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About the museum

Museet Kystens Arv is a coastal heritage museum on the Norwegian west coast.

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Norway’s long and rugged coast, combined with our fjords, mountains and cold climate,meant that the sea, from the Stone Age and up to the mid 1900’s was both the national highway and a main food source on the coast. With boats being such important means for both transportation and fishing, we have a long and diverse maritime tradition. These boats have continuously been developed and adapted through the centuries.  Every region of Norway has its own particular type of boat, fit for their local conditions and for different use.

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