8 Things To Experience at the Norwegian Fisheries Museum

What to do at the museum!

The Norwegian Fisheries Museum has activities for children and experiences for all ages, whatever the weather! Perfect for a family visit! Did you know that kids under the age of 16 goes for free? 


  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 the “Venice of The North”.
  2. 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 as well. The various gaming stations play out every stage of salmon production, from hatching to finished product. Can you beat the high-score?
  3. Discover the history of Norway’s fisheries
    The sea has always been an important resource for Norway, and the fishing industry has been an essential 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 of one of our most important sources of food.
  6. Say hi to “Oluf”
    Meet one of the museums most visited attractions! Oluf is a giant crab who guards 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.
  7. 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, fish and other sea creatures in all colors and sizes surrounding you, you can examine shells and snails under the microscope, complete the jigsaw of the world, or take a “Selfish” of yourself as a shark, octopus or crab!

  8.  Storeblå Aquaculture visitor centre

    We have created a brand new aquaculture visitor center called Storeblå. The center is located a short walk from the Norwegian Fisheries Museum. Through an audiovisual exhibition, you can journey through Norwegian salmon production and its significance for the present and future. Is aquaculture sustainable? Why is aquaculture important? What does the future of aquaculture look like?

    As a supplement to the exhibition, we offer guided tours to an aquaculture facility. Please check our website for available times. The tour takes place in an open RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and is suitable for children aged 12 and above accompanied by an adult. For more information, please visit the Storeblå website.

Take a breather in between exploring the museumexhibitions and activities at our café BOD 24! In beautiful surroundings right by the sea, this is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious food and drinks.

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