Art and museums
Bud Coastal Museum and Ergan Coastal Fort
Bud Coastal Museum contains the Ergan Coastal fort - a German built WW2 coastal fort, which today is a war memorial museum, and the Coastal Culture Centre, which is an exhibition about the cultural history, marine biology and maritime archaeology from Bud and the region.
Espevær at Bømlo
Espevær er eit eineståande lite øysamfunn ute i havet, vest for Bømlo. Husa ligg tett i tett inne i sundet, i le for havråk og vinder. Tidlegare var Espevær det største fiskeværet i Bømlo, med opptil 30.000 fiskarar under storsildfisket i 1850-åra. Espevær byr på mange attraksjonar! Hummarparken vart bygd i 1887 og vart restaurert i 1994. Den er eit unikt kulturminne. Hummarparken er landets største og er i dag museum og akvarium. Ein kan få guida omvising og flåtetur i hallen med frittgåande hummar om sommaren. Baadehuset gjev eit innblikk i den tida då Espevær var ein viktig del av sildefisket. Huset vart bygd i 1850 på gamle steinmurar frå 1690, og er i dag museum. Det er og butikk og kafé om sommaren. Espevær er kjent for «Ufo-ringen», som vart oppdaga i 1975 og som framleis er like tydeleg. Turistar kan gå tur på Espevær og sjå på "Ufo - ringen". På Espevær kan du også reise med kabelferje. Kabelferja er konstruert ved Mæhles mekaniske verkstad på Baadeholmen. I 1978 vart ferja sett i drift over det 45 meter breie sundet mellom Baadeholmen og Garvika. Kabelferja har myntautomat og kostar 20 kr pr veg, og turen tek omlag to minutt. Ferga kan nyttast heile døgnet, og det er plass til fire personar ombord. Om sommaren har restauranten Gamleposten 5444 ope - ein serveringsstad med kortreiste smakar og gode historiar. Les meir om Espevær på www.visitespevaer.com
Fjord Ranger Base Camp Programme
A new and customised outdoor activity programme for interactive learning, exploration, and teamwork. Are you curious about the fjord landscape and the people who live here? Join our Fjord Ranger on a journey through time. See how the glaciers and rivers have shaped the landscape. Learn more about the diversity of the flora and fauna in the World Heritage site, as well as the fragile biological interactions. Through teamwork and simple activities, you will set up your own small fjord farm building. This will give you a valuable insight into how people have survived in this beautiful, but untamed fjord landscape. Duration: 1–2 hours No. of participants: Minimum 4, maximum 15 Available: Daily (remember to book at least one day in advance) Location: Outside the World Heritage Visitor Centre / Norwegian Fjord Centre. Dress for the current weather. Includes: Guiding and hands-on learning activities with a Fjord Ranger. A Fjord Ranger badge. Free entrance to the World Heritage Visitor Centre. Free Wi-Fi Group bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org Information: +47 70 26 38 10
Jæren Recreation Council is responsible for the organisation and running of Kvassheim Recreation Lighthouse. The former machine house has been renovated and is today used as a café. Surrounded by majestic views of the ocean, you can bring your own lunch or buy homebaked treats, coffee, fizzy drinks and ice-cream from the café. Different exhibitions in the lighthouse today From the café there is a direct connection to the converted and restored lighthouse keeper's cottage. On the first floor, there is an exhibition about historic rescue operations along the coast of Jæren. The second floor features a major exhibition on the wetlands in the area. 23 protected wetlands that have international protection status (RAMSAR) are presented in images, text and film. Here is also a telescope, nature quiz, drawing for children and a nature photo gallery. See also the historical exhibition From Ice Age to the Present. Free admission In the lighthouse garden, there is an exhibition about the sinking of the Russian navy vessel "Ingermanland" in 1842. Free admission to the exhibitions.
Gallery 34 and museum
Gunhild Bjelland presents her own paintings in the gallery. The museum tells us the story of how the herring fisheries influenced the local society. You kan study small copies of old boats made by Ragnar Kristiansen, a local joiner. The history is visualized through old photoes, literature and equipments. Guiding: groups by appointment (4-30 people).
