Discover Museum Nord’s stories. On this page you will find a rich selection of stories from our museums.
A hero’s saga at sea
The Norwegian lifeboats have a saw and nimbus that is respected. For over 100 years, they have assisted casualties, gone out to sea when others struggled to get to shore, braved storms and storms to save others.
History of Lofoten
Lofoten’s history is a story about fish. The population has harvested resources from the sea all year round, while many have also run small farms. But it is the seasonal fishing for skrei that has had the greatest impact on life here along the coast.
The Ofotbanen Railway
The 43 kilometre long railway line from Narvik to riksgrensen is a continuous series of cultural-historical treats interspersed with beautiful scenery and dizzying views.
The Quartz at Keiploftet
Perhaps one of the most complete of abandoned mining facilities in Ofoten is the quartz quarry at Keiploftet.
Melbo Manor’s museum garden was designed in the English landscape style in 1890, and today there is a range of old perennials collected from Vesterålen and Lofoten.
The first raid of any magnitude in World War II was the Lofoten Raid on 4 March 1941. It happens in the darkest hour of war when Churchill desperately needed a victory and a bright spot.
You can also explore museum objects from our exhibitions. Below is a selection from some museums. At digitaltmuseum.no there are several museum objects.
Boat model of a five-rower
Boat model of a five-rower with hay/stick, ladle, boat hook and 13 oars.
Desk from Fygle
Table with sealable lid, on display at Fygle Museum.
Marine radar type Furuno 2.3 cm. The instrument is mounted in a wooden rack. Furuno Electric Co. Ltd.
Ship model of DS Lofoten
Ship model 1:16 in glass display case of the Hurtigruten ship DS Lofoten.
Black uniform jacket and trousers for telegraphist. The uniform is part of the Hurtigruten Museum’s collection.