Lofoten Museum

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Lofoten Museum

The Lofoten Museum is situated in an idyllic spot by the water’s edge, on the site of the medieval town of Vágar. The impressive manor house was completed in 1815, when Caspar Lorch was the owner of the fishing village. Here he traded and exported fish, as well as renting out cabins to the fishermen who came to join the winter season. Discover the contrast between life in the manor house and the authentic «rorbu»-cabins. There are also several boathouses with a large collection of traditional wooden boats to explore, as well as a charming “krambu”, or general store, and a lovely garden with historic perennials. Private guiding by appointment.

The Lofoten Museum is located within walking distance from The Lofoten Aquarium and The Espolin Gallery. Visit all three with a combination ticket!



Storvåganveien 25,
8310 Kabelvåg


+47 901 72 077



Opening Hours

Jan 1–Feb 28: Closed
Mar 1–Apr 30: Tues–Fri, Sun 11–15*
May 1–May 31: Every day 11–15*
June 1–Aug 31: Every day 10–18
Sept 1–Sept 30: Every day 11–15
Oct 1–Oct 31: Tues–Fri, Sun 11–15
Nov 1–Dec 13: Tues–Fri 11–15
*Closed April 6–8 and May 17

Group visits outside opening hours can be booked at skrei@museumnord.no

Admission Prices

Adult 120 NOK
Senior/student 100 NOK
Child (age 5–15) 60 NOK
Group p.p. 100 NOK (min. 20 ppl)

Combination ticket
(includes entrance to The Espolin Gallery, Lofoten Museum and Lofoten Aquarium)
Adult 290 NOK
Child (age 3–15) 130 NOK
Family (2 adults + 3 children) 690 NOK

For booking enquiries please contact:

The museum has a gift shop.

The museum offer guided tours in July.

Private groups 800 NOK.

Private weddings in the museum garden (3000 NOK).

The Manor house temporarily closed

The manor house at the Lofoten Museum is temporarily closed from 1 September 2023.

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