Art Gallery N. Bergslien
In connection with the Vøringfoss Hotel, Eidfjord has built a superb gallery to house the unique collection of Bergslien paintings. Here is also an opportunity to enjoy art from different artists. Opening hours and exhibition program available from the Tourist Information or Eidfjord Kommune.
Old Kvernes Rural Museum
Old Kvernes Rural museum consists of 11 old buildings with a large and varied collection, from different time periods. The mail yard by the museum form a marine environment like it was in the 18th and 19th century. Own marine section with fishermen's cabins and several boat houses represents the marine culture and the fisherman's life and work. Old boats are well preserved. The museum also has an own archaelogical section with finds from the "Fosna Culture" (Mesolithic), from excavations by the area around Bremsneshatten. The museum organize several events during the year, where local food traditions, craft, activities and the likes are important themes. An example is the Olsok ("St. Olav's Wake") fair during the last weekend of July, filled with activities. Saltfeskbaill - a local fish speciality - is also for sale during this weekend. The museum is open every day except Mondays during the summer season.
Hans Edward Hammonds "Folding a square"
The exhibition "Folding a Square" by Hans Edward Hammonds, is an installation of colored and sewn textiles, wood and concrete sculptures and various objects. With various spatial touches, Hammonds creates a situation that encourages the audience to interact physically with the materials in the exhibition. The installation consists of completely new colored textile works that can be configured on and around a series of wooden sculptures, or put on as a garment or object around our bodies.
Haugland old school – Uskedalen
Haugland old school – Uskedalen. School museum for Kvinnherad. This school museum is situated 5 km from the centre of Uskedalen. The school, dating from 1893, features original contents and objects. Guided tours by arrangement with the Culture Dept. Call (+47) 53 48 31 00 or (+47) 53 48 42 80
The Arctic Museum Aarvak
Welcome to Ishavsmuseet at Brandal Here you will find local and national sealing history and polar history throughout the last 100 years. Ishavsmuseet Ishavsmuseet specializes in polar history, mainly focused on Norwegian sealing and winter hunting, the Arctic sea, the courageous crew, ships that went down and sometimes large lutes. The men, who earned their living from the sealing and winter hunting, surrounded by snow and cold weather, lived in merciless nature. Here, at the Arctic museum, the story is told – And you can see and read about the one of the most dangerous professions, that sometimes could be result of a prominent earning. Join us, on a journey through the ages, through our three-storeyed exhibitions, and the house of Aarvak. Embark the wooden seal hunting vessel was built in 1912. It is the oldest preserved wooden ship custom built for sealing. The Arctic museum carries on the rich traditions that were so important for the people, the coastline and the country. Ships of wood, crew made of iron! Sealing was committed from several places in the northern Norway. The people located in Sunnmøre, started sealing in 1898. They introduced bigger and stronger vessel, which laid the foundation for modern sealing in Norway. The good years were prominent, especially around World War 1, with an increasing demand after seal and whale products. There were endowed 203 vessels for sealing in 1919. It was a dangerous occupation. The ships that went down, were many; two of three vessels went down. In 1928 eleven vessels went down during twenty-four hours in the White Sea. In the years 1924 – 1939, 115 Norwegian hunting vessels went down. In 1917, seven vessels and a total of 84 crew members disappeared without a trace, and in 1952, five ships, and a total of 79 men went missing. The Arctic Ship «Aarvak» «Aarvak» was built in Bergen in 1912, one of the first custom made vessels for sealing. Today, this is the only vessel preserved from this era. «Aarvak» was in continuous service from 1912 until its last sealing trip, which was in 1981. Ishavsmuseet Aarvak (The Arctic Museum) took over the responsibility for the vessel the same year, and it soon became the foundation of the museum. «Arvaak» was set ashore in 1998, at the museum. It was built a protection building of the vessel which was completed in 2009. Welcome to explore the vessel «Aarvak»!
Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre
Jostedalsbreen National Park visitor centre is situated north of mainland Europe’s largest glacier. The visitor centre is placed in the middle of the Norwegian fjord landscape, closely entwined by lush valleys and steep mountains. At the visitor centre you can learn more about the natural values, cultural heritage and history of the people living near the national park.
Jølstra Museum is a private own museum with up to 400 year old houses, several thousand historical usage and ornaments, an art gallery and a fishing center. The museum is located in Vassenden, only 20 km from Forde. We arrange concerts, weddings and other gatherings. Fishermen gather here looking for trout in rivers and lakes. You can buy photos from famous Sunnfjord - painters like Ludvig Eikaas and Oddvar Torsheim, as well as other national artists. We rent out rooms for meetings, parties and other events. On request we can also arrange events on request, we serve and entertain the guests as they wish.
The Clothing Factory Museum in Isfjorden
Garment factory that was in operation from 1938 to 1982 and shows an authentic factory and residential environment from the 1960s. The museum provides a picture of the history of clothing in Romsdal, but will also provide knowledge about the history of the Norwegian clothing industry.
Kråksundet maritime museum
I Kråksundet på Aure, utenfor Kristiansund, er det lang tradisjon for ulike former for kystfiske. Her ble det også i sin tid drevet landnotfiske etter sild med faste kasteplasser. Den første "moderne" klippfiskproduksjonen i Norge startet her. Hollenderen Jappe Ippes fikk i 1691 kongens godkjenning og enerett til å starte med denne produksjonsmetoden.
Kulisteinen - a stone with a runic inscription
Kulisteinen is perhaps the most famous runic stone in Norway. A copy of Kulisteinen was erected in 1969, where the original stone is believed to have stood. Erecting stones as monuments is an ancient pre-Christian custom. Today, we can read on the stone: «Tore and Halvard erected this stone for Ulv… Twelve winters had Christianity been in Norway …» The stone is one of the earliest pieces of evidence of Christianity in Norway. It is also the first time that the name Norway is known to have been used on Norwegian soil. There are various theories about why Kulisteinen was erected, most likely in the 11th century.
Kystmuseet - Bakkasund - Coastal museum
A local museum built on local efforts to collect pictures, articles for daily use, letters etc. from the people living on Storekalsøy. The exhibition provides insight into the island's historical development. To arrange a visit at the museum, please contact Joker Bakkasund,
Play with clay at Egersund Fayancemuseum
Egersund Fayancemuseum conveys the history of Egersunds Fayancefabrik (1847-1979). The factory made a variety of products from clay, such as cups and vessels, vases, and ornaments. If you and your family want to make something out of clay, you can book the activity "Play with clay".
The museum is a memory of a dramatic day at the end of the war in Norway. A major allied air force, attacked a German fleet in Førdefjord, but was ambushed by the German fighters. The Allies lost ten aircrafts, the Germans lost five aircrafts and a total of 24 lives were lost. Memorials are set up both in Scotland and in Forde. Squadron and survivors still reminds the fallen and tells the story to help the history not to repeat itself. The attack went wrong and unnecessary many young lives were lost. The museum is a collection of objects from the wreck, models and a large collection of photographs from the event. The museum is also a dining establishment within the Norwegian Food producers. They offer good homemade food.
Mellemværftet - Historic Shipyard museum
Norway's only «living» shipbuilding museum – founded in 1856. The shipyard buildings are from 1872 and the residential houses from 1887. Museum and conservation centre for Møre og Romsdal. Many veteran craft are anchored/moored in the area. Mellemværftet – literally «the middle shipyard» - is situated in the heart of the city of Kristiansund. Mellemværftet, a section of the regional museum of Nordmøre, is a working museum where the curator wears overalls, a wood working and iron forging museum. It is at one and the same time a living museum from the age of working sail in the 19th century, a working center for the preservation and use of traditional vessels and, finally, a center for maritime culture of all kinds. In commercial operation from 1850 to 1978, the shipyard has been part of regional museum since 1984.
Måbødalen Agricultural Countryside Museum
Måbødalen Cultural Landscape Museum manages the cultural-historical environment in Måbødalen valley. With the old houses, stone fences, clearing piles, hayfields, irrigation systems, farming, paths, roads and bridges, the cultural landscape shows traces of the human activity in the valley.
