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.
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.
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.
Sami Place Names – Lecture with Johan Borgos
Lecture with Johan Borgos about Sami place names in the region, and their significance for Sami identity.
SILENT FILM in historic surroundings
Come and see the silent film PAN in Melbu community centre. Light refreshments and music at Melbo Manor.
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.
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.
The skipper family Bruun on Børøya
Welcome to a lecture with Åsa Elstad about the Bruun skipper family on Børøya and the treasures they left behind.
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.
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.
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.
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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two new seals at lofoten aquarium
It is with great pleasure that we can welcome two beautiful seal cubs in the Lofoten Aquarium. There are great things when new seal cubs arrive, and we look forward to following their journey further and crossing all fingers for them to make it.
War sailors from the north – lecture with author Roger Albrigtsen
Welcome to a lecture with Roger Albrigtsen about his book series “War sailors from the north”, a strong depiction of the brutal reality of the war sailors during World War II.
A monument to Norway’s Transport history: Visit the bridge, engine room and cabins on the Finnmarken express route (1956) in its iconic barley. Feel the atmosphere in the lounges from the steamship Finmarken (1912). Activities for children and families. Hurtigruta’s importance is told in modern exhibitions. Food and drinks are served in the dining room anno 1956. Welcome aboard!
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.
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.
The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.
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.
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 […]