Lofoten Krigsminne Museum

Lofoten Krigsminne Museum, Svolvaer

Lofoten Krigsminne Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Braeknowe
Dundee, UK40 contributions
Oct 2021
This was our second visit to this Museum and there was still not time to take everything in. Although it is small , the actual collection is huge with so many unique items packed into the displays. If you are interested in history you will not be disappointed , everything you see is original with many extremely rare items on show . You will come away knowing much more about the tragic effects of war in this area of Norway .Highly recommend a visit to this most interesting and informative collection .
Written November 1, 2021
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Lily
22 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
I'm glad we managed to visit the war museum in Svolvær!
I have been there reading, learning and the experiencing for more than 2 hours and was only able to visit 60% of the content. It all depends on if you'd like to check all tiny notes or not. It is a very good meseum if you are interested in history or specifically 2WW.

Even though the museum may seem small and tight from first sight, the organizer has managed to add description/notes to most of the materials/pictures/paintings/old weapons/torpedos/clothes/uniforms/hats/medals/brochures etc. as much as they can, so you will find a lot of informasion there, as well as experience the atmosphere of 2WW back to the 40s in Lofoten.

Definitely recommend it!
Written July 12, 2021
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Ben B
Wierden, The Netherlands145 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is really a special place. The founder is running it and built it all by himself. An amazing collection. Rarely seen this before.
The owner has a lot to tell. The museum has very unique pieces, like Eva Brauns magnifying glass and a purse.
Most special is a painting made by Hitler, with a very interesting story behind it.
Written July 12, 2021
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Sailrepair
Helensburgh, UK198 contributions
Feb 2020
A very small museum absolutely jam packed with WW2 memorabilia. The owner obviously has a passion for WW2 items and has collected a huge amount that is displayed in 3 rooms. It is very interesting to visit although quite crowded as it is so small. There is all sorts here from the Norwegian resistance items, Russian army, Russian gulags, English army and of course the German army. It cost NOK100 each but was well worth the visit. We went at night at 6.30 pm as it opens during the day until 3pm and then again at night for the hurtigruten passengers to be able to visit.
Written February 4, 2020
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bcsadventures
Oslo, Norway377 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you have any interest about World War II, I would definitely recommend coming here. Very interesting and unique to the area. Significance of the war effort and finding the enigma machine locally was crucial to the allies winning the war. Very interesting!
Written July 25, 2020
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photoguy66degrees
Huntington Beach, CA7,494 contributions
I visited the Lofoten War Museum in March 2010 while traveling on the Hurtigruten (Hurtigruta) ship on a Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen winter voyage. With a one hour stop in Svolvaer, southbound, passengers have two options on arrival in Svolvaer for an off ship experience. I chose this musuem as it is less than a two minute walk from the ship. (After disembarking, walk straight ahead through the Havneterminalen building and bear right for some 150 feet.) I found this war museum, dedicated to the role that Norway played in World War II, be very interesting and informative. It is crammed full of well organized displays of uniforms, various types of equipment, guns and other items from that era in Norwegian history. Norway, I learned, despite the heroic efforts of its soldiers, was overwhelmed and occupied by the Nazis until they were driven out by the Russian Army in 1945. Unfortunately, the retreating Nazi army burned many of the coastal towns that they had occupied. While one could spend hours looking at the well organized display rooms, if you are travelling on the Hurtigruten (Hurtigruta) ship, you will need to be mindful of the departure time. What is the other option for a quick visit in Svolvaer? The Magic Ice.
Written April 18, 2010
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sommarcatta
eksjö182 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This guy who runs the museum has the craziest collection war memories I've ever seen! The place is completely packed with items (including a painting made by Hitler) and I think a person with interest can spend a long time in here.
Written July 22, 2017
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Chris P
Oslo, Norway29 contributions
Nov 2020
For anyone with any interest in World War II history, this is a required stop. The owner has maybe Norway's most impressive collection of artifacts, including a flag flown by Crown Prince Olav as CINC of Norway's armed forces and the flag of the German warship Blucher the night she was sunk. Worth two hours.
Written November 13, 2020
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María
Quogue, NY43 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a very quirky but powerful museum with every piece of tangible evidence of the Nazi occupation of Norway during WWII. It contains loads of uniforms, insignia and weapons. The translations are a little quirky as well. But overall, well worth the visit. We were surprised.
Written September 13, 2019
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Magdalena S
Frankfurt, Germany33 contributions
Aug 2019
A must see in Svolvear. We went there when waiting for our trip to start and don't regret. The museum as some home-made feel (a few typos in the translations, glue sticked papers), but it is very informative and has an impressive collection of the pieces. Very fascinating and definitely important to understand in the context of Lofoten and the north Norway.
Written August 12, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lofoten Krigsminne Museum

Lofoten Krigsminne Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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