Natural History Museum
We tell the story of the Norwegian fauna. Experience a great collection of stuffed animals from Norway and Svalbard inserted in a lifelike environment. We are looking forward to welcome you to our grand new exhibition, which shows the nature located by the the fjords in western Norway! The exhibition displays more than 200 animals and birds.
North Sea Traffic Museum, Telavåg - War Museum
On 30 April 1942, the little community Telavåg on the coast of Sotra was razed to the ground. The killing of a Norwegian agent and two Gestapo officers triggered the Telavåg tragedy, and you can learn about this dramatic World War II episode at the North Sea Traffic Museum.
Norwegian Olivine Centre (NOS)
Norsk Olivinsenter is a brand new information centre located close to "Valborgsamlinga" in Thue old scool. This centre can teach you lots about minerals like chrysolite and eclogite – and jewels like peridotite. The old mining industry in this local area has a lot of history to share with you. Looking for you own jewel? Follow the signs from Åheim sentrum to "Peridotplassen" – a picnic area where the gravel is mixed with chrysolite and eclogite. The area has one of the world's largest deposits of the mineral Olivine. The pure gemstone in Olivine is called Peridot, and is actually mentioned in the Bible under the Hebrew name of Pitdah. Archaeologists have found valuable peridots in Alexandria, Egypt. Some think that the "emeralds" worn by Cleopatra were actually a Peridot! The area is also rich in other minerals. In particular, the Garnet Peridotite deposit by Helgenhornsvatnet Lake has long fascinated geologists, who have found important traces of the early formation of the Earth's crust here.
Tour of the artist community Aggregat´s studio, interdisciplinary workshop and projectroom
A rare opportunity to get insight in the scenes of a professional artist community! Aggregat is an interdisciplinary shared workspace with 6 studio artists and 42 members who are all professional artists in their respective fields.
The Oppstad loom
The Oppstad loom is the oldest known loom. The weavers Berta Liarbø and Hilma Lønning have practised and developed an important aspect of the Norwegian cultural heritage. Weaving on the Oppstad loom is demonstrated at the Årskog museum. Contact Sunnhordland Museum or the cultural office of Fitar Municipality prior to your visit: +47 53 45 85 00
Illegal listening station for radio broadcasts fron London during World War II. Follow the signe to Høylandsbygd. Continue in the direction to Melkevik until you see the "Raionhola" sign. It is a 15-Miute walk from the road. When you are in Høylandsbygd, drop by and take a look at the paintings on the walls of the industrihallen building. The paintings tell the store of the history of shipbuilding in the area.
Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè
Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè is a modern summerfarm where we keep our goats in the summer. We also have sheep and horses.The goats give milk to the traditional white and brown goatcheese we make at the summerfarm. Here you can meet the goats, we can show you around at the summerfarm and tell you about the traditional cheesemaking and the daily living at the summerfarm. At our outdoor Cafè we serve a taste of the cheese we make, coffee/tea and organic applejuice from the farm. We also serve prebooked lunch. Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè is open from 1.july – 30.august The hike from Skjerdal to Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè takes about 30 minutes and is suitable for all ages. But, the last hill is fairly steap and very hard for bad knees. Parking in Skjerdal The farm Skjerdal is at the end of the road 242 and here you can park your car at the visitorparking by the side of the road. Hiking in Skjerdal The hike from Skjerdal to Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafè is about 1,6 km ( ca 30 min) but you can also continue up in the valley to «Fjellstølen» or the top of the mountains Skulenosi, Leimsnosi or Blåskavlen. Other alternativs: 1. Book a guided tour to Skjerdal with Fjordsafari in Flåm and get a whole day experience of the fjord and the summerfarm, included lunch with ataste of all our cheeses. 2. Bicycle to Skjerdal ; ca 6 km from Aurland , park your bike in Skjerdal and then hike up to the summerfarm. 3. Kayak to Skjerdal Kai and hike all the way from the fjord up to Skjerdal Stølsysteri and Cafe, ca 1,5 hours.
