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On schedule

For generations, the sea has connected the various regions of Norway. The exhibition explores how transportation and travel have evolved from the era of steamboats to the present day.

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Steamships and coastal lighthouses made traffic on the "National Highway No. 1" faster, safer and more reliable from coast to coast. With machine-driven vessels, the shipowners and charterers were able to free themselves from the whims of the weather gods. With the journey no longer being dependent on wind direction and wind speed, it became possible to maintain fixed timetables. Hence scheduled shipping came about, both for passenger and cargo ships. The development of the fire service eventually made it possible to sail at all times of the day, all year round.

Through texts and numerous ship models, the exhibition demonstrates how ships and travel have evolved, both along the Norwegian coast and across the many seas. The midsection of the passenger ship DS 'Sandnæs' was incorporated into the museum after the ship was scrapped in the 1970s. Here, you can enter the ship and see what it was like to sail the night route between Sandnes and Bergen over 100 years ago!

Museum24:Portal - 2024.06.11
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