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.

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.


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

PhD project: Basic exhibitions

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

SKREI Research Center (SRC)

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


GaiaTalent is a measure against exclusion among young people. We want to connect digital talents in exclusion with the need for digital competence in rural areas.

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.

El. 12 project

El. 12 – an iron horse from the Ofotbanen.

Completed projects

An overview of our completed projects:

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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