Stavanger Street Art: "Dünkelziffer" by DotDotDot
"Dünkelziffer" is a stencil work by Norwegian street artist DOT DOT DOT, showing a monochrome businessperson figure hiding their face behind an office binder. DOT DOT DOT started his graffiti career in the late 90s, operating under various pseudonyms until he took up the moniker of DOT DOT DOT when transitioning into the stencil work he is best known for.
Stavanger Street Art: "In Bloom" by Alice Pasquini
Alice Pasquini is a street artist based in Rome, Italy. She is best known for her murals engaging with femininity and independent women that differ from the highly sexualized imagery commonly seen in advertising. This mural, created for the 2018 Nuart Festival, depicts a female figure turning away from the viewer while holding a bouquet of flowers. It is located in central Stavanger, on a wall at one of the city's main transport hubs — Stavanger Bus Terminal.
Stavanger Street Art: "Johanna & Broremann" av Ernest Zacharevic
As a classically trained painter, Lithuanian born Ernest Zacharevic takes a mixed-media approach to express himself on walls worldwide. The artist moves freely between illustration, stencil art, installations, and sculptureand describes himself as "a fine artist who prefers to work on the street." Zacharevic mural "Johanna & Broremann" mirrors a nearby sculpture by Svein Magnus Håvarstein. The original sculpture portrays a young girl holding hands with a young boy, depicting the characters from the popular regional stories about Johanna and Broremann.
Stavanger Street Art: "The Last Traveller" by NIMI
The female figure depicted was originally conceptualised after the artist came across a photograph of a Nepalese woman during an earthquake in the region. The artist questioned how quickly this seismic event disappeared from the media landscape and wanted to come up with something that would tell part of their story and serve as a reminder about nomadic people's struggles worldwide.
Stavanger Street Art: "Untitled" by David Choe and Swoon
Swoon is an American street artist best known for her intricate wheatpaste portraits. The artist achieves her signature style by carving wood or linoleum blocks, which are then printed by hand or by cutting through several layers of paper at once. Taking a frenetic approach to art-making, David Choe makes use of a chaotic and impactful style, mixing the figurative and illustrative with the cartoonish and erotic.
Stavanger Street Art: "Vi er alle like" by Carrie Reichardt
Working as a self-titled craftivist, British artist Carrie Reichardt blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, combining muralism with mosaics to create intricate, highly-politicised works of art. For the work "Vi er alle like", Norwegian for "we are all the same", Reichardt hosted a two-day workshop for youth during the 2017 Nuart Festival. The theme of the workshop was pride and coincided with Stavanger Gay Pride.
Stavanger Street art: "Self Portrait with Friends" by Choe
Choe has visited Nuart on several occasions, producing a wealth of works in a wide range of styles spread across the city. These cartoonish figures were painted quickly and impulsively on multiple columns linked to Stavanger's main shopping centre.
Stavanger Street art: "Untitled" by Logan Hicks
Logan Hicks is an American street artist best known for his photorealist stencil work. His murals explore the dynamics of the urban environment with its architectural structure and inherent geometry. Hicks' highly detailed style draws a line between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism — the symbiotic relationship that fuels the city. Gradually building up his image by spray painting over numerous large cardboard stencils, the artist arrives at his final composition. The mural was initially intended to stay up for less than a year but was saved by a grassroots campaign for its preservation. Details Title: Untitled Creator: Logan Hicks Date Created: September 2009 Location Created: Hospitalgata 11, 4013 Stavanger, Norway Type: Mural Rights: ©Nuart Festival, ©Erik Sæter Jørgensen Medium: Spray paint Art Genre: stencil Art Movement: street art Art Form: painting Support: wall Depicted Location: Arkaden Mall
Stavanger Street art: “Jævla Homo!” – The Pansy Project by Paul Harfleet
Paul Harfleet is a London based artist, writer and designer who has been planting pansies, a garden flower who shares its name with a homophobic slur, at sites of homophobic abuse for 15 years. For the 2019 edition of the Nuart Festival, Harfleet brought The Pansy Project to Stavanger, Norway.
