreglene, og planlegger turer etter evne og erfaring.
  • Leier en erfaren guide på turene der du selv ikke har kunnskapen eller erfaringen som trengs for en trygg tur.
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