Øksnes Museum

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Øksnes Museum

Visit the beautiful Alsvåggården, one of the oldest wooden buildings in northern Norway, which dates back at least 450 years.

The manor tells the story of the trading post, the people and the place. Join a guided tour, or enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle in historic surroundings in the living room or garden. Take a tour through the “old shop” and the post office from the latter half of the 1800s.

We offer guided tours Tuesday-Sunday during the summer season, and throughout the year when booking.

We are also actively engaged in education for children through The Cultural Rucksack and through regular museum visits, and arrange historical lectures and other events.



Øksnes Museum,
8432 Alsvåg


+47 404 48 202 /+47 76 15 40 00



Opening Hours
21 June–11 August 2024
Tuesday–Sunday 11–16

Please note that we’re closed on the 17th, 18th and 19th of July due to preparations for the festival Huinndagan which takes place on the museum grounds. On Sunday the 21st, we’re also closed to do the festival. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Outside the summer season we are open on request.

Admission Prices

Adult: NOK 60,-
Student/senior: NOK 50,-
Group: NOK 50 per person (min. 10 people)
Children (under 16 years): FREE

Adult: NOK 100,-
Student/senior: NOK 85,-
Group: NOK 85,- per person (min. 10 people)
Children (under 16 years): FREE

Coming Events

Huinndagan – Family Saturday

20.7.24 – Øksnes Museum

On the weekend of 19.-20., Huinndagan will take place in the museum area of Øksnes Museum! On this occasion, we arrange a family day for everyone during the day on Saturday.

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Latest news

Summer 2024 at our museums

Our museums are ready to welcome you and your family and friends to pleasant summer days in Ofoten, Lofoten and Vesterålen! Here we have gathered useful information that is nice to have with you on the trip.

Gaia Workshop and demonstration of Vesterål model

This week, the Gaia Vesterålen team has been working together in Sortland on the completion of a new prototype of the Vesterål model.

Fun theatre happening marks Museum Nord’s 20th anniversary

At Øksnes Museum, the first anniversary event took place: a humorous theatre experience about the giant Stor-Johan and Andrea.

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The excavators

Join a fun and educational archaeological activity for kids! Dig up real animal bones and learn about animals and nature at Øksnes Museum this summer.

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The museum has a small shop in the main building with fairtrade and locally produced wares for sale. There is also an older shop with an exhibition and wares that can be visited

Øksnes museum has a simple café open during the summer season, serving coffee/tea and waffles/cakes.

Øksnes museum offers guided tours during our opening hours.

Outside of the summer season, you can book a guided tour by contacting us by e-mail or phone.

The museum is composed of mainly two visitable buildings (the gallery locale and the farm house), as well as a smaller building (the old shop) which can also be visited.

Because the farm house and the old shop are older historical buildings, visitors have to be aware that you can have difficulties having a full experience if you have mobility issues, due to steep staircases, narrow entrances to some rooms, etc.

The Alsvåg farm house has a ramp up to the entry, and has a railing along main staircases.

The old shop has a few staircase steps up to the entrance, and the building itself lies downhill from the main buildings (around 20 m). The old shop can also be visited by driving/walking down the road towards the salmon abattoir.

The gallery locale is a modern building, which has a ramp up to the entrance and wide double doors to every exhibition room. The entry lies around 20 m. in a gentle slope from the parking lot.

The gallery locale has one handicap bathroom. The bathroom does not have a changing table.

Øksnes museum has a parking lot which is available year round.

Sadly the exhibitions do not have braille text, but guided tours are available.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more info!