Norwegian Canning Museum

The Norwegian Canning Museum is located in Stavanger, Norway and was opened on June 28th 1982. Housed in an authentic cannery that operated from 1916 until 1958, the museum allows its visitors to see how canned sprats (sardines) and fish balls are produced. Visitors can also get an impression of what the working environment of the factory was like during its operation. During the 1890s into the 1960s, Stavanger’s most important trade was the canning industry with canned sprats being the main export of Norway. The Norweigian Canning Museum goes through the entire canning process from the arrival of fresh fish until the finished cans leave the factory.