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Narvik War Museum

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Narvik War Museum

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Kongens gate 39, Narvik 8514 Norway
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Looking_for_charme wrote a review Nov 21
Bergen, Norway1,149 contributions267 helpful votes
This museum is mostly about the "battle of Narvik". Much interesting to read and see. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Marthe L wrote a review Sep 2020
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We went on a family trip with our grandparents. It was a great experiance for all of us! Thank u soo much! The elder ones loved it!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Andrewsk8s wrote a review Jul 2020
Trondheim, Norway247 contributions174 helpful votes
I love history and historic museums. I am fascinated by stories and artifacts that can make a historical event real and meaningful to me. The Narvik War Museum is one of the better exhibition halls that accomplish this. This is a museum 95% about the Battle of Narvik, in Narvik, the town central to the action. It is not so much a general military museum. There are three levels of exhibits. Some of the exhibits have basic interactive elements to them (audio tours, buttons that change the screen information or start films, etc.). These are supplemented by a first class collection of artifacts from the Battle of Narvik including artillery, uniforms, gear and weapons. I am personally not offended by it, but this includes Nazi paraphernalia and uniforms in historic context, so be forewarned. I think the two exhibits that meant the most for me were the topographic relief table map upon which a lighted presentation of the battle was projected. I am not a naval man, so naval strategies are a bit arcane to me but I could fully understand what happened and why when it was presented graphically and chronologically. Secondly, was the mini-theater which showed firsthand accounts of various events and conditions during the battle. Hearing the pain in the voices really makes me connect with those people that experienced this episode in history. Maybe I missed it but there did not seem to be much preamble, like why Narvik was invaded, and why it was important to the Germans. Indeed the whole reason for the German invasion of Norway is because of the importance of Narvik and access to (neutral) Swedish iron ore. The museum is in a fine new Government building and is supported by a nice gift shoppe and a cafe. If one is in Narvik and would like to learn about the historic events that occurred there in 1940, I highly recommend the Narvik War Museum.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jane P wrote a review Mar 2020
Cleveland423 contributions171 helpful votes
The museum is housed in a new building (previously housed in the old fish hall across the street). It contains an excellent history of Narvik's role in WWII.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Toomas Joamets wrote a review Mar 2020
Tallinn, Estonia3 contributions
In this museum you find out the significance of Narvik and northern Norway in the second world war. It's less technical war museum and brings more the humanity aspect to it. It's actually more about the futility and waste of human lives that comes with wars.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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