Theme: Mining

“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.

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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.

Arctic Kids Mining Camp

Join Arctic Kids and visit Ballangen Museums mining camp 13 and 14 July at 12-14.

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.

Casting model

The wooden support model is painted as a product. It’s made of a ring that goes out into a spout. The spout itself has a boner that goes 90 degrees […]

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Copper mines in Melkedalen

The story of the Melkedalen Copper Mines Ltd or copper mines in Melkedalen begins at the end of the 19th century.

Cultural heritage days at Ballangen Museum

In connection with the cultural heritage days, it is open day at Ballangen Museum on 3 September.

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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.

EvoCave

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

Gamlenarvik.no

Take a deep dive into Narvik’s history.

Geobiking – Ebike tour in the footsteps of miners

Dive deep in the diverse history of nature and mining in Ballangen.

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Geobiking – In The Miner’s Footsteps

History + e-bike = true! On 5 July, our popular e-bike tours start from Ballangen Museum.

hammer

A mining hammer was a widely used tool in mining industry to chop rocks from the mountain.

horn

Sums/alarm used at silo in Bjøkaasen Gruber A/S.

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Hundholmen Granite Quarry

At the end of the 19th century, there was extensive test operation on granite at Hundholmen outside Kjøpsvik. The granite was to be used as a building stone for the ore port in Narvik.

Kjøpsvik Museum

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

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LKAB’s digging bar

Digging bars and sledgehammers were important tools at the post-war high-tech iron ore handling facilities at LKAB.

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.

Night at the Museum

Do you dare to come to “Night at the Museum” at Ballangen Museum?

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.

Open museum

In connection with our neighbour Bamek’s 35th birthday, we open Ballangen Museum from 11-15. There is free entrance and stories for children at 1330. Welcome! Ps: Here there are opportunities […]

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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Sinklia

Many have probably walked past Sinklia in Håfjellet on a nice winter or summer day. Here you will find out more about the history of the mine.

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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!

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The feldspar at Hundholmen

Did you know that the marina at Hundholmen outside Kjøpsvik used to be a mine?

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The Quartz at Keiploftet

Perhaps one of the most complete of abandoned mining facilities in Ofoten is the quartz quarry at Keiploftet.

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Ticket Ballangen Museum

Admission for Ballangen Museum

Treasures in the mountains

Walk in the footsteps of the mining workers and history, and learn about the unique geology in the Narvik region.