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The Visual Part

The Visual Part

Exhibitions are the visual part of a museum’s operations and play a decisive part in the realization of our vision. Without exhibitions there would be no arena for learning, understanding and engagement. We have several permanent, temporary and ad hoc … Continue reading

Global products

Global products The main product from industrial whaling was whale oil, used in the past for lighting and machinery etc. After hydrogenation in the 1900’s whale oil was used in the production of margarine, soap and in the paint industry. … Continue reading

Island of South Georgia

The Island of South Georgia A whaling station was established here in 1904. South Georgia is an island located in the Southern Antarctic Ocean.Well over half of the island is permanently covered with ice and snow. It is 3755 km2, … Continue reading

The rookie

The rookie is a well known figure in the stories about life at sea Continue reading

Whales/Ecology

Gaia,a replica of a Viking ship

Gaia,a replica of a Viking ship

“Gaia” was built as a replica of the Viking ship that was excavated at Gokstad, on the outskirts of Sandefjord, in 1880. “Gaia” was given as a gift to Sandefjord Municipality in 1993 by shipowner Knut Kloster. The Finds at … Continue reading