Theme: Community

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.

“Gammelbutikken” – Gifts & useful things

A new sweater, a practical southwest or a bag of tea from Lofoten? In Gammelbutikken (open all year) and suvenirbutikken (summer open) by the parking lot, the selection is large and exciting for most people.

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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?

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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.

100th anniversary of Risøyrenna

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

17 May 1904

The children’s parade in Narvik on 17 May 1904 passes Narvikgården led by the boys’ corps tambur.

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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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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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

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.

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.

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Ballangen Museum

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

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Bjørkaasen gruber

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

Bø Museum

Experience the history of Bø through objects and exhibitions, coastal culture and the authorship of Regine Normann, boathouse and rorbu. Fairytale forest for children. Artscape
Nordland and outdoor gallery nearby. Museum gift shop.The man from the sea and the open-air gallery. Museum shop.

Christmas market at Narvik Museum

On 3 December, the Christmas market at Narvik Museum will take place.

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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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.

Cultural heritage days at Narvik Museum

On 10 September Narvik Museum invites you to a garden party.

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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.

Ekspedert

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

Eternal moments

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

EvoCave

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

Film: Espolin’s Life and Work

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

First prototype for GaiaVesterålen

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

Fygle Museum

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

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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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GaiaVesterålen presents first prototype

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

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GaiaVesterålen won the National Sustainability Award

GaiaVesterålen won courage in the Museum: Creative dissemination of sustainability at the National Museum Meeting in Skien. The prize is awarded by the Norwegian Museum Association.

Gamlenarvik.no

Take a deep dive into Narvik’s history.

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!” 

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Group Ticket Ballangen Museum

Group ticket for 10 or more people to Ballangen Museum

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Hurtigruten Museum honored with international award

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

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Hurtigruten Museum opens on 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.

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.

Kjøpsvik Museum

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

Korsnes museum

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

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 […]

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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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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!

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.

Lofoten War Memorial Museum

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

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 of the that has been restored to it´s former glory.

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NARVIK 1900’S VIRTUAL EXPO

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

Narvik 1900’s virtual expo

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

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.

Narvik Museum

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

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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NOK 1 million to GaiaTalent

The County Council for Education and Competence in Nordland, Elin Dahlseng Eide, grants the entire application of over NOK 1 million to GaiaTalent!

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.

Offers for children and young people at 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.

Oil fence turns 50

Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland on 21 June at 13-17 June, as part of the 50th anniversary of the oil conservation.

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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.

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.

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Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition

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

Our Struggle

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

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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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Our Struggle conference in Sortland

Our Struggle conference gathered almost 400 young people in the old cinema at Sortland.

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!

Power station

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

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Rainy weather = Museum weather

Take the opportunity to explore our museums.

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Report Nordlandsseminaret 2021

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

Risøyrenna 100 years

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

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Risøyrenna 100 years

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

Rock art and landscapes

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

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Sales exhibitors for Christmas market in Narvik

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

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.

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SKREI Stories: A HISTORY OF CONNECTEDNESS

Visit our online exhibition about the past, the present and the future of the Atlantic Cod.

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.

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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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.

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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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Summer guests at Andenes

Hot days at Andenes and this years first museum visitors.

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Summer museums

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

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.

Summer-Melbu

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

The Bakery

The world’s best cinnamon rolls and baked goods?

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.

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The last classic Hurtigruten ship

MS Finnmarken – the last classic hurtigruten ship

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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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.

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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.

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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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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What happens this weekend?

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