Region: Narvik Region

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Annual report 2023

The 2023 annual report is here! Take a look at what we’ve achieved over the last year.

Ballangen Museum

The rich geology- and mining history of the area, and the community that built it.

Eternal moments

The photo exhibition “Eternal moments”gives insight to the photographer
Magdalene Norman’s life and experiences.

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Geobiking – In The Miner’s Footsteps

History + e-bike = true! On 5 July, our popular e-bike tours start from Ballangen Museum.

Open museum

In connection with our neighbour Bamek’s 35th birthday, we open Ballangen Museum from 11-15. There is free entrance and stories for children at 1330. Welcome! Ps: Here there are opportunities […]

Ole W. Lund

Ole W. Lund sits at the railway line at the intersection of Djupvik, where the railway stop ended about 8 km from Narvik.

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Well blown Winter Party at the Museum

After two years of cancellations, Winter Festival Week in Narvik was finally held. 160 schoolchildren were given a tour of the museum, and VU artist Lotta Lampa was one of several drawcards!

Arctic Kids Mining Camp

Join Arctic Kids and visit Ballangen Museums mining camp 13 and 14 July at 12-14.

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New roof at Kongsbakk farm

New roof at Kongsbakk farm! Our operations technician Håvard has this autumn changed the roof at Kongsbakk farm in Skjomen.

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Ofotbanen railway across

The Ofotbanen railway was arranged for the first time on Wednesday 18 January at Katterat Station, in collaboration with Arctic Train.

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Good visitor numbers in Narvik in February

Narvik Museum experiences increased visitor numbers for February compared to the last two normal years

Exhibition opening: The electrification of the Ofotbanen

Narvik Museum invites you to the official opening of a new part of our permanent exhibition.

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War History Bike Tour

War History Bike Tour: Narvik Museum invites you on an electric bike ride through the city’s history; The Ofoten Railway, the war years and the city’s industry and development.

Lecture: EvoCave – Cave research in Nordland

During the Research Days in Narvik, researchers Trond Lødøen and Sanne Boessenkool come to Narvik library to talk about the exciting EvoCave project. How do they work in the caves? What do they hope to find?

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Registration session at Kjøpsvik Museum

Last week, our collection management group met for another registration session, this time at Kjøpsvik Museum in Ofoten.

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Christmas market at Narvik Museum

Saturday 2. December there was a Christmas market at Narvik Museum, with as many as 19 sales exhibitors with a large selection of sales goods and good Christmas atmosphere!

International Museum Day at Narvik Museum

In connection with the International Museum Day 2024, we invite you to the opening of a new staircase exhibition and chat about museums through the ages.

Giellavahkku – Sami Language Week

We look forward to welcoming you to Giellavahkku – Sami language week at Narvik Museum in week 43 in October!

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Cozy family event in Narvik

On Thursday 7 February, a cozy family event was held at Narvik Museum, with bonfires, coffee and hot juice, as well as fruit and gáhkku.

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Kindergarten visit to Ballangen

On Tuesday 27 February, Ballangen Museum was visited by an energetic group of kindergarten children from a local kindergarten in Ballangen.

Carbide lantern

Carbide lantern with hook. It is a part of Ballangen Museums collection of historical objects.

Korsnes museum

The venue at Korsnes is an old communication center located in an idyllic area.

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El. 12 project

El. 12 – an iron horse from the Ofotbanen.

Web: Gamlenarvik.no

Take a deep dive into Narvik’s history.

Perssons Café

There were a lot of colourful personalities on the track. Most are forgotten, but some live on in history. Like “Persson by the Bridge.”

Popular science lunch lecture – Gerhard Schøning 300 years

Come to lunch with Jon Framnes from Narvik Museum and Trond Blomlie from Ofoten Historielag. Ensemble Oscar plays Baroque music!

Night at the Museum

Do you dare to come to “Night at the Museum” at Ballangen Museum?

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War sailors // a traveling exhibition

War sailors // a traveling exhibition visits Narvik and Sortland in August and September. We meet eight people who were children and young people when the war turned them into war sailors.

Gingerbread town at Narvik Museum

Gingerbread town at Narvik Museum We invite families with children, schools and kindergartens to contribute to our gingerbread town at Narvik Museum. It is open to submit contributions during November. […]

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VU-artist 2023

Introducing this VU-artist 2023 – Bjørg-Elise Tuppen! The exhibition opens on 17th of March with a vernissage and will be held at Narvik Museum until mid-August.

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Phone photo workshop at Sortland

Phone photo workshop in Sortland: Several eager colleagues showed up to learn how best to use the mobile for photography

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Podcast collaboration with Várdobáiki

The Ofoten/Narvik Museum department has started a collaboration with Várdobáiki at Evenskjer, where they will be involved in creating episodes for our podcast series “Ekspedert”.

