The Atnbrufossen waterfall is situated where the river Atna flows out from the lake Atnsjøen. The Atnbrufossen Vannbruksmuseum (water-powered sawmill museum) is run by the society, Atnbrufossen vannbruksmuseums forening, which has restored the timber floating facilities, sawmill and hydropower station. Vannbruksmuseet represents the old building style with wood, while Fossehuset (the waterfall house) focuses on the modern use of wood as a building material.
The museum comprises a turbine house, sawmill, sauna, grain drying house, timber floating facility, smithy and a small hydropower station. The sawmill at Atnbrua was modernised in 1914, but its traditions date right back to the 18th century.
Fossehuset is located adjacent to Vannbruksmuseet and is well worth visiting.
Opening hours 2018
In the summer season, Fossehuset is open June 30 – August 12, 12 noon-3 pm and by appointment. ”Fossedagene” are arranged the first weekend in September, and this year Fossehuset is open September 1-3.
For more information about art exhibition and other arrangements, please look at www.sollia.net
© Photo: J. Wæhler/Statens Vegvesen