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Welcome to the Coastal Museum

The Coastal Museum is part of the foundation "Musea i Sogn og Fjordane". The museum is based in Florø with three modern museum buildings in an 18 acre public area. It lies in a varied landscape of coastal areas connected with paths and bridges. The paths through the area constitute an open-air museum  with buildings - farms, houses and fishing villages – which have been removed from their original locations and rebuilt here, including Bataldebua - a salting house from the 17th century.

The Coastal Museum lies within - and has collected local material from - an ancient cultural landscape: the Atlantic heather moors which stretch from Lofoten in the north of Norway and down on both sides of the North Sea and along the Bay of Biscay to Portugal. In this landscape a way of life developed that many still recognize where the heather moors still blossom.

The main building contains the administration, a good academic library, an archive, and not least professionals who are at the public’s service. The exhibitions show, amongst other things, local boats, fisheries, goods transport, the interior of a fisherman’s home in the early 20th century, local fauna and one of the largest permanent exhibitions of the oil industry in the country. The Coastal Museum wishes everyone welcome to visit the collections here at the museum!

Kopirett © 2013 Kystmuseet i Sogn og Fjordane.
Brendøyvegen Postboks 94, 6901 Florø.
Tlf. +47 57 74 22 33. Fax +47 57 74 26 80.