Showcases the natural and cultural history of the coast - from the Stone Age to the "oil age
The Coastal Museum in Sogn og Fjordane is centrally located in Florø, within walking distance of the town centre, and showcases the natural and cultural history of the coast of Sogn og Fjordane, from the Stone Age to the “oil age”. The exhibition halls provide a glimpse of daily life on the coast, the development of the town of Florø, tools used for fishing and hunting, and a large collection of local boats.
The building named “Snorreankeret” houses an exhibition on Norwegian petroleum activities and Norway’s role as a global energy exporter.
The museum site lies in a varied coastal landscape. A network of footpaths and bridges makes the area into an open-air museum that communicates information on culture and nature and offers activities for all ages. Here you can visit an old salting shack that still smells of the herring hung here to dry and view “The Big Herring Adventure” exhibition. Sheep and goats graze here in the summer.
Visitors arriving by buss or large caravan can drive along Brendøyvegen, parking at the turn-off for "Kystmuseet". Visitors arriving by boat can take the local town bus, and walk to the museum from the closest bus stlop, about 800 metres. Walking from the town centre takes about 35 minutes.