Traditional inshore craft

This part of the exhibition tells the story how steamers played a key role in the development of Norwegian society during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Small boats and freighters used along the coast and into the fjords, on lakes and rivers, are called inshore craft. These originate from the period prior to the Viking Age. The museum has a considerable collection of such boat models from western and northern Norway. In addition, the collections include several full-size boats.