Welcome to the Coastal Museum in Sogn og Fjordane
The Coastal Museum in Florø is part of the foundation "Museums of Sogn og Fjordane". With three modern museums building, we are located in a varied landscape of coastal areas connected with paths and bridges. The paths brings you through the open-air museum with farmhouses and fishing villages relocateted here, including Bataldebua - a seahouse from the 17th century used for curing the herring.
The Coastal Museum lies within, and has collected local material from, an ancient cultural landscape: the Atlantic heather mos 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 library, an archive, and professionals who are at the public’s service. The exhibitions show fishery and farming, coastal trades and commerce. You will find local boats, fisheries, 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.
During the summer season we offer guided tours for individuals and groups at request.