Rissa - with the wind in your sails
Do you really want to test your seamanship? Feel a rough rope in your hands, learn to tie sailors' knots and set your sails at sea and taste the salt spray? Rissa is the place for you. This is where you can sail a «fembøringen», a clinker-built boat that has been in use for more than a thousand years and is one of the fastest traditional boats anywhere along the coast of Norway.
It is the Coastal Heritage museum at Stadsbygd (see below for details) that enables visitors to experience such adventures. The traditional boat-building community around the museum is being actively promoted in one of the live museums in the country. This is not the place for museal silence. Here the noises of hammers and wood planes fill the air. New clinker-built boats are being built by some of the experts in this craft in the authentic way they have been built during the last millennium. This is not only the largest centre for clinker-built boats in the country, they also allow visitors to sample their wares and arrange expeditions to sea and shorter trips on the Trondheim Fjord.
Coastal Heritage Museum, Rissa
The Coastal Heritage Museum at Stadsbygd is one of the countries largest coastal museums. Here you have the opportunity to experience a real, active museum environment. Special exhibitions on Lofot fi shing, boat building through the ages and the life and activities of the coastal women. Boatyard, seaside cottage, several boathouses and boats. Sailing, heritage trail, cafe and guided tours. Open for groups outside normal hours. Package tour options for sightseeing in the district.
Sailing trips and sailing courses on traditional "square sail" boats available if you arrange beforehand. Rowing boat trips on the river are also available and suitable for adults and children alike.
The museum also has a dramatic play and exhibits about the strenuous voyages to the Lofoten fishing grounds which also are captured in the «Lofotdrifta» exhibition, with the «Storfembøringen» vessel as a mid point, and the open-air theatre has an annual production of Johan Bojer's play "The Last Viking" (Den Siste Viking). You can also stroll around the many footpaths through the area to the Rose gardens and the Rectory grounds by the museum. Tel.: 73 85 55 60.
The ruins of the nunnery are used today by the local guides to show tableaux from Kristin Lavransdatter and life in a nunnery.
Hours: Tue, Sun 1100, 1700 Mon closed
Price: 50,- (a), 30,- (c), 45,- (p), 45,- (g)
Situated: Stadsbygd, from Trondh. 20 km, Rissa 15 km
Coastal Heritage Museum, Rissa
Tel: (+47) 73 85 55 60
Fax: (+47) 73 85 57 51
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