Museum Ships

Sandefjord Museum owns the whalecatcher “Southern Actor” and the vikingship copy “Gaia”. The former is operated partly with the help from volunteers from the Sandefjord Whalers’ Association and the latter by volunteers from the association “Båtlaget Gaia”.

Southern Actor

Southern Actor

On the 25th October 1989′ Southern Actor’ arrived in Sandefjord from Spain. The Whalers Club of Sandefjord began the restoration of the catcher. Their goal has been to restore the catcher in working order enabling it to undertake different assignments … Continue reading

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

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