Theme: Fisheries

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Lofoten Conference 2023

Lofoten Conference 2023.

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SKREI has ripple effects

SKREI will have ripple effects. SKREI will provide jobs, turnover in the tourism industry and the surrounding industry. SKREI will create knowledge, give pride and contribute to identity.

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Boat enthusiasts at Korsnes Museum

Saturday 16. In September, a boat-loving group of around 80 people visited Korsnes Museum in beautiful September weather.

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Skrei Research Centre welcomes the Nigerian senator

The Skrei Research Center welcomed Senator Abiola Peter Makinde from Nigeria.

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Materials for reuse from former våganheimen

Old Våganheimen will be demolished in connection with the start-up of SKREI. On this occasion, Skrei Eiendom wants to give stakeholders in the local community the opportunity to reuse some of the materials from the buildings that will be demolished.

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Landscape architects and basic tests of the ground

There are many tasks to be solved before SKREI can open in 2026. Among these is landscape planning – i.e. what the landscape around SKREI and now especially the Otolith should look like. What can we preserve of trees, rocks and landscape formations? Landscape architects and sample excavation are important tools.

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All “skrei” is cod, but not all cod is “skrei”

All skrei is cod, but not all cod is skrei. What exactly is skrei?

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Sparebankstiftelsen DNB supports sKrei

The DNB Savings Bank Foundation supports SKREI with millions of dollars. This is a recognition, says the director of Museum Nord.

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The herring girl’s strike at Melbu harbour

The herring girls of Melbu harbour went on spontanious strike in 1915

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GaiaVesterålen collects history of Vesterålen 

Four out of five workshops for the local population have now been conducted to collect the story of Vesterålen. How will the work continue in the future?

Children’s shoes in fish skin

Children’s shoes in fish skin – A little girl in Alsvåg wore shoes made of fish skin during the war in Øksnes

Lofoten fishing days at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum PROGRAM

Lofoten fishing days at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Draugen day in the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Draugen day in the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

Old Fashioned Christmas 2023

Old Fashioned Christmas 2023

The Bakery opens at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

BAKERY at Å opens for 2023

Fishing in Vaterfjorden

Lofoten fishing in Vaterfjorden ca. 1890.

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Experience history digitally

Did you know that we have several digital offerings from our museums? Here we have collected some suggestions for digital material that you can delve into.

Neptune Herring Oil Factory from the Seaside

Photograph of the Neptune herring oil factory from the sea side.

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Agreement on SKREI centre signed

Museum Nord and LPO Arkitekter have entered into an agreement for the design of the SKREI centre outside Kabelvåg in Lofoten. Thus, the work on the national centre for cod fishing is a big step closer to the planned opening in 2026.

Do you want to contribute as a volunteer?

Contribute as a volunteer by catching fish and benthic animals that can be donated to the Lofoten Aquarium.

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The bakery opens at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

This is the 35th year we have reopened the bakery for the summer. Since then, the bakery and cinnamon rolls from Å have become more and more popular with each passing year.

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Open day in Storvågan was a success!

The weather was great and many people took the opportunity to take a small bath on the shore at the Lofoten Museum.

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Fishing techniques in the Viking Age

Fishing and the exploitation of marine resources were important economic activities for coastal communities in the Viking Age.

Regine-festival

This year, the annual Regine-days will take place between Friday, July 19th and Sunday, July 28th. We hope that you will include a visit to this year’s festival, which will […]

The baking season has started

What’s better than a handmade cinnamon roll baked in a 150-year-old wood-fired oven?

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Neptun is burning!

In the midst of the post-World War II settlement, disaster hits Neptun herring oil factory

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From the top shelf

From Hollywood to Lofoten to lift the adventurous world journey of the Viking girls Hedvig and Ingeborg! “A dream come true,” says Harald Zwart.

Museum Nord 20 years: Lofoten fishing days at Å. New date!!

Lofoten fishing days on Å 2024.
We are organizing Lofoten Fishing Days as Museum Nord’s 20th anniversary in 2024.
A day about the Lofoten fishery’s tradition of cod liver oil smell, freshly steamed cod liver oil, cod liver oil painting and much more!
You can help steam cod liver oil, you can paint with cod liver oil paint, there will be fish gutting, and stories about life in the fisherman’s cabin.

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To ‘broth’ the yarn

What is the connection between cod fish heads and balls of cotton yarn?

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A tour in the museum with Anne-Audioguide

A tour in the museum with Anne-Audioguide

Sealskin chest

Sealskin chest for fisheries in Lofoten. The chest is part of the collection of the Fygle Museum.

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Record visits to Old Fashioned Christmas in Å!

Record visits to Old Fashioned Christmas in Å! We had a special guest, the famous and beloved bear Bjørnis together with the Fire Brigade

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Great attendance and enthusiasm

What exactly is SKREI? The open information meeting held at the end of November gave the audience many answers.

Summer job at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Summer season job at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum at Å

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Looking high and low

We are now working on the main exhibition in SKREI’s new central building, called Otolitten. One goal of the exhibition is to convey the history of the Lofoten fishery and cod from a geographical perspective that extends far beyond Lofoten. We search high and low!

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Large interest in recycled materials

The demolition on the site of the Otolith is underway. Photo: Museum Nord.

