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The Drammenselva connects us who live near it.

Logs were transported down the river. It all started with farmers in Eiker exchanging timber for salt from the coast. Eventually the timber became a sought-after commodity and ships came from several countries in Europe to buy. The timber's journey is documented in the exhibition with pictures and objects. We also get into the industrial history of sawmills, paper factories and brickworks, lowering boats, the sea stalls in Drammen, fishing traditions and communication on and across the river.

The pupils are allowed to enter the sea shed which is next to Gulskogen farm. In the past, there were such sea stalls close together on each side of the river. The sea sheds were used for storing goods. Inside the sea shed, students can see examples of such goods and how they were hoisted up from the sea side. This is part of the exhibition "Drammenselva - seen through a sea bow".

After the presentation, the students will get to know Gulskogen park through a rebus. Gulskogen farm was built in 1804 by Peder Nicolai Arbo and his wife Anne Cathrine. They were among those who made good money from the timber trade.

Primary school, 5th grade

Municipalities: Drammen


Contact person:
Maria Ianke: 489 57 546

  • For whom: 5th step. Drammen (Formerly Nedre Eiker and Svelvik)
  • Duration: 1h 30min
  • Half of the time we are inside the sea shed and the other half outside in Gulskogen park.

The museum educator meets the group outside Gulskogen farm. Dress for the weather and wear good clothes. It's cold inside the boathouse. Do not bring bags. The museum is responsible for all material.

Ahead of the visit, it would be nice if the class familiarized themselves with the importance the river has had for the inhabitants of their areas in the past. Settlement, fishing, timber floating, ship traffic etc

After the visit, the pupils can make a presentation about their home place and the river's importance to it. The classes can e.g. perform for the school's 4th grade.

In the appendix below you will find a template for a boathouse. You can print it out for each student, so that everyone can make their own boathouse. Then you get a whole range of boathouses that can be used in the dissemination.

Make your own boathouse

The Cultural Schoolbag Drammens Museum autumn 2023

Sjøboden 5th grade Drammen, formerly Nedre Eiker and Svelvik

Contact person: Maria Ianke. Phone: 48957546

Brandtsgård buss AS: 934 98 678                                                                                             

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