Museum Nord operate venues in Narvik region, Vesterålen and Lofoten that receive funding throuh the Ministry of Culture’s subsidy scheme for museums. We work continuosly with research, collection work and development in our existing museums and through our projects. We are proud to present a number of relevant small and large projects. 

Current projects

Projects that we are currently working on:


SKREI will be a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery and Norway’s most important fish. SKREI extends beyond the confines of a traditional museum.


Gaia Vesterålen is a research and technology initiative that aims to create more environmentally friendly and sustainable local communities

SKREI Research Center

SKREI Research Center (SRC) is a three-year project to create an infrastructure that coordinates international, interdisciplinary research and knowledge about topics related to the Arctic cod.

PhD project: Cultural histoical museum Dissemination and location based media

PhD project: Basic exhibitions – in a squeeze between the authorities’ museum policy guidelines, different user groups and the growth of research.

Horizon Europe Culturality

The Horizon Europe project ‘Culturality’ addresses cultural heritage in rural and peripheral areas to promote creative tourism and sustainability.

Coastal Memory Fort project

The Coastal Memory Fort project is looking at how to restore Paimogo Fort in Lourinhã, Portugal.

Arctic Europe tourism cluster

The aim of the Arctic Europe Tourism Cluster (AETC) is to renew Arctic tourism to a more robust and regenerative tourism.

NORA project

How to contribute to sustainable tourism, and build environmentally friendly museums in the future and get younger generations to move to rural areas? These are some of the questions the NORA project is looking at over the next three years.

El. 12 project

El. 12 – an iron horse from the Ofotbanen.

Completed projects

An overview of our completed projects:

Living on the edge project

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

Cine project


Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment

The new Hurtigruten Museum

The new Hurtigruten Museum is our most relevant project. The museum opened on 28 August 2021.

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