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8 Things To Experience at the Norwegian Fisheries Museum

What's happening in Bergen, and what activities can you participate in during your stay?

The Norwegian Fisheries Museum has activities for children and experiences for all ages, whatever the weather! Perfect for a family visit!

 

  1. Experience a real stockfish warehouse

The museum is located in one of the last remaining stockfish warehouses in Sandviken. The houses were built in the 1700’s and they could easily dock boats from various sides. Go on an adventure in and around the historic building and find out why Sandviken was known as “Venice of The North”.

 

  1. Try your skills as a seafood producer

Learn about the production of seafood through our virtual game Fin City. In Fin City you get to produce salmon from roe, all the way to a finished product. The game is especially suited for children but can definitely be enjoyed by adults too. The various gaming stations play out every stage of salmon production, from hatching to finished product. Can you beat the high-score?

 

  1. Discover the history of Norway’s fisheries

The sea has always been an important resource for Norway, and the fishing industry has been a big part of shaping Norway as a nation. Learn more about how the fishery has developed and listen to three generations of fishermen share their stories. Join an exciting journey through Norway’s history of fishery.

 

  1. See if you can find Silja the herring

Silja the herring is hiding in places throughout the museum, along with different questions and fun facts about the sea. Can you find her? Everyone who participates in the treasure hunt can collect a prize in the reception before they leave.

 

  1. Learn more about the history of the sea

In our exhibition “Common resources” you can explore the history of the sea, how the technology of fishery has evolved and how our future ocean might be affected. Meet marine researchers and learn how the whole world must co-operate to take care one of our most important resources for food.

 

  1. Say hi to “Oluf”

Oluf is one of the museums most visited attractions. Oluf is a gigant crab who guards over the exhibition “The ultimate catch”. Do you dare say hello? We promise he won’t bite! The bravest among you can take a photo with him and share it with us using #krabbenoluf.

 

  1. Get to know the life in the intertidal

The ocean is full of life, and the intertidal is no exception. We give out species maps, buckets, and nets at the reception, so you can go out looking for small animals and algae along the seaside. How many can you find?

 

  1. Dive into a world under water

In the museum we have created an exhibition designed to make you feel like you are under water. With sound effects, lights, and fish in all colors surrounding you, you can examine shells and snails under the microscope, complete the jigsaw of the world, or take a “Selfish” of yourself.

 

Rent a rowing boat

Rent a rowing boat.

Two traditional wooden boats are for rent, including life jackets. We recommend rowing in the harbour and Skuteviken.

You must read the safety rules and sign your name, phone number and when you will return. You must wear a life jacket, and a guide will assist you if needed.

 

Up to 4 people per boat

Duration: 1-2 hours

Price: NOK 100 per hour

Find sea creatures

Explore the intertidal!

Fotograf - Ingvild Festervoll Melien

Borrow a species-map from the front desk, and bring it out to search for sea animals. In the harbour is two places where it's perfect to find and study sea creatures. Can you find all the species? The activity is free!

If you want, you can also borrow a small bucket or a crab-fishing rod (100 NOK deposit)

Barn i fjæren

Meet the Norwegian salmon – RIB-boat trip to a real fish farm

An experience at top speed! Our RIB-boat will take you from Bergen and out to a real fish farm, where you get to learn more about Norwegian salmon, up close.

Did you know that every day 14 million meals of Norwegian salmon are consumed around the world? Fish is one of Norway’s largest export trades – soon to reach a value of over NOK 100 billion per year. This tour gives you insight to how Norwegian salmon is produced: after walking through a modern exhibition about aquaculture at the museum, we bring you out to visit an actual fish farm.

What awaits?
Your experience starts at the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, located in authentic wooden seaside stockfish warehouses from the 1700’s. At the museum your knowledgeable guide will take you through our interactive aquaculture exhibition Fin City. The exhibition shows all aspects of salmon production: from egg, to a finished product ready to be sold to the world!

After this introduction to Norwegian salmon production you are ready to travel to an actual fish farm. A RIB-boat transports you safely to the farm, where you see the production up close. It takes about 40 min. to reach the fish farm, and we spend around 40 minutes at the farm. All in all, an unforgettable trip through a rugged coastal landscape, seasoned with a rush of adrenaline!

Book your ticket here!

After the trip:

Explore the Norwegian Fisheries Museum
Your ticket also gives you free entrance to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum. The museum lets you explore Norway’s fisheries history through modern and interactive exhibitions. Learn more about the stock fish trade, seal- and whale hunting, or explore our historic museum building. The museum is located by the sea in the picturesque area of Sandviken, just 5 minutes from Bryggen.

Give yourself a break at our café, Bod 24
After having an exciting day at sea, you are welcome to enjoy a tasteful lunch, a cake or a cup of coffee at our café, Bod 24. The café offers a unique atmosphere both inside, and out on the outdoor terrace. From May to September the café is open from 10 – 17.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND SAFETY:

Where to meet:
In the reception at the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, Sandviksboder 23.

Tour length:
2.5 – 3 hours.

Age limit:
12 years of age. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Physical requirements:
All participants must be able to board the boat by themselves. If you are pregnant of suffer from back injuries, you must decide if you are fit enough for the RIB-boat trip. All participants must sign a health declaration prior to departure.

Equipment:
All participants are/will be equipped with a RIB suit, life west, helmet, googles and shoes. We recommend that you bring a scarf, thick socks, and gloves if it’s cold.

The boat ride:
RIB-boats are highly suited for a safe and comfortable trip at sea. There is room for 12 passengers. The boat will travel at high speed, but speed is adjusted in accordance with weather. Safety is our priority, and safety instructions will be given in in advance.

Cancellations:
We may cancel the trip due to bad weather, illness, other force majeure situations. If this happens, the ticket will be refunded in full.

 

Disclaimer:
Please read and sign the disclaimer form and give to the guide when starting the tour. If you are unable to print out a copy to sign, you can get a printed copy for signing on arrival.

ONLINE BOOKING:

For booking and times, read more here.

Cancelation:
If cancelld up to 2 days before date of departure, the full amount will be refunded. Cancelation after this will not be refunded. Cancelation is made by sending an email to fiskeri@museumvest.no

Tickets:
Your email confirmation is your ticket. Please bring a printed copy or show the confirmation on your mobile at the start of the tour.