laftehus, n. neuter /laːftə hʉːs/ Norwegian
a log building constructed by interlocking horizontally placed logs at their corners
an extremely koselig (or hygge if you are following the trends) house to learn something new in
a quaint building that houses the Norwegian Laft Hus Museum in Red Deer, Alberta
Welcome to the Norwegian Laft Hus
The Norwegian Laft Hus is a small museum operated by the Norwegian Laft Hus Society that is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the culture of Norwegian-Canadians. To aid in this mission the Laft Hus is home to many beautiful artifacts that showcase the art and craftsmanship celebrated in Norwegian crafts. Along with being the home of said artifacts, the Laft Hus runs a vibrant offering of public programming throughout the year that teaches the how-to behind many of the crafts, and food, showcased in our little museum. We don't just have classes! We have annual events that we invite the public to attend including our Annual Craft and Bake Sale, and our Annual Laft Hus Festival. And we can't forget the Butikk, our museum shop, where you can buy a little piece of Norway to take home with you. Learn more about the museum, and what it offers by browsing the rest of our new website!
Be sure to check out our Events and Public Programming page to help you plan your visit.
The Laft Hus runs art, cooking, and crafting classes throughout the year as well as special events! If you have always wanted to learn how to rosemal, to make lefse, to speak Norwegian, or maybe let out your inner viking check out our programming offerings!
Plan Your Visit
Our address is 4402-47 avenue Red Deer, Alberta. We are located in Heritage Square among historic buildings show casing Red Deer's past. This square is directly south of Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. The park that we are located in is fenced in, so if you pass through iron gates you know you are in the right place!
During our off-season feel free to contact the Laft Hus if you want to arrange to visit another day of the week.
Not open Mondays
Our suggested donation for visiting the Norwegian Laft Hus is $5 per visitor. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Street parking is available on 47 ave
A parking lot for all of the amenities of Rotary Recreation Park is accessible from 47a ave. If you use this parking lot, take the path between the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer Recreation Centre to find us!
There is additional parking just south of us, across the street from the Red Deer Curling centre, accessible from 43 st.
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