Coastal Heritage Museum and The Last Viking, Stadsbygd
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Museums allover Norway makes their own historical playact, in summer or winter, in sun, rain or snow. The croud must be prepared for all kind of weather. This year some of my colleagues and I desided to visit Coastal Heritage Museum at Stadsbygd to experience The Last Viking by Johan Bojer.
The tour from Trondheim to Stadsbygd takes about 90 minutes including the ferry Flakk - Rørvik.
The sky opened up 60 minutes before the play started, it rained cats and dogs, but we were prepared with rain coates and rain hats. Just 10 minutes before the play started, the rain stopped as if someone up there played with us.
The Last Viking is an outdoor theatre telling us about the Lofoten Fisheries and the womans waiting at home. The fisheries left home late in fall, and return back in early spring. Some of the fishermen never return.
Coastal Heritage Museum.
The collection of a special type of boat ("klinkbygde råseglbåter"), boat-building and the literature history connected with the author Johan Bojer are the basic themes at the museum. In the boat-building workshop boats are still built according to old, traditional specifications. Visitors may also experience sailings on the sea with the traditional type of boat. There are own exhibitions displaying the well-known and traditional "Lofoten fisheries" as well as "the woman world" back on the coastal farms while the men were engaged at sea.