Situated on idyllic hasseløy, also called Bakrarøynå, dokken is an independent part of the town which has grown from haugesund’s earliest origins. the museum contains a seahouse with living quarters, herring salting works and cooper workshop, a general merchant’s shop, and house and living quarters from the herring fisheries period that lasted from the 1850s to the 1960s. the museum’s collection of wooden boats with oars and sails is housed in the boathouse, as are the cooper’s fireplace and baking oven, which are used on activity days. the photo ex- hibition, “Life between the houses”, provides an insight into the social and religious conditions that prevailed in the recent past. dokken open air Museum is an ideal recreational area outside of opening hours. visit the garden and enjoy the sight and scent of grandma’s perennial flowers, or take a stroll down to the pier to enjoy life there. the museum is well adapted for children. see the chapter on Children and Families for more information. Dokken is a part of Karmsund Folkemuseum and entry tickets are valid for both places.