Ballangen Museum

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Ballangen Museum

For a long time, the community in Ballangen existed because of the mining industry. Hence, mining history is the main theme of the museum. Through the lens of a unique collection of objects, you get an insight into the former heyday of this community, its cultural events, schooling and everyday life. The museum is housed in the old administration building of the mining company Bjørkaasen Gruber, built in 1919. Even the building itself is worth a visit – and welcome in!



Syllaveien 36,
8540 Ballangen


+47 76 96 96 50 / +47 477 52 995


Opening Hours

Summer 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10–15 from June 24th to August 1st.

Please contact us if you wish to visit the museum outside the summer season and other events.

Admission Prices

Adult 100 NOK
Senior/student 80 NOK
Child (6–15 years) 50 NOK
Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) 200 NOK
Group* (per person) 80 NOK
*Group = minimum 10 people

Buy tickets online here

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