Øksnes Museum

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The Alsvåggården old store and museum. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
ØKSNES – FISHING FROM THE STONE AGE TO PRESENT DAY

The øksnes of today emerges as a high-tech fishing village, based
on several thousand years of experience. Learn how fishing has been
a way of life in Øksnes since the Stone Age. With the help of archeological
finds and sites, together with written sources, we can follow
developments in the fishing villages all the way from the Stone Age to
the present day fishing center Myre.

We will show you around the charming Alsvåggården; the old farmhouse
dating back to the mid 17th century, one of the oldest wooden
buildings in northern Norway. In the farmhouse you can sit down with
a cup of coffee and enjoy the historic atmosphere before you move on
and maybe visit Nyksund, Stø or Langenes, some of the historic fishing
villages in the area.

This year we will also be presenting our brand new exhibition covering
the local history of healthcare in the region.

Opening hours

June 25–Aug 12
Tuesday–Wednesday 11–16
Thursday 14–19
Friday–Sunday 11–16

The rest of the year open by request

Prices

Adult 50 NOK
Child (under 16 y.o.) Free
Groups p.p. 40 NOK (min. 10 ppl)
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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