Norsk Hermetikk Museum
Norsk Hermetikk Museum - or Norwegian Fish Canning Museum is set in an
old fish-canning factory in the middle of Gamle
Stavanger - the area of cobbled streets and old wooden houses that
is the largest surviving wooden settlement in Northern Europe.
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popular museum brings to life the scenes of a century ago, when poor Norwegians
who did not know what oil was worked hard for little money, cleaning, smoking,
canning and cooking the sild - or sardines as you may know them.
Take a guided tour (no extra cost) as they can tell so much more than the now silent machinery.
On some days you can taste freshly smoked sardines, or try packing (plastic) sardines into the cans.
This museum is fascinating on a social level at least as much as on an industrial level.
The industry has been in decline since the 1920's and the last factory in Stavanger closed a few years ago.
This museum is part of Stavanger Museum and you can visit all 6 sites in one day for the price of one ticket.
By car / bus / train:
The hermetikk museum is in Gamle Stavanger, close to the main harbour, Vågen
Park in any of the central Stavanger car parks
Distance from Stavanger: 0 km
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Travel time from Stavanger:
Duration of the visit:
an hour or so
We quite liked packing sild, playing marbles upstairs and watching other people taste the fish
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