Stavanger Street art: “Beaten!” – The Pansy Project by Paul Harfleet
Paul Harfleet is a London based artist, writer and designer who has been planting pansies, a garden flower who shares its name with a homophobic slur, at sites of homophobic abuse for 15 years. For the 2019 edition of the Nuart Festival, Harfleet brought The Pansy Project to Stavanger, Norway.
Storddøra "Gateway to Stord"
Furthest out on the breakwater jetty on the approach to Leirvik stands the sculpture "Storddøra" (gateway to Stord) by the artist Sissel Tolaas. The sculpture was erected with the assistance of the local business community. The sculpture is a 16-metre-high structure in stainless steel with 20 builtin propellers which rotate in the wind and sparkle in the sun. A park area (Onarheimsparken) has been created around the sculpture. It is a pleasant walk out to Storddøra from the centre of Leirvik.
Sunnmøre museum tells the story of the way of life in the old farming community. In the idyllic Borgund gable is a large collection of buildings from all over Sunnmøre. Here you get to know how people lived in the pre-modern Sunnmøre. In the boat hall we tell the story of boat development and traffic at sea from the Viking Age until the motorboats took over.
Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre
Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre is located at Arneageren, right in the heart of Stavanger city centre. Sølvberget is Rogaland's most visited cultural institution, with more than 1.6 million visitors each year; a natural place to stop for both adults and children when visiting Stavanger city centre.
Take the gondola to the top
Stranda Resort is definately not just a winter destination! Take the gondola to the top and enjoy the panoramic view from 1042 m.a.s.l., and you have a great starting point for hiking and cycling. The panoramic view over the fjordvillage of Stranda, the Storfjord and the UNESCO World Heritage Area is majestic. The gondola takes visitors from 400 m.a.s.l. up to the top station and the spectacular viewpoint at 1042 m.a.s.l. The surrounding area is perfect for mountain hiking as well as downhill and freeride cycling. Since the gondola opened in 2012, the area has become accessible for more visitors, regardless of age or physical shape. Young and old hiking enthusiasts will find a great variety of routes in the area with the gondola at Mt Strandafjell and Roaldshorn as a starting- or end point. You can choose from several different hikes, or just sit down and enjoy the view as well as the food from the Pavilion Roalden restaurant.
At Torpedoverkstedet, "The Torpedo workshop", there is an exhibition conveying stories from the second world war. The exhibition portrays the war with the help of local people. Their stories are connected with the rest of the world, and you'll learn about the local history from an international perspective.
Utstilling - HANS EDWARD HAMMONDS
The exhibition "Folding a Square" by Hans Edward Hammonds, is an installation of colored and sewn textiles, wood and concrete sculptures and various objects. With various spatial touches, Hammonds creates a situation that encourages the audience to interact physically with the materials in the exhibition.
Gallery at Årbakka trading station
During summer, Tysnes Kystlag has a permanent exhibition in the old smithy, "Smio". Here they also have a collection of diesel motors from different boats. In the building "Sjøbua" there is an art exhibition with new artists and art work every year. This year, 37 different artists will have an exhibition here.
