Theme: Community

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Ticket Hurtigruten Museum

Ticket to the Hurtigruten Museum

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Group Tickets Hurtigruten Museum

Group ticket for 10 or more people

Ekspedert podcast

Deep dive into the history of the Narvik region in our podcast Ekspedert.

Rock art and landscapes

The exhibition tek is produced by the Arctic University Museum of Norway from Noreg, Sweden, Finland and Northwest Russia.

Norwegian Fishing village Museum

One of Norway’s best preserved and complete fishing villages. Visit various buildings; including boathouse, cod liver oil factory, husmansstua. Main topic: life in the fishing village 1840–1960 and the development of Lofoten fishing over the past 250 years. Shop and summer café.

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Cine

SEE THE PAST, IMAGINE THE FUTURE

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment

City Biking

Join an e-bike tour in Narvik! Learn about the history of the industrial city from a bicycle seat.

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Hurtigruten Museum honored with international award

The Hurtigruten Museum is honored with the International Steel Design Awards.

Playful children, the Monument of Freedom, the 4th Corner

“Playful Children” is cast in bronze and made by Thorsen who participated with the sculpture at the Autumn Exhibition in 1963. Narvik municipality bought the sculpture in 1963, and it was placed in Byparken in 1965 pending the final design of the Peat Area.

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!

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

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Oil fence turns 50

Norwegian oil spill protection celebrates 50 years. The Museum of the Norwegian Costal Administration marks this with sailing along the Norwegian coast this summer. On 21 June the boat Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland.

100th anniversary of Risøyrenna

Welcome to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of risøyrenna in Risøyhamn on 25 June.

Festive evening: Sortland in the 70s

Sortland Museum and Sortland Library invite you to a FEST EVENING about Sortland in the 70s with lectures, pictures, stories, food and music!

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Cave research in Kjøpsvik

This autumn, the researchers in the EvoCave project conducted fieldwork in Kjøpsvik. The project started excavations in the caves in Kjøpsvik in 2021, and has now continued the fieldwork in September this year.

Narvik Museum

The spectacular Ofotbanen railway and iron ore trains, Narvik city’s development and industry in addition to travelling exhibits.

Øksnes Museum

Alsvåggården, farmhouse with over 450 years of history. Øksnes; from the Stone Age to the high-tech fishing village Myre. Post office and trading post, enjoy your coffee in historic surroundings.

Sørvågen Radio

The first wireless Morse signals in Northern Europe were sent from Sørvågen. Theme is the technical, social and cultural development that followed the establishment of
the telegraph in Lofoten.

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GaiaVesterålen

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

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Cultural heritage days in Ballangen

Welcome to the open museum in Ballangen on Saturday 11 September from 11-15 September.

Film: Espolin’s Life and Work

Get to know Kaare Espolin Johnson’s art and practice through the film “It was always a longing”

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Life in Rombaksbotn

The community in Rombaksbotn was established when the second attempt to build the Ofotbanen railway started.

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Living on the edge

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

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Living on the Edge pre-project

The pre-project Living on the Edge is coming to an end. If you are a cultural institution or institute of marine research and are interested in a full project – feel free to contact us!

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What happens this weekend?

There are several events and exhibitions waiting to visit this weekend!

Summer opening at Øksnes Museum

Øksnes Museum opens for the summer season 28 June, and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11–16 up to 7 August.

Hurtigruten Museum 1 year

We invite you to a family day in connection with the 1-year celebration of the Hurtigruten Museum. There will be activities for children, discounted tickets for families, coffee and cake.

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Exhibition opening and several talks

This week there will be an exhibition opening and several lectures. A highlight is the opening of the exhibition Bæsj – Portalen til fortiden at Bø Museum.

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Narvik Yearbook 2022 – Booklaunch

Launch of yearbook for Narvik 2022

Ballangen Museum

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

Sortland Museum

The importance of the sea in the North, the vulnerable eco system in the ocean and the consequences of marine pollution and pollution in general. Aimed at
children and young people.

Neptun Herring Oil Factory

A piece of northern Norway’s industrial history. The country’s most modern herring oil factory when it was established in 1910. Cooperation with the occupying forces during World War II and predation on nature is part of Neptun’s exciting history. Protected by the National Heritage Board as a technical-industrial cultural monument.

