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Narvik War Museum

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Address: Kongens gate 39, Narvik 8514, Norway
Phone Number: 4776944426
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Narvik War Museum opens its new exhibitions in a new building on July 7th...

Narvik War Museum opens its new exhibitions in a new building on July 7th 2016. Narvik War Museum is a continuation of the former Nordland Rode Kors Krigsminnemuseum. The museum has a large collection from WWII. The museum tells the stories of WWII in North Norway and the dramatic fight for Narvik i 1940. The museum has section devoted to universal questions related to war and human rights. The quality and design of the exhibition is exquisite and must be experienced!

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One reason for visiting Narvik was because my husband's father had fought here during the War. This museum helped explain the subsequent occupation of Norway by the Nazis in all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2016
jane_9758
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Romford, United Kingdom

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

One reason for visiting Narvik was because my husband's father had fought here during the War. This museum helped explain the subsequent occupation of Norway by the Nazis in all his horrific and industrial scale.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Much better than the old museum I visited 20 years ago. Interesting displays, thoughtful presentation, helpful staff. Even a piece of Tirpitz to wonder at.

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Battle of Narvik is all explained in the new museum created, along with details of the action taken by the local populace in harassing the German efforts after they occupied Norway. Well displayed awith English translation

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Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Jag blev mycket besviken på det nya krigsmuseet! Jag har tidigare varit på det gamla museet på andra sidan vägen och trodde att ni skulle ha fyllt på utställningen med nya föremål. Tvärtom! Vi kände oss lurade att ha betalt 100 NOK för ett besök som tog max 20-30 minuter. Ingen berättade att ni krympt utställningen med 75%. Det är... More 

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eysteinm2016, General Manager at Narvik War Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not like the new museum. For your information the museum is almost twice as large as the old one and it contains far more text that the old one (approximately 17.000 word in Norwegian), all exclusively written for the museum. At the heart of all storytelling lies identifying your audience and the... More 

Ekero, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a ww2 war freak or anything. But the new war museum in Narvik was to my liking. First they show some history and then an excellent exhibition about why we have wars and can we avoid them? It really got us to thinking.

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Millom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The museum has only recently been re-situated and is very informative about events in Narvik during the war. It provides a mass of photos, information boards, maps etc and provides a real understanding of the events of the period. For any traveller to the area this is an essential 2-3 hours visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The displays are interestingly displayed in various ways and the information is thought provoking about war, its causes and effects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Being on summerholiday and nearly finishing Hans Falladas book " Alone in Berlin" this museum left a deep impression of war and its influence on civil populations across europe. The last floor about now and the future added a nessecary perspective to the theme war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum in July 2016. The museum has been relocated in a new building since early July, just opposite the old museum. It tooks us about 90 minutes to go through the small but interesting exhibit, divided in 3 sections : the battle of Narvik in 1940; life under 5 years of occupation; an exhibition about the future.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

was very interesting ,also went to visit the British servicemens graveyard nearby.some where only !8 years of Age,whilst the description on other graves, was, known only to GOD,[Thanks to Benedikte St Pierre for showing me around her home town,and for the hospitality,

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