Welcome to Lofoten Peat Museum
The idea of starting a peat museum demonstrating peat production, its
history and life along the coast in bygone times, turned up for the first
time in 1997.
In 1999-2000, an aerial cable was set up from the mountains down to what
was to be the museum area. In 2003, the museum building was completed.
Equipment, photographs and other materials have been collected or borrowed
from the local area.
The basic idea behind the museum is to create a farmyard whose main focus
is on peat production, and the life and conditions of those involved. Peat
production is an important part of Lofoten’s cultural heritage, and we
believe it is very important to pass on knowledge about this particular
In addition to the museum building itself, we have relocated and
re-erected an old smallholder’s cottage known as “Albertstua.” We have
also obtained a smaller house, a shed and another time-honoured residence
which is intended for use as overnight accommodation.
We have not yet procured funding to relocate these last three, but we hope
to achieve this in the near future.
Sanitary conditions have been taken care of in the form of a public