In the old agricultural household, working hours and break time intermingled. In the cities, working days remained long for most people. Norwegian didn’t have much leisure time until the introduction of the 8.5-hour workday in 1918.
Leisure time is time not spent on paid or unpaid work, sleep or personal care. It can be spent engaging in other activities. These may include outdoor life, cultural events, hobbies, media use, gardening, sports, and socialising with friends and family.
Through objects and photos, we wish to highlight the diverse range of leisure activities that have been, and still remain, important parts of our daily lives. This is the story of how our leisure time has evolved through 130 years.
The exhibition was produced by Nordfjord Museum of Cultural History in 2021, and facilitated by Sunnfjord Museum.
Topphoto: Fylkesarkivet i Vestland