The exhibition at Kjøpsvik Museum is devoted to shift from Norwegian and Sami fish-farming culture to industrial community. In 1918 the Nordland Portland Cement (NPC) established operations in Gásluokta / Kjøpsvik and completely transformed the village. The story could be taken directly from Knut Hamsun’s book “Segelfoss Town” about a peasant village that grew into a small town.
Tysfjord Museum’s facility in Gásluokta / Kjøpsvik consists of two buildings. The former lensmann’s (sheriff’s) house, which later housed NPCs CEO, was the first building in the Kjøpsvik Museum. Museum collection over time grew so much that Tysfjord Historical Society had to acquire an additional building, the nearby Helland house, in which we now show the new exhibition called Sprekk (Cracks).
The museum houses objects from almost 100 years of NPC/Norcem operations.
Museum Nord’s newest exhibition was opened June 24th 2016. A former flower shop at Hovedveien 20 (Helland house) has been totally transformed and now houses a top-modern exhibition. The exhibition highlights unique traits of Tysfjord’s evolution. The industrial development, relations between the Sami people and Norwegians as well as Tysfjord’s geography are all presented here.
Opening hours 2021
The museum plans to open on weekends in July.
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follow our guidelines. Please inform yourself on
these upon arrival. Our guidelines are easy to
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contact our staff if any questions. We are looking
forward to sharing our history with you – welcome!
Adults NOK 50
Student/seniors NOK 40
Groups (min. 10 persons) NOK 40 per person
Children between 6 and 16 years NOK 25
Children under 6 years: Free
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) NOK 125
Ofoten annual card NOK 150
Valid at all our museums in the Ofoten region.