The mast spire of the jekt Fremad

Once the Jekta Fremad sailed up and down the coast between Breistrand and Bergen, building prosperity and trade relations. The mast spire from Breistrand bears witness to a bygone era

The fish hook in Langenesvær

Read about the fishing hook in Langenesvær, which became the municipal coat of arms

Gammelbutikken – Gifts & useful things

A new sweater, a practical southwest or a bag of tea from Lofoten? In Gammelbutikken (open all year) and suvenirbutikken (summer open) by the parking lot, the selection is large and exciting for most people.

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

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SKREI

SKREI will be a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery and Norway’s most important fish. SKREI extends beyond the confines of a traditional museum.

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Cine project

SEE THE PAST, IMAGINE THE FUTURE

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment

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SKREI Stories: A HISTORY OF CONNECTEDNESS

Visit our online exhibition about the past, the present and the future of the Atlantic Cod.

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Summertime at Storvågan

Join seal and otter feeding and much more at Lofotakvariet this summer.

The Bakery at Å

The world’s best cinnamon rolls and baked goods?

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Summer museums 2021

Museum summer! From Andenes to Å and inwards towards Narvik you will find us and the good stories. Welcome!

The Museum Café

Delicious baked goods, fresh, from the old stone oven. Fill your stomach with goodies as the senses take in the story in the fishing village at the end of the road.

Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

One of Norway’s best preserved and complete fishing villages. Visit various buildings; including boathouse, cod liver oil factory, husmansstua. Main theme: life in the fishing village 1840–1960 and the development of the Lofoten fishery over the past 250 years. Shop and summer café.

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Theatre at Å

The Norwegian Fishermen’s Museum plays theater in July.

Skaftnes Farm

The farm consists of a farmhouse, barn, dock and boathouse. The buildings are open to visitors and a skilled guide is available. Learn about fishermen and farmers who lived between the sea and a somewhat barren soil around 1900–1940.

Fish from Lofoten

At Lofotakvariet you will see both large and small animals found in our sea areas.

Learn about aquaculture

At the Lofoten Aquarium we have a viewing facility for Norwegian aquaculture.

Lofoten Aquarium

An encounter with life in the Lofoten Sea. Cod, halibut, crabs, saithe and haddock – these and many more you will meet in the aquarium. Feeding seals and otters at fixed times. Café.

Lofoten Museum

Get to know the history of the Lofoten fisheries at one of the best-preserved manor houses in the region, with authentic fishermans cabins, traditional wooden boats and a historic garden.

Neptun Herring Oil Factory

A piece of northern Norway’s industrial history. The country’s most modern herring oil factory when it was established in 1910. Cooperation with the occupying forces during World War II and predation on nature is part of Neptun’s exciting history. Protected by the National Heritage Board as a technical-industrial cultural monument.

Øksnes Museum

Visit Øksnes Museum, take a tour through the beautiful farmhouse Alsvåggården and enjoy a coffee in historic surroundings.

Ekspedert podcast

Deep dive into the history of the Narvik region in our podcast Ekspedert.

Vágar, middle age town and an urban fishing village in Lofoten

Manuscript for Nordland County Encyclopedia and Håløygminne April 2022 by Reidar Bertelsen.

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Exhibition opening and several talks

This week there will be an exhibition opening and several lectures. A highlight is the opening of the exhibition Bæsj – Portalen til fortiden at Bø Museum.

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Cultural Heritage Days 2022

Bring your family and spend the Cultural Heritage Days 2022 at our museums. Here you will find an overview of events and programs.

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Project Manager for SKREI

Museum Nord is pleased to announce that Jens-Henrik Andersen will be project manager for SKREI – a historical focus on the story of the cod.

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Activities for children

Our museums have various offers and activities for children and families with children this summer. Here are some tips for you who are with the family on vacation.

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Depopulation of The OUTER SIDE OF LOFOTODDEN

Today there are no permanent residents on the outer side of Lofotodden. The outer side overlooks the Arctic Ocean, where the heavy, wet seas and hard storms occur. Once upon a time, the fishing villages of Helle and Refsvika existed.

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1000 stories

Immerse yourself in stories small and large from our museums, ranging from boat graves from the Viking Age to the construction of the Ofotbanen railway, and potato setting.

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Living on the Edge pre-project

The pre-project Living on the Edge is coming to an end. If you are a cultural institution or institute of marine research and are interested in a full project – feel free to contact us!

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Kjøpsvik Museum

The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.

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Living on the edge project

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

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Millon Kroner Donation for SKREI

Million gift for SKREI from SpareBank1 Nord-Norge.

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Fishing and sea capture in the viking age

Dissemination text on fishing and sea hunting in the Viking Age.

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ALF RAGNAR NIELSSEN: Book launch

Alf Ragnar Nielssen’s book Sami past in Lofoten is launched in Moskenes, Vestvågøy and Vågan as part of the celebrations around the Sami national day

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Cultural Programme 2022

A new year is underway and we have planned a lot of exciting things for 2022. Explore our cultural programme and see if you can find something for you.

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Start-up meeting SKREI

In the autumn of 2021 SKREI received funding in the national budget and public funding was in place. On Friday 21 January, the first official working meeting was held in Kabelvåg.

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Skrei Fisheries in Lofoten

Skreifisket in Lofoten dates back to the Stone Age. In prehistoric times, fishermen also came from settlements far away from the Lofoten Sea, to participate in the rich fishing and to bring stockfish home.

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The Medal for Outstanding Civic Achievement, a Rescuer Is Honored

Torstein Reinholdtsen rescued dozens of people at sea