Most popular in 2022

03 January 2023

We start the New Year with some statistics! This was most popular in 2022 on museumnord.no:

Most popular museum sites

Lofoten Aquarium

An encounter with life in the Lofoten Sea. Cod, halibut, crabs, saithe and haddock – these and many more you will meet in the aquarium. Feeding seals and otters at fixed times. Café.

Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

One of Norway’s best preserved and complete fishing villages. Visit various buildings; including boathouse, cod liver oil factory, husmansstua. Main theme: life in the fishing village 1840–1960 and the development of the Lofoten fishery over the past 250 years. Shop and summer café.

Narvik Museum

The spectacular Ofotbanen railway and iron ore trains, Narvik city’s development and industry in addition to travelling exhibits.

On the museum pages you will find information about opening hours, exhibitions and much more. See them here.

Most Popular Stories

In 2022, the most visited stories were about Vikings and skrei.

Boat grave at Lofotr Viking museum

Learn more about boat grave at Lofotr Viking Museum in the Viking Age. At the museum we have tworeconstructions of the Gokstad ship.

Fishing and sea capture in the viking age

Dissemination text on fishing and sea hunting in the Viking Age.

Skrei Fisheries in Lofoten

Skreifisket in Lofoten dates back to the Stone Age. In prehistoric times, fishermen also came from settlements far away from the Lofoten Sea, to participate in the rich fishing and to bring stockfish home.

Take a deep dive into more stories from our museums here.

Most popular projects

Museum Nord is developing its offering through ambitious project work. Projects are often the basis for research activity, collection and dissemination. In 2022, the most visited project sites were SKREI, GaiaVesterålen and Living on the Edge.

SKREI

SKREI will be a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery and Norway’s most important fish. SKREI extends beyond the confines of a traditional museum.

Living on the edge project

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

Read more about other projects here.

Most Popular News

64 news posts were published in 2022. The best performers were these three:

Staff gathering with a strategic twist

Last week, Museum Nord met for a staff gathering with a strategic twist in Storvågan. Over the course of two pleasant days, we mingled and worked together on a new strategic plan.

Agreement on SKREI centre signed

Museum Nord and LPO Arkitekter have entered into an agreement for the design of the SKREI centre outside Kabelvåg in Lofoten. Thus, the work on the national centre for cod fishing is a big step closer to the planned opening in 2026.

Visitor numbers for 2022 set a record

After all the visitor numbers for October have been registered, we now have 250,000 visitors in Museum Nord. That’s a new record!

More News

The Museum of the year is …

Every year, the Norwegian Museum Association awards the “Museum of the Year” award. In 2024, the Hurtigruten Museum is one of 3 nominated museums.

The Board on study trip

Last week, Museum Nord’s board and management were on a study trip in Ofoten, with meetings and trips to Katterat, Kiruna and Ballangen

Registration session with William

The collection group has this week travelled to Svolvær for a registration session with William at Lofoten War Memorial Museum.