The herring barrel was produced in millions along the Norwegian coastline.
The art of coopering is diminishing but at Tønnegarden the production is going at full speed.
With a modern workshop up and running, the family offers a unique experience in learning how barrels are made. Groups of visitors can book a guided tour in the work shop and a nice meal of homecooked food, if desired.
Father and son Jostein and Oddvar Gangstø are coopers who learned the craft from older generations. Their ambition is to ensure the continued existence of the craft by teaching new generations at Tønnegarden.
Monday - Friday: 09:00 to 16:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Visits can also be made by appointment outside of these hours.
+47 919 93 040