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Summer at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum

Publisert den 11.07.2018 - 14:09
11.07.2018 - 14:09

Summer is finally here! And why not spend it visiting Bergen's only national industrial heritage site? Join us on a tour of the former knitwear factory Salhus Tricotagefabrik and watch the film about Salhus and its history. Take in the smells of the old production site and hear the sound of the twisting machine. Watch socks being made on the mechanical Bentley Komet sock knitting machine from the 1960s. Our knowledgeable guides explain how man and machine produced wool sweaters and cotton underwear at the former textile mill. Before or after the tour, check out our temporary exhibitions in Galleri Salhus.

This summer we show the brand new and topical photography exhibiton The Working Poor Road Trip, by Søren Zeuth and Peter Rasmussen, about current changes in the European labour market. According to Bergen's main newspaper, Bergens Tidende, this is an exhibition not to be missed this summer.

In our museum shop you can buy sweaters, socks and yarn that has been twisted and knit on the old machines, or browse our selection of souvenirs and inspiring knitting books. Head to the café for a cup of coffee and a good selection of cakes and sweet treats. If you are feeling hungry, we also offer savoury pie and bread rolls with cheese or other toppings. Everything is homemade in our café.

Every day at 12:30 we arrange a children's tour of the factory, where the Bæændik is our guide to the process of turning wool to underwear. Crayons, toys and activities for creative children of all ages are available in the café, so that their parents can relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the fjord view. On warm summer days, stop by the idyllic bathing spot next to the museum.