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The Oselvar workshop invites you to discover the traditional craft of boatbuilding. You can order a new boat that may be adjusted exactly to the use you expect for it, or you may prefer to buy various items for the boat, artist products or literature that has to do with the Oselvar boat.
The Museum, set in a beautiful maritime area, traces the lives of Øygarden’s coastal inhabitants from the ice age until the present day. The main exhibition, "Sea, Earth, Wind and Fire" examines the use of resources in a typical coastal community over the past 10 000 years.
Visit the Coastal Museum, the maritime area in Ovågen and the oil technology facilities at Kollsnes, for an exciting journey through the history of Øygarden’s resources.
The beautiful villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Ole Bull's musical excellence influenced contemporary artists. The villa is open to the public in the summer. Guided tours.
Gallery Mjøsvågen is located in the "Skjeringa house" which was one of the shops in the harbor. In 1933 the house was moved from Skjeringane down to Mjøsvågen. The house was a store until the 1960s.
One of the coffin-workshops was converted into a clog factory - Hosanger Treskofabrikk - in 1924. At the time, clogs was a common footwear and was produced until the mid-1950s.
There are historical sites lined up all around the bay. Around 1860s local farmers began to produce wooden chests for sale in Bergen. They have also manufactured different kinds of wooden chests, metalwork, wooden clogs and furniture. Now it is art gallery, café, clogs factory, div. exhibitions and sales.
Markakunst is the local name of the art form Land Art. In the beautiful little valley called Kossdalen you can find installations of Land Art made in the nature with materials from the nature.
Wool has always been used in Norway and at Hillesvåg Wool Économusée, visitors are invited to watch the production from beginning to end. Some of the machinery is more than a hundred years old, in some cases older than the factory itself.
The open-air Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses and buildings dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
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