Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

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Norwegian Fisheries Museum at Å in Moskenes

The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum (Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum) is a museum devoted to Norwegian fishing in the village of Å in the municipality of Moskenes in Lofoten in northern Norway. [1][2]


The museum was founded on July 3, 1987 by the Moskenes History and Museum Society in collaboration with the Moskenes municipal council and Sigurd Harald Ellingsen. It was officially opened in June 1988 and has been receiving public grants since 1990. Several buildings offer varied exhibitions. The main themes are life in Lofoten Fishery over the past 200 years. The prime focus of the museum is life in the fishing village from approx. 1840 to 1960. [3][4]


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  1. ^ Norwegian Fishing Village Museum Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Geir Thorsnæs. "Å – Moskenes". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Norwegian Fishing Village Museum (
  4. ^ "Norwegian Fishing Village Museum". Museum Nord. Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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Coordinates: 67°52′48″N 12°58′58″E / 67.8799°N 12.9829°E / 67.8799; 12.9829