Exhibition - The Runde treasure, bird mountain and "The Silver of the Sea"
The Runde Environmental Centre exhibition is open daily throughout the summer season, and at announced arrangments. Groups (min. 20 people) can book visits throughout the year. The bird exhibition: This part of the exhibition shows the interaction in nature, between birds, fish and ocean currents. The exhibition is tailored for Runde Environmental Centre visitors, and even includes a model of a bird cliff. In addition to representative bird cliff species, visitos will be able to see an otter, a seal and the prepared skeletton of a Risso`s dolphion which drifted ashore at Runde dureing the spring of 2013. The Runde treasure - Norway's largest coin discovery: For nearly 40 years, the historical culture material and a large part of the coins from the treasure discovery at Runde have been stored at the Bergen Sjøfartsmuseum (Maritime Museum). The 6th of January 2011, the treasure was transported back to Runde! The coins and other objects from the Runde treasure are important elements, in addition to a model of the ship Akerendam, built by Robert Pareliussen. The history: On the 19th of January 1725, the ship Akerendam set out from the island Texel in the Netherlands, accompanied by two sister ships. The cargo was 19 chests of gold and silver coins, and the target was Batavia. During a storm in the North Sea, the Akerendam is lost from the group and is wrecked at the northern peak of the island Runde. Akerendam belonged to the Dutch company Vereinigte Oostindische Compagnie, which was operating a large scale trade industry with the East. From the East, the boats returned with spices and other sought after goods sold all thoughout Europe. Akerendam was built in 1724 and was 145 feet long, with a crew of 200 men. In the morning on the 8th of March 1725, the inhabitants of the farm Goksøyr at Runde find wreck parts washed ashore the beach from the storm. Accidentally, an assembly is held nearby, and the county governor Erik Must gets the message of the discovery. He sends his representatives to Runde to investigate the area. The following days and weeks, both lost people and wreck parts were found in a large area. 19th of March, a public auction, following the laws and terms of the time, was held of the wreck goods, among others barrel sticks, canvas, iron bands and one or several 50-litre barrels of French wine. All the approximately 200 people on board the Akerendam lost their lives in the shipwreck. The treasure was discovered on the 6th of July 1972 by the three sports divers Bengt-Olof Gustafsson, Stefan Persson and Eystein Krohn-Dale. They found nearly 57 000 coins, whereof 6624 golden coins and the remaining in silver. The year after, the location was examined by Bergen Sjøfartsmuseum (Maritime Museum). More than 400 different coin types were found. The Silver of the Sea: Visitors will also be able to watch the spectacular documentary film The Silver of the Sea, which takes you on an exciting journey into the ocean right outside the centre, as well as up to the bird cliffs. This film fascinates viewers of all ages.
Valborgsamlinga - Museum
In Thue old school you will find the Valborg Collection, an exhibition of old local everyday used textils and equipments. Valborg Kroken was born in 1905 and started to collect old things from the farm were she lived. Most of the items are mainly connected to the life and work of women at a small local farm, and this distinguishes the exhibition from others. Most of the objects are from 1800 - 1900, the oldest item is a pewter dish from 1690. Today there are about 500 items in the collection.
The Veveriet was built to house weaving looms, that were driven by power from the river next to it. It is an important building in the town's textile heritage. Today the building is a cultural centre, housing the town's library, and culture facilities. It is also the local tourist information point.
The Vindafjord Museum - Haugalandmuseet
Vindafjordmuseet is located just northeast of Vikedal town center, in Vindafjord municipality. Here you can get an insight into the town's history and local traditions.The Museum focuses on local craft and business history, with special traditions related to shipbuilding.
Vitengarden (science farm)
Vitengarden is an exciting science centre and museum located at Nærbø and Jæren, one of the largest agicultural areas in Norway. Interactive exhibitions outdoor and indoor lets you discover topics such as agriculture, modern food production, energy, technology, science and nature. Here is also a museum farm with many different farm animals, and hay to jump and play in.
Årskog museum is an old, typical Western Norwegian farm left to the municipality of Fitjar by the brothers Lars and Olai Årskog in 1980. Up to this date, the farm had been in the ownership of the same family for about four centuries. Situated close to the sea, the farm comprises cultivated landscape containing stone piles from the clearing of the area, stone walls, farm yards and boat-houses, representing the hybrid of agriculture and fishing that the people of coastal Norway have traditionally relied on. Please contact the cultural department at Fitjar municipality by phone if you want to visit the museum! Telephone: +47 53 45 85 00
Surnadal Museum - on RV 670 between Surnadal and Kvanne, on the Åsen farm, 5 km from Skei in the direction of Kvanne ferry landing. Smoke house from Torvika. Dwelling house, croft, two storehouses on pillars, cookhouse, mithy, barn. Theme exhibition on arts and crafts. The farm was used to provide lodgings for military personnel, then it was a posting station from the 1600s to 1911, and finally a council-run retirement home 1911-73. A rock with carvings that are several thousand years old has been moved here from Surnadalsfjorden. The museum works closely with local organizations in connection with theme events.