Industriarbeidarmuseet og Åbøbyen

Experience industrial history in Sauda

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of May
Wednesday 13th and 27th, Saturday 30th of June
Wednesday 11th, Saturday 14th of July
Wednesday 8th, Saturday 11th of August
Wednesday 22nd, Saturday 25th of August
Saturday 8.th of September
Guided tours for groups on enquiry

There will be free admission during opening hours
Guiding NOK 60 pp.

Håkonsgaten 51-53, 4200 Sauda

Tlf (+47) 52 79 29 50, post@ryfylkemuseet.no



Åbøbyen is one of the best-preserved housing areas for industrial workers and clerical staff we still have from the development of energy-intensive industry in this country.

The town site, or the Americans’ Town as it also has been called, includes fine examples of Neo-classicist architecture from the 1920s as well as functionalist and post-war architecture.

The residential districts at the Sauda smelting plant have obviously been divided by social class with the workers’ houses closest to the factory, the clerical staff’s houses farther away and the director’s villa farthest from the factory and highest up on the hill.

The harmony of the town setting, its variations, details and high architectural qualities make it an especially good place for a leisurely walk.

INDUSTRIARBEIDARMUSEET – The industrial workers museum

Ryfylkemuseet has established an industrial workers’ museum in the four-family house at Haakonsgate 51-53. One ground-floor apartment is furnished in 1920s-style as when the house was newly built, while the furnishings of a second-floor apartment date to the 1960s. The other ground-floor apartment houses an exhibition on Sauda’s industrial history focusing on the workers at the Sauda smelting plant.
We are working on a new exhibition opening in 2019 at the ground floor. In 2018 you will meet our curator Ellen Bjerkan during opening hours at the museum. You are welcome to watch our exhibition in progress and voice your opinion.


Industriarbeidarmuseet lies a short walk from Sauda’s business district. Walk toward Sauda stadium and then on Håkonsgata. The museum lies to the right a short distance up this street (address: Håkonsgata 51-53).


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