Discover Museum Nord’s stories. On this page you will find a rich selection of stories from our museums.
Electrification of the Ofotbanen railway
Electrification of the Ofoten Line – In 1923, the Ofoten Line switched from steam locomotives to electrically powered locomotives.
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 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.
SS Prinsesse Ragnhild, Norwegians and Germans in the same boat
SS Prinsesse Ragnhild became the first ship in ordinary Hurtigruten shipping to be wrecked during World War II
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.