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At «Vitengarden» you should be able to fill your day with interesting things to see and do. Visitors will be invited to be active and explore science and history in new and exciting ways. Where does our food come from? And how far do you have to cycle to burn it off? What is energy? How much horsepower does a person produce? Find feed for the cows and by the way – how many stomachs does a cow have? Join «Fritjof» on a journey through a cow’s intestines! Do bees know mathematics? What do you know about chickens? Can you build a «Jær-style» house? Or do you dare enter the bog – and hunt for all the stories hidden there?

Our task as a museum is to document and inform about the modern history of the region and as a science centre, we shall stimulate interest for natural science and mathematics. In the science centre exhibitions we try to combine these tasks.

The collection room contains exhibits of traditional artefacts.

Technology and landscape – is about changes in the landscape of Jæren. You can go inside a bog or try the technology that was used to cultivate the land in Jæren. Read more here.

Building traditions – is about the style of house that was part of the landscape. Among other things, you can build a «Jær» house here.

«But we have to eat…» – is about where the food we eat comes from. You can find out how the food we eat is produced, why you must eat and also learn about farm animals, plus much more.

The collection room: The collection room contains authentic examples of the equipment the people of Jæren used to make food, as well as common household objects from the region dating from between 1800 and 1950. Old tractors and locally produced agricultural machinery, such as harvesters from Serigstad, ploughs from Raugstad, Kverneland, Kyllingstad and Underhaug are also included here. The world’s first painting robot, the TRALLFA robot, Ole, dating from 1969, is exhibited here.

Under Handverk («Crafts») you will find textile crafts, cobbler, blacksmith and carpenter. The Food Exhibition contains equipment from 1840, 1910 and 1950.