"On the east side of Ulvesundet there is a protected, special building. Hagevik Tøndefabrikk (barrel factory) I read on a long distance in capital letters across the building. Imagine that there at the most were 20 people working to make barrels that among other things was used for herring, cod and other fish. On the tour I learned that the apple peasants further into the fjord used the barrels to store apples for pressing, and other farmers used the barrels to carry silver foxes to exhibitions in Bergen, but then they replacef the bottom with netting, so that the fox would get enough air."
In the growing fishing center Måløy, the shipment of herring and fish led to the need for barrel production. It was Henrik Gillesvik who built the first barrel factory in the area of Hagevik north of Trollebø. It happened in 1904, and the factory where run until 1986, then the need for barrels were decreasing.
Before the Second World War there were more than 50 barrel factories in Sogn og Fjordane County. Now, it is only one left - Hagevik Tønnefabrikk, which in 1994 was protected by the government. The brothers Per Henrik and Magnar Gillesvik, is now running the place and is preserving the building and keeping the barrel making traditions alive. Today, you can get information about the art of barrel making, and a presentation of the factory.
The old factory is also a popular party venue, and can also be used for courses, meetings and conferences.
Seats up to 100 guests.