Flekkefjord Museum

Flekkefjord Museum

The museum is located in the centre of Flekkefjord in the historical section of town called "Hollenderbyen" (Dutch Town), with its characteristic old wooden houses. The museum is located in a listed building dating from 1724, and houses an exhibition of interiors from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as a textile exhibition.

The main building is from the 1720's: textiles, table linen, furniture from the period 1700-1790. Permanent and changing exhibitions in Sjøbuene. Separate electricity museum. Offers guided tours around the town.

From the early 19th century and up to World War I. Two reconstructed boathouses document the history of the region. One of the exhibitions displays the contact between Norway and The Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries, timber trading emigration and the city life the immigrants met in Amsterdam. Otherwise there are varying exhibitions throughout the year.
telegraph office at Flekkefjord Museum

History Of Flekkefjord Museum

(Taken from Norway Post)
Flekkefjord Museum was founded 1n 1924 as a result of a bequest in the will of Miss Anna Wahl. She left her collection of furniture, costumes, clothing etc. to a future museum. The premises were formerly a private residence for ship masters and tradesmen. The house was built in 1724, although the original house was only half the size of the present building. You can see a large iron stove from Nes Ironworks. This figurestove is one of very few surviving examples of this type. The figure represents the Roman fertility goodess Ceres.

The clothes display bears witness of the wealth of the upper classes of the town in the 18th and 19th centuries. You may also view a collection of porcelain. A dinner set display comes from Leeds Pottery and is of a type known as 'Pierced Leeds Cream Ware'. It dates from approx. 1970. In ' Sjøbodene' is there a prehistorical exhibition. You can also watch the exhibition 'Amsterdam the Dutch city on Norwegian Timber'.

Opening times:
All year round, by agreement with the museum. Season: 15th June - 31st August. 15/6 - 31/8 Mon - Fri: Kl. 11.00-17.00 Sat: Kl. 12.00-15.00 Sun: Kl. 12.00-15.00 Price adults NOK Kr. 25,00 and childeren NOK kr. 10,00.

Flekkefjord railroad living museum
Friends of Flekkefjord railroad is a group of volunteers who work to preserve the railroad and make it into a living museum through active use. Biking on the specially constructed bikes used by the workmen who inspected the line, has become a popular activity, especially for the families with children.

Flekkefjord Museum
Dr. Krafts gt. 15 N-4400 Flekkefjord
Tel: +47 38 32 26 59
Telefax: +47 38323006
Email: flekkefjord.museum@flekkefjord.kommune.no
Web: http://www.flekkefjordmuseum.no/
prehistorical exhibition at Flekkefjord Museum

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