Oslofjorden Kystkultursenter

The Oslo Fjord Museum in Asker in Norway is a coastal cultural centre. The museum covers 1,700 square metres, with 740 square metres of school facilities on both levels. The museum is a unique exhibition space that documents Norway’s famous tradition for wooden boats and presents the coastal culture in and around Oslo Fjord.

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Many of the exhibits are interactive. Roald Amundsen’s boat Maud – named after Queen Maud of Norway – was built on this site. Amundsen used the ship for his second expedition to the Arctic in 1917, and for his expedition through the Northeast Passage.

The second part of the centre is the school, which offers alternative courses in artisanal crafts, as well as activities and cultural events for pupils aged 15-16.

Troldtekt acoustic panels have been installed on all the museum’s ceilings. The architect Lene Neumann from Romerike Architekter explains the choice of Troldtekt: “We chose these panels on account of their fine structure and natural grey colour, which contrasts well with the hard interior surfaces, especially the concrete and wood floors and walls and the metal stairs. Of course, their acoustic properties also help to reduce echo and counter the constant noise from all the visitors.”