Saltdal Folk Museum

+47 908 46 598 / +47 75 50 35 00

post@nordlandsmuseet.no

Season and opening hours:

Tuesday - Sunday 11.00 a.m - 5 p.m

Season 2017: 20.06 - 20.08

Saltdal Folk Museum

The museum is built up around a beautiful farmstead where the family of skipper Ellingsen lived from 1750 until the end of the nineteenth century. In the summer there is a café here and souvenirs can be purchased. Local photographers have made important contributions to the history of the district. A new exhibition of photography and photographic equipment is located on the first floor.

The rest of the museum consists of some 20 old buildings dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. These include a “cookhouse”, storehouse, barn, smithy and schoolhouse. You can enter these buildings to view the exhibits.

The traditions of boat-building in Saltdal are widely recognised. The museum houses two Nordland-boats. The cabin from the well-known polar vessel, “Quest”, is also here. Sir Ernest Shackleton died while on a research voyage to the Antarctic in 1922 and his ship, the “Quest”, was sold and sailed to Rognan for refitting. The cabin was then taken ashore for good.

 

Location
2 km north of Rognan.

There are several roads leading to Saltdal Folk Museum:

RV80 from Bodø to Fauske and then the E6 to Rognan.

RV17 to the junction with RV812 and then to the E6 and Rognan.

RV77 over Graddis and Junkerdal to the crossroads at Storjord and then via the E6 to Rognan.

 

GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:
N 67° 6.095′, E 15° 25.645′

WGS 84 – desimal:
67.10159, 15.42742

 

Open
20.06 – 20.08 2017: Open Tuesday – Sunday 11.00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

Rest of the year on request.

 

Ticket prices
Adult kr.60,-
Groups over 10 kr.40,-
Child/student kr.10,-

 

For more information

Telefon:  Finn Rønnebu 75 50 35 35

 

Useful links

For information on accommodation, restaurants, activities, events, etc.

www.saltdal.kommune.no/turist.html

http://www.nordnorge.com/en

 

For travel information

http://www.177nordland.no/

 

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