GaiaVesterålen collects history of Vesterålen
Published 16 March 2023
Four out of five workshops for the local population have now been conducted to collect the story of Vesterålen. How will the work continue in the future?
Visit the beautiful Alsvåggården, with over 450 years of history.
In the main courtyard, the story of the trading post, people and buildings is told. Here you can join a guided tour, or enjoy a cup of coffee in historic surroundings
in the living room or garden. Visit the shop and post office from the latter half of the 1800s.
In the summer of 2023, you can experience the first prototype of the Vesterål model at the museum, which shows parts of Øksnes and Andøy. This is a high-tech and interactive model developed by GaiaVesterålen, in collaboration with Deadline Media and Sintef. Here you can, among other things, see live boat traffic, info about climate, seasons, and settlements. See the development of settlements over time, brought to life by an exhibition of archaeological artifacts found in the region, and artifacts from the museum’s collection.
We offer guided tours outside the summer season as well, and actively involve children in activities mediated through “Den kulturelle skolesekken” and through regular museum visits.
+47 404 48 202 /+47 76 15 40 00
Adult NOK 50
Entrance and guided tour NOK 100
Children (under 16) free
Guided tour group NOK 80 per person (min. 10 pers)
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Øksnes Museum has a small museum shop at the entrance, and offers a visit to the nostalgic old shop, which has a larger selection of products.
A simple café is open during the summer season.
Tours are available during opening hours, outside of opening hours you can also book a guided tour. Contact us by e-mail.