Egersund Fayancemuseum is a museum linked to the production of A/S Egersunds Fayancefabriks Co. (1847 – 1979).
For more than 132 years, the factory in Egersund supplied the Norwegian people with pottery for all occations. A/S Egersunds Fayancefabriks Co. had an unusually voluminous production with a large amount of models and decors. Through the extensive production, different periods within art and fashion are mirrored.
The factory was founded in 1847 under the name Egersunds Potteri. The founder, Johan Feyer, had learned the art of pottery through studies in Newcastle upon Tyne. After a while, the factory developed to become the largest stoneware producer in Norway.
Establishing the museum
After the factory was shut down in 1979, Dalane Folkemuseum received the factory's archives and item collection. This constitutes the foundation of Egersund Fayancemuseum, which was established in 1986. In 2010, Egersund Fayancemuseum moved into new, modern facilities in Fabrikkgaten 2, where the old factory once was.
Egersund Fayancemuseum exhibits a selection of items from the long history of the factory. The exhibitions also show how important the factory was for the town of Egersund.
The museum also has a shop by the reception. Egersund Fayancemuseum is a museum under Dalane Folkemuseum.
How to find Egersund Fayancemuseum
(2. floor of the shopping mall Amfi Eikunda)