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Herring Era Museum

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Herring Era Museum

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anonymous wrote a review Oct 2019
Hickory, North Carolina409 contributions98 helpful votes
Siglufjordur is out of the way but if you are driving the Trollaskagi Peninsula, take time to visit the Herring Museum. This complex of three buildings is well done. We had no idea that this area was the hub of herring fishing in the early 1900s. It takes about an hour to do the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Edward V. wrote a review Oct 2019
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My wife and I went out of our way to Siglufjordur and experienced the excitement of the catch.Iceland came to rule the herring trade and prosper. We shared the history,thrill and joy as barrels were filled and harvests created prosperity. I felt the fleets success, workers skill
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Date of experience: September 2019
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r8ter2018 wrote a review Oct 2019
Madison, Wisconsin158 contributions26 helpful votes
This museum has a great combination of personal touches and informative displays. I especially liked the rooms where the workers stayed, with their graffiti still on the walls, and being able to climb up on a fishing boat and into the wheelhouse. The set up keep me personally
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LouRod17 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania233 contributions48 helpful votes
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Our tour stopped for lunch and the museum. The museum tour started with a great presentation. She shared the town’s history from the herring boom days through today. She was fantastic. The museum is three buildings. The first building is an origin building refurbished with a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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rbo22 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania215 contributions32 helpful votes
We stopped here as part of our tour, and honestly I thought a museum about herring?! It far exceeded my expectations. The museum is spread out over 3 buildings. We received a brief overview of the history of the herring industry which occurred from 1903-1968. The first
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Date of experience: September 2019
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