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The students will be allowed to join a boathouse located next to Gulskogen farm. In the past, such boathouses stood close together on either side of the Drammenselva river. They were used to store goods. Inside the boathouse, the students get to see different items and how these items were hoisted up on the sea side. This is part of the exhibition «Drammenselva - seen through a boathouse». The Drammenselva connects our new large municipality. Timber was transported down the river, where it 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 places in Europe to buy. The timber's journey is documented with pictures and objects in the exhibition. In addition to topics such as industry along the river with sawmills, paper mills and brickyards, submarines, boathouses in Drammen, fishing traditions and communication on and across the river. After the presentation, the students will get to know Gulskogen park through a puzzle. Gulskogen farm was built in 1804 by Peder Nicolai Arbo. He was one of those who became rich by selling timber.

Primary school, 5th grade

Municipalities: Drammen


Contact person:
Hilde Julsrud: 489 57 543

  • For whom: 5th step. Drammen (Formerly Nedre Eiker and Svelvik)
  • Duration: 1h 30min

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 is nice if the class gets a little acquainted with the significance the river has had for the inhabitants of their areas in the past. Settlement, fishing, timber floating, ship traffic etc.


After the visit, the students can make a communication about their home place and the river's significance for it. This communication can the classes 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 2021

Sjøboden 5th grade Drammen, formerly Nedre Eiker and Svelvik

Contact person: Hilde Julsrud. Tel: 48957543

Brandtsgård buss AS: 934 98 678

Bus is booked and picks up at the school approx. 30 minutes before the program starts at the museum, or call the bus company to arrange another time.
Set time applies to arrival and departure Gulskogen farm.

Last updated 07.09.21 HSJ

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