Sogn og Fjordane Coastal Heritage Museum

Sogn og Fjordane Coastal Heritage Museum

Sogn og Fjordane Coastal Heritage Museum
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Aina T
Floro, Norway33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
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!

The Coastal Museum has several permanent exhibitions:

The Boat Hall
In the Boat Hall you can see different types of Sunnfjord and Nordfjord boats from a Holmedalsjekta from 1750, to a motorboat from 1930. There are also exhibits about sea charts, fisheries and passenger and merchant boats.

The town of Florø and interior furnishings
The museum has a special exhibition of images of Florø’s development from 1860 and an exhibition of interior furnishings from the coast at the turn of the 20th century. The museum is developing a permanent exhibition on the growth of the town of Florø.

Oil
You can see an exhibition on the Snorre oil platform that is part of the Tampen field 167 km west of Florø. The exhibition was first set up at an oil conference inStavanger in 1992 and later in Huston before it came to the Coastal Museum. The building is a mini version of one of the anchors of the Snorre platform. The exhibition provides general information about geology and oil in the North Seaand on the floating oil platform Snorre. Snorre has one of its two main supply bases in Florø.
Written March 9, 2015
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Jasmine_pl
Norway24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Definitely worth a visit, a modern museum, very well thought and organised. The terrain around also perfect for a stroll and reflection over the history of this unique region.
Written September 19, 2019
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Jan Ove A
Oslo, Norway36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
A visit to the coastal museum gives a good understanding of the contrast between living at in a coastal place in earlier days and today. The museum had a good collection of items illustrating life in a Norwegian town in earlier times. Getting there we had a good walk from Krokane camping and to the Coastal museum. For those enjoying a walk the museum is within reach from most of Florø town. The outside surroundings is well worth some time if the weather permits. The staff was very friendly and gave us an interesting guided tour of the platform model, showing a lot of geological and technical displays which was particularly interesting for our youngest family member. A platform evacuation simulation that we could try to get through (in darkness if you dare) was a bit scary ;-)
Written July 30, 2017
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Fredrik G
Floro, Norway164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
"Kystmuseet" i both a museum reflecting the ancient times of the coast in Norway and especially Sogn and Fjordane and Flora, but also it reflects how our history made the petroleum and oil industry to be part of our modern life.
Written February 4, 2018
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Yvonne B
Floro, Norway89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
The local Coast Museum is a nice size to wander around. Full of local items from days gone by and detailed history of the surrounding area. There is also Snorre, a very interesting display the history oil drilling on the west coast
Written May 23, 2017
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Yvonne B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Lovely local museum, just the right size, never thought I would find oil exploration so totally fascinating
Written May 19, 2017
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Tami R
Peachtree City, GA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you want to learn a lot about the history of Floro, don't miss this museum. They have amazing artifacts from the way of life in the past few decades.
Written July 4, 2016
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Vidvandrer
Oslo, Norway135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Interesting trip to old times when Flora was established as a fishermans paradise. Even shows modern day history from the oil age as well as photo and art exhibitions.
Written July 31, 2015
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