In the middle of Norway, located at the tip of the sea in idyllic Røvik, you find Norveg – Centre for Norwegian Coastal Heritage and Industry. The sea has throughout history been Norway’s most important resource, and fishing has provided food and income throughout the centuries. But the ocean can be cruel – and countless lives have been lost in storms along the Norwegian coast.
The Coastal Museum Norveg contains a unique cultural collection that represents Norwegian history. It was opened by King Harald on 16 June 2004. The museum is located near Rørvik harbour with two daily Hurtigruta visits. It is characterized as a landmark along the Norwegian coast.
The building was designed by architect Gudmundur Jonsson, and was nominated for one of Europe’s most important architectural awards, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005.
The CoastalMuseum in Rørvik…
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