English Information

About the museum

Høyanger Industrial Museum is located in the Town Gate in the town of Høyanger, in Sogn and Fjordane County. The museum was officially opened on the June 21st 1997 by Einar Førde, a Norwegian politician and the head of Norwegian broadcasting.

The ground floor of the museum gives a thorough introduction to the story of how Høyanger went from a small farming village at the beginning of the 20th century to becoming a busy industrial town. One can see how the industry grew and developed into the 1990s.

The 1st floor goes into detail about the daily life of the Høyanger citizens during the rise of the industry. Showing the highlights of the social development, cultural life, housing, the war, and the worker’s union, this exhibit gives valuable insight into how the work life of the Høyanger people also influenced their daily life and habits.

On the ground floor it is also possible to watch films about Høyanger in our film corner.


Høyanger Industrial Museum in the Town Gate (Photo: Gaute Ljotebø)

To get to know Høyanger better, we recommend our Walking Tour of the town. The English version of this can be found here.

Walking Tour of Høyanger – English

English Links – Local information

Own Homes movement in Høyanger

Sigurd Kloumann – The founder of the industry in Høyanger

The Story of Industrial Høyanger by year

For question and inquiries about guided tours of the museum and the town itself, please contact Gaute Ljøtebø at +47 99 59 41 57 or Maria B. Petersen at +47 4745 7006/+47 9527 5258. Guided tours in English can be arranged at a quite short notice, so please do not hesitate to contact us!