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Summer in Ofoten

Summer in Ofoten: Your holiday is well underway, and if you drive the E6 through Ofoten you have the opportunity to visit several of our museums in the region!

Lunch lecture: EvoCave – Cave research in Nordland

During the Research Days in Narvik, researchers Trond Lødøen and Sanne Boessenkool will come to UiT Narvik  to talk about the exciting EvoCave project. How do they work in the caves? What do they hope to find?

Halloween party at Ballangen Museum

🎃 Join us for an exciting and slightly spooky experience at Ballangen Museum! Our fun treasure hunt for kids in grades 1 to 4 (and any kid a little younger or older) takes you hunting for hidden skulls and pumpkins in the museum’s exhibits. Dress up as your favourite character and explore with us! The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own sweets and experience the spooky atmosphere. Price: NOK 50 per child, parents/guardians free. Address: Ballangen Museum, Syllaveien 36, 8540 Ballangen. Welcome to a fun Halloween adventure! 🎃

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Registration session at Andøy Museum

The last registration session of the year for our collection management group was held at the Andøy Museum.

Museum Nord 20th anniversary: Coastal Day at Korsnes Museum

Coastal Day 2024. We invite you to Kystens dag at Korsnes Museum

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Art gift from Australia

Narvik Museum has received a fantastic art gift all the way from Australia! The gift is a work by the local artist Trygve Thorsen from 1941.

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Exhibition renewal – how do we do it?

We have set ourselves an ambitious goal for the next five years: all exhibitions will be renewed. But how do we do that?

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Vernissage and exhibition opening in Narvik

Vernissage and exhibition opening of the art exhibition “ingen Kvæner tages i Arbeide” by VU artist Åsne Kummeneje Mellem

Mining hammer

A mining hammer was a widely used tool in mining industry to chop rocks from the mountain.

Narvik Municipal Photo Collection

Narvik Museum manages the Narvik municipal photo collection consisting of around 215,000 photographs. Part of the collection is presented on digitaltmuseum.no.

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New Home Page

Welcome to Museum Nord’s new website.

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Train ride through Narvik

Narvik Museum’s electric locomotive is moving to permanent location.

Train party

The family event at Narvik Museum is part of Arctic Kids. Visit our large ore locomotive and participate in activities in the garden.

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Market research on Narvik Museum

Do you have a few minutes to respond to a market research survey about Narvik Museum?

Christmas market at Narvik Museum

On December 3rd, the Christmas market at Narvik Museum will take place.
At the annual Christmas market at Narvik Museum you will find exciting sales exhibitors. You can find many of the Christmas gifts here. Maybe Santa will come?

The war sailors // a traveling exhibition in Narvik

Local opening Monday, March 15 August at 18pm at Rådhusplassen
War sailors // a traveling exhibition is a war sailor exhibition focusing on life after the war curated by people even on a voluntary basis in coastal communities along the entire Norwegian coast.

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Public meeting in Narvik about museum development

Wednesday 16. November there is an open public meeting in Narvik about museum development in Ofoten.

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gamlenarvik.no is 15 years

Narvik Museum’s digital encyclopedia celebrates its 15th anniversary. Gamlenarvik.no was established as a knowledge bank for local history where the public was invited to help collect history.

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Nordland Seminar 2023

On 15 and 16 March, the Nordland Seminar 2023 took place in Hamarøy. This year’s organizers were Nordlandsmuseet in collaboration with Árran – Julevsáme guovdásj / Lule Sami Center. The seminar was divided in two, with the first day at Árran on Drag, and day two at the Hamsun Centre at Presteid.

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School visit weeks at Ballangen museum

School visit weeks at Ballangen Museum. Together with students from 7th grade in Narvik municipality, we explore the region’s unique geology and mining history.

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100th anniversary of the electrification of the Ofotbanen railway

July 10, 2023 is the 100th anniversary of the electrification of the Ofotbanen! The anniversary will be celebrated with an event at Katterat station on 8 September

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Boat enthusiasts at Korsnes Museum

Saturday 16. In September, a boat-loving group of around 80 people visited Korsnes Museum in beautiful September weather.

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Staff gathering 2023

Museum Nord’s staff gathering 2023 took place at Stokmarknes from 18 to 19 October.

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Open museums at Christmas

Open museums at Christmas – Christmas Eve is approaching and afterwards comes the Christmas period. Several of our museums are open a few days before Christmas and during the Christmas period!

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Object of the Week 2024

Object of the Week 2024: Object of the Week 2024 is a collaborative project between several museums in Nordland where we display objects from the collections every week in 2024

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Exhibition opening in Kjøpsvik

On Thursday 15 February there was an exhibition opening of the exhibition Grotter i Nordland at Kjøpsvik Public Library and Cultural Centre.

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Vernissage for Student Art

Monday 11 March there was a vernissage for the student art exhibition “Sculptures in Narvik City, seen through the eyes of students”