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Neptun Herring Oil Factory

Address: Moloveien 1, 8445 Melbu Show map

Address: Moloveien 1, 8445 Melbu

At Neptun Herring oil factory, oil were produced for more than 70 years. Behind this industrial adventure was mr. Christian Frederiksen. His ambitions and actions made Melbu a leading industrial centre in Northern Norway.


The herring oil factory started in 1910. The industrial use of the herring made it possible to make economic profit on a formerly not commercially used asset – the herring. The factory Neptun was the first in Norway to use a new, American machine system. The new system was highly efficient.

The museum is located in a former herring factory on the outer breakwater at Melbu.The museum offers visitors not only an interesting story, but also intriguing industrial buildings. One of the disused fish-oil tanks has been named “Royal Neptune Hall” as it is used for concerts and other exciting public events due to its exceptional acoustics: listening to music inside the huge tank is a fantastic audio experience, with a resonance of many seconds.

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