A miner’s farm in the mining town – torn down and re-erected

Per Amundsagården was one of the first properties in Røros to be awarded protected status (1923). This did not stop it from being torn down in 1925 so that a petrol station could be built in its place. It was then sent to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, where it was stored for many years, before being returned to Røros and re-erected in its original site in 1969–1972.
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Bergmannsgata 30, Røros, 7374

Røros, Trøndelag

Owned by the National Trust of Norway since 1967.

A typical Røros farm from the late 18th century. Per Amundsagården in Bergmannsgata street is a farmhouse with outbuildings that illustrate the distinctive mining and farming community in Røros where miners supplemented their income by keeping animals. As it stands today, the property dates from the late 18th century, and it is one of the most intact farm properties in the mining town of Røros. The main building faces the street, and it has a front door next to a gate with rooms above it that leads to the courtyard. Along the alley Lasse Støpveta is a row of outhouses that contains the bake-house, stable and byre. The house changed owners over time, and thus also names – from Per Amundsagården to Amund Andersgården to Schwartsgården, Horstgården and others.

A well-equipped farm. The documents concerning the administration of the estate left by senior overseer Aarøe (head supervisor of the mines) on his death in 1733, describes a distinctive and well-equipped property with abundant household equipment. ‘Horstgården consists of a living room containing a table, a drop-leaf table and a cast-iron stove, a kitchen, two chambers, a large room over the living room containing a table and benches and a stove and a bed, a chamber with a bed and a small table, a storehouse, a servants’ hall, a stable with a loft, all valued and assessed to 320 rix-dollars.’ (

Information about letting: Per Amundsagården is let to members of the National Trust of Norway and contains a flat that sleeps up to five people. The main building has been restored and an original bedchamber furnished. There are two bedrooms that sleep a total of four people, and it is possible to make another bed in the downstairs living room. A bathroom with shower and toilet has been installed, in addition to a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. The rooms are furnished according to Røros tradition. Prices: NOK 3000, for a weekend (Friday-Sunday) and NOK 1500,- pr. day during the week (Monday - Thursday). To book: See contactinformation 

Things to do in the area. Røros is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Norway and is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Røros and the surrounding area offer a range of experiences based around its history as a mining town, and it also describes itself as a capital of local food. The Rørosmartnan festival and the historical musical theatre play Elden attract many visitors to the World Heritage site Røros. 

Sources: En reise gjennom norsk byggekunst, ed. Terje Forseth. National Trust of Norway/