Why did the first morse code signal in Northern Europe emanate from the telegraph station in Sørvågen, far west of Lofoten, in 1906? The telegraph was developed as early as 1861, with Sørvågen as the terminus. Why? And where were these signals sent? To which ship was the same wireless message sent in 1908?
The radio and telecom museum at Sørvågen provides answers to these and many other questions. The museum houses beautiful exhibits that appeal to many age groups and interests, and a rich collection of newer and older pieces related to the topic. The information is visual and funny. Check out the exhibition of mobile phones and compare your own with the 1973 edition – there’s quite a difference!
There are not only phones and old switchboards, but also a good explanation as to why Lofoten and Sørvågen were among the first to adopt modern technology.
The radio and telecom museum is located in Telebygget 1914, a large, white wooden house just off E10.
Opening hours 2020
June 2–June 21: Monday–Saturday 11am–4pm
June 22–July 31: Monday–Saturday 11am–5pm
Groups on request all year, also outside opening hours.
Your safety and our staff´s safety is important to us.
We are working in accordance to the authorities
regulations to ensure a safe visit. We ask you to
follow our guidelines. Please inform yourself on
these upon arrival. Our guidelines are easy to
detect upon arrival. Please do not hesitate to
contact our staff if any questions. We are looking
forward to sharing our history with you – welcome!
Adults 60 NOK
Students/children 30 NOK
Children 0–5 years free