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The Borderland Museum

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Address: Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
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+47 78 99 48 80
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Our exhibitions reflects life and culture in the borderland between Norway,...

Our exhibitions reflects life and culture in the borderland between Norway, Russia and Finland, with a special emphasis on World War II.

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Interesting museum

The museum fits in a lot of exhibits into a small space. Most of the literature is translated into multiple languages.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum fits in a lot of exhibits into a small space. Most of the literature is translated into multiple languages.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Even with January snow this was easy enough to walk up to from town centre. Displays were multilingual and informative. Building overlooking a frozen lake. Worth a visit if you have time, reasonable coffee price too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

A small, but interesting small town museum, with a particular focus on world war 2 and the Norwegian resistance . Unfortunately, as a non-Norwegian language speaker, I didn't get as much out of the information signs as I would have liked. Some interesting local art as well.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Great historical time-line exhibition with further exhibitions on the iron ore trade and sami. Will occupy about two hours of time, Reasonably priced cafe and novel souvenirs.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I loved the Sami people history and culture that is still relevant today. Artifact's from the war, each with their own story. Lots to see here and definitely worth a visit.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is not a very fancy museum, however it really offers full and complete information on all the WW2 events in the border area between Russia, Norway and Finland. You will also learn a lot about mining in the area, and the indigenous Sami people. If you have a couple of hours free in Kirkenes, I definitely recommend a visit!

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Grimstad, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The museum focuses on different milestones before and after the World War II in the most northern border where Finnish, Norwegian and Russian were interact and affected by the war through the history. Many information is available in multiple languages, making this museum is really accessible for all. Some of them are actually poems related to the war. To understand... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very well laid out with plenty of reading as well as exhibits. Easy to walk to from the town centre. Cafes were well. Catered for

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This museum is a good walk from Kirkenes town centre. It gives an interesting insight into the political events that this region has gone through during its history, and puts into context the proximity with Russia, Sweden and Finland. The exhibits are accompanied by written text in several languages, including reflections from local people. Well worth a morning's visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This small museum is a must for visitors interested in Kirkines history especially during WW11. Within comfortable walking distance from town centre and has a good coffee shop.

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