About Dalane Folkemuseum

Dalane Folkemuseum is a regional museum for Dalane, the southernmost part of the county Rogaland, encompassing the municipalities Bjerkreim, Lund, Sokndal and Eigersund. The museum owns rich and extensive collections, and has facilities spread throughout all of Dalane. The main facility is located at Slettebø in Egersund. Egersund Fayancemuseum is located in downtown Egersund.

Dalane Folkemuseum was founded in 1910. For its first few years, the museum was located at Årstad in Egersund. In 1935, the museum relocated to Slettebø, 3 kilometres from Egersund’s city centre. The museum owns several buildings at this location.

The museum's core collection is displayed in district judge Feyer's old country estate at Slettebø, built in the 1850s. The gazebo in the museum garden is even older, built in the 1830s. During World War 2, the Slettebø area housed a large German military encampment. The museum's craftsmanship and agricultural exhibitions are located in buildings from that era.

The administration building

  • The building was designed by architect Odd Brochmann in 1952.
  • The building was the administration building of the former institution Bakkebø.
  • The museum acquired the administration building in 2000. Today it houses offices, a photo collection, a library, workshops, an archive, and item storage facilities.


List of employees at Dalane Folkemuseum.

Opening hours

The opening hours at Dalane Folkemuseum's facilities are extended during the summer season. The time span defining the summer season varies among the different facilities.


The museum's brochures are available in pdf-format. Select your preferred language.

We are here

Overview of the museum's manned facilities:

Contact us

Contact information for Dalane Folkemuseum and Egersund Fayancemuseum.


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Price overview

Prices for single entry, groups, and rental of conference rooms.

Museum Friends Association

In 1998, Dalane Folkemuseum went from being an organisation to becoming a foundation. This resulted in the establishment of the Museum Friends Association. Today, the association has about 300 members. They organise lectures, outings and social events.