Salting Exhibitions

For over twenty years, the museum has presented salting performances on the deck of Róaldsbrakki each Saturday in July. Local 'Herring Girls' fill barrels, demonstrate the old salting practices and revive the spirit of the old herring plants through traditional songs and dock dances, accompanied by live accordion music. Visitors can see how the herring was gutted, prepared and stored in barrels for shipping.

 These shows have enjoyed great popularity among museum visitors and tourists. The past few years there have been approximately twenty-five performances each summer.