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War Museum (Nordland Rode Kors Krigsminnemuseum)

Kongens gate, Narvik, Norway
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Narvik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Vancouver, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I wandered in as the outside looked interesting, and what a find. As an American, we hear so little about "The War" before we entered the fray on the day "that shall live in infamy." This little museum opened up my eyes to a series of events that impacted the early direction of the war, and continues to leave its... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For the small place that it was, the exhibition in the museum was so, so rich with content it was hard to take all in one go. The museum could update the presentation, but altogether the message gets through. It was very educational, even for my young son. He was, in the beginning, excited about the tanks and other contraptions.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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295 reviews 295 reviews
71 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were invited to sit initially and watch a movie on the history of Narvic's place during the war. The guide then gave us some verbal history and took questions before we moved on to roam and follow and view various exhibitions through-out...Very educational and gives a good history of events around this area......Particularly around the need for the control... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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691 helpful votes 691 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Narvik is a rather grim and industrial looking town and the only noteworthy attraction is the moving War Museum. It is a very educational museum, describing the battle of Narvik of 10th April 1940 in graphic detail. This is a part of World War 2 we rarely hear about. The Germans wanting to get their hands on the Iron Ore... More

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Galway, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

great Museum with a great story to tell of the battles around Narvik in WW2, particluarly like the section on the "Tirpitz"

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We came the day after the museum had had a break-in so the place was a little disturbed. There is a lot to see about the Battle of Narvik in 1940 and then you realise how the people here suffered in the war. The museum is run by the Red Cross. It is the most important thing to see in... More

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brighton
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was vaguely aware of the German occupation of Norway in WW2 and of a naval battle in Narvik but this museum provided much more information and had a good selection of exhibits too. As others have said, it is difficult to follow the logic of the layout and the written information in English is confusing; it definitely needs a... More

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum explores the German occupation of Narvik and surrounding areas during WWII and is well worth seeing if you are a history buff. Although the exhibits have captions in Norwegian, English guides are available at the reception desk. However, the key for the guide was complicated and it took some effort to decipher. The stories and video (in both... More

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Adelaide SA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a very comprehensive museum with themed exhibits. The exhibits themselves don't have English captions but you can tAke a guide in English around with you. The layout is complicated and somewhat confusing but very interesting material. We thought there could have been more about the Resistance Movement.

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Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
76 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you have time in Narvik, you definitely have to visit this museum in the centre of the city. There's nearly no place in Norway with such an important ww2 background like Narvik. This museum tells the story between 1940 and 1945 very well. Since the biggest part of the exhibition is explained in Norwegian, you can use a museum... More

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