The museum is situated in Bjørkåsen, approx. 2.5 km from Ballangen centre. Turn off the E6 at the Statoil service station. The road is signposted.
Ballangen Museum presents the extensive mining activities that have been going on in the borough ever since the 1600's. The local mining and prospecting operations are documented with the help of exhibits and photos. The most comprehensive mining operations were carried out by Bjørkåsen Gruber AS (Ltd.) who began with test operations in 1911. The mining company was established in 1913 and was in operation until 1964. In its heyday the company employed approximately 300-350 workers. It was largely iron, pyrite and copper ore that were extracted from depths down about 420 metres below the mail gallery.
The museum also displays exhibits showing fishing, agriculture, housekeeping and school and cultural life.
Museum Nord - Ballangen Museum
P.O. Box 44,
Phone: +47 769 29120,
Mobile: +47 916 22322,
Opening times for 2012:
June 20 - August 24:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Off-season opening by prior arrangement.