The museum is a centre for documentation about the tradition of eider ducks as livestock. With funding from the project “Den verdifulle kystkultur” (the valuable coastal culture), Helgeland Museum has improved the exhibition at the E-House Museum. The islanders of Helgeland have always looked after the eider ducks in exchange for eggs and down for the world’s best bedding, the eiderdown duvet, and you will see and hear this story at the E-House. You will find the museum in an historic trading house at Nes on the north of the island of Vega. Season: June 15 – August 15. Phone: +47 41 50 73 64/41 60 69 74
E-House at Nes, Vega
The Vega archipelago comprises 6000 islands, islets and skerries. The area is home to one of Norway’s largest eider duck colonies. The E-House in Vega is the world’s only museum devoted to eider ducks and offers an insight into the history and tradition of processing down into eiderdown duvets.