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Our Struggle at sortland museum

On Saturday 12 June 2021, the exhibition “Our Struggle – The History of the Labour Movement in Vesterålen” opened at Sortland Museum.

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SKREI – National Museum of cod

A new national museum and experience centre

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A/S Bjørkaasen gruber

Ballangen’s cornerstone company for more than 50 years – get to know Bjørkaasen Gruber.

Web: Gamlenarvik.no

Take a deep dive into Narvik’s history.

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Start-up meeting SKREI

In the autumn of 2021 SKREI received funding in the national budget and public funding was in place. On Friday 21 January, the first official working meeting was held in Kabelvåg.

About Ǫmð and northernmost Hálogaland

The name Ǫmð has been associated with areas in the far north of Nordland, and parts of Troms. Archaeologist and Professor Reidar Bertelsen explains his theory of a more detailed location and explanation of the name.

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Have you planted the potato?

At Innlandet it was quite common to put a potato variety called Fangen, named after Stener August Fangen. Is the potato variety still present?

Summer-Melbu

Head to Sommer-Melbu 1st to 10th July and take part in activities, lectures and cultural events.

Art workshop for children and youth

Head to The Espolin Gallery and join a children’s and youth artwork site with Andrea Greenwood on July 7 at 12–14.

Garden party at Narvik Museum

In connection with the Cultural Heritage Days 2022, we invite you to a Garden Party at Narvik Museum. The theme is “Drivkraft” and volunteering is the focus, 2022 is the […]

Lecture with Johan Borgos

Johan Borgos gives a lecture on Sami place names in Vesterålen.

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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.

Power station

One of the larger objects at Ballangen Museum is part of the control panel from the Bjørkåsen power station.

The Espolin Gallery

Master of Norwegian art. Immerse yourself in artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s expressive power and explore the life and destiny of coastal people.

Lofoten War Memorial Museum

The largest exhibition of rare uniforms and artifacts from World War II in Norway. Unique historic snapshots. Personal and engaging.

The Museum Café

Delicious baked goods, fresh, from the old stone oven. Fill your stomach with goodies as the senses take in the story in the fishing village at the end of the road.

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Summer guests at Andøy museum

Hot days at Andenes and this years first museum visitors.

Lectures at Bø Museum

Welcome to a lecture with Lill-Karin Elvestad, journalist and author from Troms. She tells about the restoration work she is doing at Elvestad farm in Malangen: GAMMELSTUA – IS THERE […]

For children and youths from the museums in Ofoten

Here you will find information about what offers the museums in Ofoten have for children and young people: museum visits, geo trips, podcasts, the cultural school bag.

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Cultural Programme 2022

A new year is underway and we have planned a lot of exciting things for 2022. Explore our cultural programme and see if you can find something for you.

Vágar, middle age town and an urban fishing village in Lofoten

Manuscript for Nordland County Encyclopedia and Håløygminne April 2022 by Reidar Bertelsen.

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1000 stories

Immerse yourself in stories small and large from our museums, ranging from boat graves from the Viking Age to the construction of the Ofotbanen railway, and potato setting.

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Activities for children

Our museums have various offers and activities for children and families with children this summer. Here are some tips.

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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.

Meeting about EvoCave in Kjøpsvik

Get to know the caves in Tysfjord and talk to the researchers in the Project EvoCave who are carrying out the excavation. On 13 September there will be a public meeting at Kjøpsvik Library and Cultural Centre.

Open Weekend at Melbo Manor

Open museum and activities for children both days.

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GaiaTalent

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.

Kjøpsvik Museum

The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.

Our Struggle

Our struggle – the history of the Labor Movement in Vesterålen.

Lofoten Museum

Get to know the history of the Lofoten fisheries at one of the best-preserved manor houses in the region, with authentic fishermans cabins, traditional wooden boats and a historic garden.

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Summer museums 2021

Museum summer! From Andenes to Å and inwards towards Narvik you will find us and the good stories. Welcome!

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

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lectures at bø museum

Welcome to a lecture with Lill-Karin Elvestad, journalist and author from Troms 29 September at 18.00.

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Stories from Lofoten War Memorial Museum

An introduction to stories from Lofoten War Memorial Museum. Take a deep dive back into gripping stories from World War II.

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ALF RAGNAR NIELSSEN: Book launch

Alf Ragnar Nielssen’s book Sami past in Lofoten is launched in Moskenes, Vestvågøy and Vågan as part of the celebrations around the Sami national day

The EvoCave

EvoCave is a research project exploring the caves in Kjøpsvik, to find out what the cave systems hide from past life and history.

