The Museum

Skudeneshavn Museum in Mælandsgården is located in the middle of the beautiful, protected wooden house building in old Skudeneshavn - the city that grew up in the 1800s in connection with the rich herring fishing.

OPEN IN SUMMER SEASON: Mon-Fri 11-17. Sun 13-18.  Also by appointment.

Adults NOK 70

At the museum in Mælandsgården you can get an insight into how the city grew up, see how a citizen family lived 150 years ago and see old crafts that characterized the cityscape. Fishing, herring salting, trade and shipping are themes that have dominated Skudeneshavn for almost 200 years. At the museum you get an insight into how this has helped shape the city.

From the spice shelf in the "krambu"

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Fun in the sea house

What about a dental session here?

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Set for festivities in the living room

From the spice shelf in the "krambu"

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What about a dental session here?

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Fun in the sea house

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Set for festivities in the living room

The museum has both housing and sea house. In the oldest part of the house, which dates from 1818, you can walk through old living rooms, bedrooms and see the servant's room. Maybe you meet old Mrs. Mæland? It is said that she hasn't left the house yet, even though she died over 50 years ago.

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Trade and shipping have dominated Skudeneshavn for almost 200 years

You can learn about herring fishing, Skudeneshavn's origin and growth, foreign trade and various crafts. There is also a great model of how Skudeneshavn looked in 1918. Mælandsgården also houses a shop from 1843. Here are shelves and counter still as they were when liberalization of the Trade Act led to the establishment of many shops in Skudeneshavn. At the seahouses you will find a boat exhibition and an agricultural exhibition.

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Beautiful living rooms for the bourgeoisie

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Personal hygiene in a stylish way