Sortland Museum

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Sortland Museum

Sortland Museum is located in Kulturfabrikken in the centre of Sortland, and show exhibitions. We also host a small museum shop with books and products with a local connection. The museum shows changing exhibitions with different themes, perspectives and expressions. Now you can experience Seabed and the travelling exhibition Warm hands – the cultural history of the mitten.

Come with us to the sea, underwater, into the depths. In Seabed, the importance of the sea in the north is highlighted, its vulnerable ecosystem and the consequences of marine litter and pollution. Take a dive below the surface and meet the plants and fish that live on the shore, on the edge and in the depths of the sea. We also learn about the plastic waste that threatens life in the ocean and on Earth.

Seabed is an exhibition aimed at children, and there are many activities to try along the way. How about driving a submarine, watching movies inside a giant squid, or building sand castles on the bottom of the ocean?

In Kulturfabrikken you will also find a library, cinema and a nice café.



Strandgata 1,
8400 Sortland


+47 40 44 82 02 / +47 46 70 45 60


Opening Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed during Christmas and on public holidays.
Sortland Museum usually follows Kulturfabrikken’s opening hours.

Admission Prices

Adult NOK 80,-
Senior/student NOK 65,-
Children under the age of 16 enter for free when accompanied by an adult.

People inside a room


First prototype for GaiaVesterålen

Visit the first prototype to GaiaVesterålen at Sortland Museum in the summer of 2022.

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Our Struggle

Our struggle – the history of the Labor Movement in Vesterålen.

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Seabed exhibition

Seabed Exhibition

Seabed talks about the importance of the sea in the north, the vulnerable ecosystem in the ocean and the consequences of marine litter and pollution that are the subject of the exhibition.

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Seabed exhibition

Seabed Digital English

Seabed Digital is based on the exhibition Seabed where through videos one learns facts about the sea and fun exercises.

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Picture of a wall with mittens hanging in a symmetrical pattern. In the middle there is a very large mitten.

Warm hands – about the cultural history of the mitten

Experience a warm and home-knit exhibition at Sortland Museum in February and March. See the giant mitten, learn about the history of the mitten and design your own dream mitten!

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GaiaVesterålen is a research and technology initiative that aims to create more environmentally friendly and sustainable communities.