Salhus Tricotagefabrik was founded in 1859, as one of the first knitwear factories in Norway. Trikotasje means knitted fabric. Long and short underwear for men and women, undershirts, socks, athletic apparel, swimwear and many other items were made at the Salhus factory. Perhaps you are familiar with the trademark “Krone”, or “Krone-Maco”? This was the quality brand of underwear that was produced here. The factory was closed down in 1989, and in 2001, The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum opened at the old factory premises.
Join one of our guides for a tour of the knitwear factory from 1859. Take in the smells that still linger at the factory premises after many years of hard work and knitwear production. See the old carding machines, the winding loft, knitting loft and sewing loft, and experience the old machines in operation. See the film about Salhus, the factory and its workers, and visit our temporary exhibition. Let the children loose in the children’s workshop every other Sunday.
|Recommended duration of visit:||2 Hours|
|Duration of a guided Tour:||90 Minutes|
|Access for persons with disabilities:||Available|
|Infrastructure for Children:|
|Visitor centre on site:||yes|
|Gift and book shop on Site:||yes|
15 June to 14 August 2016:
Sunday - Friday 12am-5pm
15 August to 4 December 2016:
Tuesday - Friday 11am-3pm
Group bookings by arrangement throughout the year