Narvik Museum

Narvik Museum: Hours, Address, Narvik Museum Reviews: 4/5

Narvik Museum
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Narvik Museum tells the stories of Ofoten line Railway construction and operation, of mining concern LKAB's iron ore transport over the harbour of Narvik, and the town of Narvik's 100 years long history. Apart from watching films, pictures and models, you can also experience a "train ride" in an authentic car used on Ofoten line. Museum has also exhibitions devoted to rock carvings, wreck diving in Narvik harbour, the coming Hålogaland bridge and central tunnel in Narvik, Sami people in Ofoten and much more. We are located in former NSB's (Norwegian Railways) administration building, monumental house built in 1902, short walk from Narvik's central square. There is a fine view over Narvik harbour and LKAB's facilities from museum's park. We also have a small museumshop and a simple café. Free parking.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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4.0
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions
Mueeum Nord
Jul 2019 • Solo
This beautifulold building is very impressive but charges an admission price to see inside so all I got was a brochure
Written July 2, 2019
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Louis G
7 contributions
Discover Narvik in time sequences
Jun 2019 • Solo
This little museum is worth visiting, as it helps understand the evolution of Narvik ; it is an ideal compement to the war museum.
Written June 28, 2019
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June B
Fuerteventura, Spain122 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
Its not big but its worth a visit, lots of old now and then photographs of Narvik and history about the big fires that wiped out a ot of old centre Narvik.
Written June 21, 2019
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tomgus
Stockholm, Sweden49 contributions
Worth a visit, good history
Jun 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit if you are in Narvik. You can spend an hour here and get an overview of the history of the town, the importance of the iron ore trade, the railway and shipping. Good walking location from the city center. I enjoyed it and felt I learned something.
Written June 21, 2019
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icepick80
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands723 contributions
Nice smal museum about the history of Narvik
Feb 2019 • Solo
This small museum show a lot of pictures of the old Narvik, I enjoyed the collection and spend about an hour here.
Be aware! This museum is not open every day.. and because of that I almost missed a chance to visit it.
Written March 10, 2019
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tomocha
209 contributions
This museum tells about the history of Narvik.
Jan 2019 • Solo
Narvik was important place to transfer the iron ore. This museum has midgets to explain how to ship to iron ore. I think it's interesting. This museum is small, so one hour is enough to enjoy.
And one more thing, the view of the city from this building is stunning.
Written January 12, 2019
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Hejdir
Nurmijarvi, Finland9 contributions
Small!
Jul 2018 • Solo
An old-fashioned museum with very little to see. Third floor was closed. The museum shop only had a couple of books and stickers. Not worth a visit.
Written July 24, 2018
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yodel_and_clemmie
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
A doctoral dissertation waiting to be written
Jun 2018 • Couples
Small, locally interesting, overpriced and not worth more than 90 minutes.

The staff was capable, but neither engaging npr greatly knowledgeable. The story told is interesting, but raised lots of questions.

I reckon a two year study completed for a PhD could be converted into a much more beneficial experience and a huge increase in revenue.

I am stunned at how much money tourists do not get allowed, encouraged, or able to spend!!
Written July 1, 2018
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asanz94
Tampere, Finland120 contributions
Super interesting museum!
Jan 2018 • Solo
I really enjoyed my visit to the Museum Nord and even if I spent there couple of hours I could have spent one more easily to get to discover all the details of the exhibitions :)
There are many things written in Norwegian but when you buy the ticket, you can get a visitor guidebook in English where everything from the exhibitions is explained. There was a video which was just shown in Norwegian but the time I was in the museum, but I think in more-touristic times (summer) is also shown in English.
There is also free coffe/tee to enjoy while watching through the window to the port!
After the visit you will understand better about the harbor importance, the construction of the railway, the Saami people, the past of Narvik, the rock paintings in the area... I think is a must if you are in Narvik!
Written February 23, 2018
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Boblee0207
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
Maybe it's just not my thing?
Aug 2017 • Solo
I was disappointed by the museum. I honestly don't wish to be disrespectful but it was neither very interesting nor very well done - at least for a non-Norwegian. I struggled to connect the exhibits to the surrounding area and I got the sense that you'd need to be local - or at least, Norwegian, to fully appreciate it. They have a small classroom complete with old desks and I gather that they welcome (presumably local) school groups. I am sure that the kids would enjoy the experience, as they seem to do project work, art and crafts etc. There is also a small, working model railway exhibit - again, kids would like it.

Explanatory booklets are available to borrow, free of charge, in a number of languages so they are definitely trying hard .. and the modest admission price is probably fair relative to the level of exhibits on show.

Overall - a very honest effort that doesn't quite make the grade.
Written August 12, 2017
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Narvik Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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