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“Comprehensive story” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ofoten Museum

Ofoten Museum
Administrasjonsveien 3, Narvik, Norway
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Narvik
Type: History Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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“Comprehensive story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The full monty on Narvik, well worth a visit. Th story of the Ofoten railway and the iron ore transport down that extraordinary railway line is very well curated.

Visited June 2013
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Tromso, Norway
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“Wonderful Place. Will come back for sure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Ofoten Museum is THE museum to visit if you ever happen to reach Narvik. It is just about fifteen/twenty minutes walk from the train station and gives really great information about the history of Narvik, the railway, and the surroundings. Contrary to other museum where a couple of artifacts are just hanged from the wall together with explanatory notes, You'll find here films, models, recreations of diverse elements and a great focus on average folk's perceptions of Narvik and its history. The museum building is also extremely beautiful, the view from the park is breathtaking and the souvenir shop is full of interesting things. Go there or be a fool !

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting little museum of random collections”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Ofoten Museum's display apparently change regularly. It's inexpensive to go, so it wasn't a bad way to kill an hour or so.
While the regular displays were good (history of Narvik and it's railroad), there was art for sale on the first floor and a collective of a lot of 80's memorabilia (old computers, 80's fashion/toys/albums). I was hoping it would have more about history, but it was a mix between a art/pop culture museum and historical museum.
BTW - none of the displays are in english and most didn't have English Translations. Some did, but most didn't. That didn't hurt the score at all, because I didn't expect them to, but as others might, I wanted to give everyone a heads up.

Visited March 2013
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“Very good museum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Ofoten Museum is part of Museum Nord (North) and is sited in an old railway building, at the harbour end of Street No 1 (Dronningens gate) - the streets of the old part of Narvik is mentioned by numbers by the locals! The adress is Administrasjonsveien 3. The history of Ofotbanen and Narvik is well displayed both through pictures and films. They also have different special exhibitions, and when we were there it was about the sami culture of Nordland and Troms counties. Very interesting! A visit to the museum is definitely recomended!

Visited May 2011
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