"Sleggveien" (slag street)


The houses along "Sleggveien" give us an idea of the mining town’s social history. In the five houses at the upper part of the street lived manual workers, Gypsies, day-labourers and unmarried people without families and no farms or animals to live off. Many of the women earned a living as domestic servants in the houses of those who were better off. Among the craftsmen living in the street were a cobbler, a clock and watch repairman and engraver and several musicians. One of the houses was occupied until 1950.

During the summer months some of the houses are open to the public, do pay them a visit and for more information please contact the museum guides who work there. Opening times can be found in the menu to the left.