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Northern Norway Nordland BRØNNØY

Velfjord–Brønnøy Museum

  • Tosenveien 87, Hommelstø
  • +47 90209314
  •  /  km From You

The Brønnøy and Velfjord districts share an ancient history of fishing and farming, as well as a proud indigenous Sámi culture. You can gain many cultural insights by visiting the exhibitions in the old supermarket at Minnetun, as well as in the goahti (reconstructed turf hut) near here.

The Velfjord rural museum highlights life on a farm in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum comprises 13 buildings and 10,000 objects, including objects that reveal the culture of the indigenous Sámi people.

The old supermarket
The building that once housed the supermarket in Hommelstø now invites you to see the museum exhibitions and events, visit the café and wander new shops. There is also a mysterious old rucksack that remains unopened; it was given to the museum in 1949 with a clear warning: “Ill shall befall whoever opens the rucksack.” Today it is safely displayed in a glass case.

Idyllically situated by the fjord, the museum also has an exhibition on the natural resources of the area, and how these have been the basis for people’s livelihood since time immemorial.

The goahti – a turf hut
Throughout the centuries, there have been many Sámi settlements in southern Helgeland. In 2019, the Velfjord Historical Association recreated a goahti, a traditional Sámi turf hut. It is situated a few hundred meters from Minnetun at Strøm. The turf hut is open year round. Visitors can make reservations for storytelling, coffee prepared over the campfire, and a hearty portion of biđus, a traditional Sámi reindeer stew served at feasts. The goahti accommodates 15 people.

The buildings that are part of the Velfjord–Brønnøy Museum are surrounded by beautiful woodlands, mountains and the sea.

Read more about Helgeland at www.visithelgeland.com

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