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NARVIK 1900’S VIRTUAL EXPO

Experience art and technology exhibition at Narvik Museum 4 to 11 June

First prototype for GaiaVesterålen

Visit the first prototype to GaiaVesterålen at Sortland Museum in the summer of 2022.

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Project Manager for SKREI

Museum Nord is pleased to announce that Jens-Henrik Andersen will be project manager for SKREI – a historical focus on the story of the cod.

LIAF 2022 – Fantasmagoriana

Art exhibition September 3.–October 2. The Espolin Gallery is one of several exhibition venues during this year’s art biennial LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival. LIAF 2022 is curated by the duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and titled Fantasmagoriana.

Book launch and two talks on World War II in the north

Lecture with Åsa Elstad and Baard H. Borge on the occasion of the launch of the three-volume work on World War II in the north – the first overall presentation of the war in the region.

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Museum Garden

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.

Eternal moments

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

Melbo Manor

From quiet farm to a small industrialized city within a few decades (1890–1920). The businessman and landowner Chr. Frederiksen was in the center of the activities. Visit the mansion that has been restored to it´s former glory.

Skaftnes Farm

The farm consists of a farmhouse, barn, dock and boathouse. The buildings are open to visitors and a skilled guide is available. Learn about fishermen and farmers who lived between the sea and a somewhat barren soil around 1900–1940.

The Bakery at Å

The world’s best cinnamon rolls and baked goods?

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Hurtigruten Museum opens 28 August

Culture Minister Abid Raja is making the official opening of the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes. The opening takes place on Saturday 28 August at 14.00.

Christmas market at Narvik Museum

Welcome to the Christmas market with sales exhibitors at Narvik Museum on Saturday 4 December at 11-18. More info is coming.

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The last classic Hurtigruten ship

MS Finnmarken – the last classic hurtigruten ship

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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.

Narvik 1900’s virtual expo

An exciting and innovative exhibition with a combination of traditional paintings, abstract paintings and digital art (Virtual reality).

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GaiaVesterålen presents first prototype

On Wednesday 8 June at 1800 GaiaVesterålen presents the first version of the Vesteråls model at Sortland Museum.

Great-grandmother’s perennials of our time

Lecture with Mari Marstein: “Great-grandmother’s perennials in our time. Look at the old garden plants with a new look!” 

JOHN SAVIO // ESPOLIN

Art exhibition June 11th–August 14th. This summer, Galleri Espolin presents graphic works by John Savio (1902–1938) alongside Kaare Espolin Johnson’s works.

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Cultural Heritage Days 2022

Bring your family and spend the Cultural Heritage Days 2022 at our museums. Here you will find an overview of events and programs.

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Autumn holiday at the museums

Visit our museums during the autumn holidays! There are several autumn holiday activities at the museums this week – both for young and old.

Curator at Sortland Museum

At Sortland Museum we have a vacancy for a challenging position in a very exciting environment.

Korsnes museum

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

Andøy Museum

Climb the stairs of the tall cast iron tower of Andenes lighthouse. Exhibition on the harbor development. Also exhibition: Life of a Polar hunter.

Fygle Museum

Old school building (1898) with complete classroom, teachers home and dentist office. Rorbu from 1834.

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Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition

Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition “Imprint 1971-2021” at the Espolin Gallery.

HURTIGRUTEN MUSEUM OPENS ON 28 AUGUST

Culture Minister Abid Raja makes the official opening of the new Hurtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes. The opening takes place on Saturday 28 August at 14.00.

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exhibitors for Christmas market

Do you make art, wool products, ceramics, food and more, and want to exhibit at Narvik Museum on 4 December?

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Report Nordlandsseminaret 2021

A report on “Digital solutions for future, museal dissemination” is ready.

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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!

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Training in registering objects

Prevalence of objects is one of several important tasks that museums have. This week there is training in Narvik.

Introducing the first version of the Vesteråls model

GaiaVesterålen and Sortland Museum invite you to view the first prototype model of Vesterålen, the model deals with Øksnes and parts of Andøy. The work is part of the research project in GaiaVesterålen.

Risøyrenna 100 years

Risøyrenna is 100 years old this year. Here is the programme for the anniversary celebrations at Stokmarknes on 25 June.