Vevelstad Bygdetun is a beautiful folk museum situated by the handsome Vevelstad church. There are exhibitions on 19th-century textiles and porcelain, an old well-equipped carpentry workshop, and several elegant traditional Nordland boats with a fascinating history.

vevelstad-bygdetun2 Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

A museum garden has information boards that explain its plants and their history. There is also a miniature barn where children can try their hand at taking care of the animals – and even though these animals are made of wood, the barn is quite popular. This year there is also an exhibition on the indigenous Sámi people of the Vevelstad district.

In June 2021, an exhibition about the Sami history opened in Vevelstad and this will take place in 2022.

vevelstad-bygdetun1 Ketil Born/Helgeland museum

Petroglyphs

The Vistnes Trail, which starts near the museum, leads to the Vistnesdalen valley, an area that had had prehistoric settlements and where you can still see 5000-year-old petroglyphs. The amazing Stone Age art depicts stylised reindeer, moose, halibut, human figures and foot soles, boats and geometric figures.

vevelstad-kirke Erlend Haarberg

Vevelstad church

This church, built and consecrated in 1796, was expanded in 1871. While much of the original furnishings were then removed, it still has the original altarpiece and pulpit and a mural in the choir. These beautiful works were painted by the Italian artist Joseph Pisani (1760–1833) in the year the church was built.

Contact

Phone: +47 47 83 86 69
sofus@helmus.no
Hjemmeside: helgelandmuseum.no/
Facebook: Vevelstad.Bygdetun

Open at events, on request and during the summer season.

 

 

From the south: Take the ferry from Horn outside Brønnøysund to Anddalsvågen, about 20 minutes. Follow FV17 (coastal highway) about 16 km to the signage Vevelstad museum.

From the north: Ferry from Tjøtta in Alstahaug to Forvik in Vevelstad, about 1 hour. Follow FV17 about 700 meters to the sign marked Vevelstad museum.

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