Galleries & Museums

Vestmanna Village Museum


Welcome to our exhibition about ´The cottage industry in Faroe Islands in late 18´th century´.

The old faroese saying ´Ull er Føroya Gull´ (Wool is Faroese Gold) derives from a period when the cottage industry was blooming. This exhibition will emphasize the importance of wool production in the period of late 18´th century. It will also give an idea on how time-consuming this production was, along with the tools used in this industry.

Here you will see the old equipment used in the cottage industry, from shearing the sheepskin, card, and spin to produce a knitting yarn. It will also give you an insight of how time-consuming the production of knitting yarn was.


Bakkavegur 23
350 Vestmanna



Opening hours

Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednsday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed