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The Borderland Museum

Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 99 48 80
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Visit if you have spare time

Another museum yes. If you are interested in local history or wwII history it is worth your time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug R
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Respect for war veterans

To have been part of the battle of Kirkenes back in those days through the pictures and photos,the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johannes A. B
Witbank, South Africa
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Our exhibitions reflects life and culture in the borderland between Norway, Russia and Finland, with a special emphasis on World War II.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 99 48 80
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another museum yes. If you are interested in local history or wwII history it is worth your time to visit. Has interesting WWII section. not large and one to two hours would be sufficient. In winter closes at 2 pm. If you are in downtown...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To have been part of the battle of Kirkenes back in those days through the pictures and photos,the real size warplane remained me off how precious peace is, and we must protect it,without a war

Thank Johannes A. B
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Very poignant in relation to the second world war and a fitting tribute to the people involved during the years of hardship and war. Well displayed in several languages and great gallery of Sami artists work.

Thank Julie F
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was an incredible interesting museum. The choice of display and its' accompanying texts were impressive. Kirkenes was the most bombed city in all of Europe during 2WW - mostly by the Russians to fight the Germans. When the Germans withdrew, they burned almost everything...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

18 minute walk from town which isn't very far and the walk is really nice. The staff there are really friendly. The museum tells you about WW2 and had some interesting information. There's a lovely little gallery upstairs with the most beautiful artwork. There's a...More

1  Thank StephiFord88
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Great exhibition, especially on world war two. Incredible what the Norwegians went through and how they have bounced back. Housed in beautiful modern building.

Thank John P
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This was pleasant walk from our hotel and one of the more interesting stops on our trip to Norway. This museum brings to life issues faced by people living in a place where the border changes without their input and where their geographic location places...More

Thank critic94107
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Well worth visiting and good value, but as seems to be common in Norwegian museums, the English material is not well translated, nor easy to associate with exhibits. Bus from the hurtigruten quay if you ask - 30 NOK one way. Gripping exhibits of Russian-German...More

Thank ozzertjie
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

If you are at all interested in the history of the area and how Kirkenes came to be then you should visit this nice little museum. It has good displays on Sami life, the early days of the town and under the Germans in WW2...More

Thank Altraveller
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Look at the map, and you understand you are almost in Russia. The culture and the people have always cooperated - much of the culture come from the east. The eastern sami people with own language - go to the new museum in Neiden! -...More

1  Thank Bjørn Casper H
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Janet B
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Detlev B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in summer so we walked from the THON Hotel which was about 45 minutes.