The Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug is The County of Nordland´s millennium site. The museum is dedicated to the heritage of the priest and poet Petter Dass. At Alstahaug are the old vicarage, the medieval church Alstahaug kirke, and a modern museum building. As a symbol of the millennium site and its special connection to the clergyman and poet Petter Dass, the main buildings monumetale architecture itself expresses an understanding of the past, a belief in the future and an inspiration for the present. You may visit our exhibitions, enjoy a taste of traditional food in Margrethes café or shop in our museum shop. The museum at Alstahaug consists of several buildings. The oldest building in the yard is the old vicarage from the mid-1700´s. There are changing exhibitions and interiors from the 16 and 1700´s. There are regular guided tours during the summer season. The old buildings are only open during the summer season from June to August, or by appointment. The peaceful and beautiful Alstahaugtunet and the surrounding area is a popular recreation area for locals and other visitors. Tehe Museum, the church, the cemetery and the buildings are protected by the Cultural Heritage. A new museum building and the car park was opened in Alstahaug October 20 in 2007. The building is designed by the architectural firm Snøhetta AS. This building is the Petter Dass Museum’s main building. It´s open all year, every day except mondays and some holidays.