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“Splendid museum”
Review of Hurtigruten Museum

Hurtigruten Museum
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Extremely interesting museum and especially as it has the original ship attached to it. How wierd it was to wander around this old ship and see how they really were - so much better that pictures. Only downside was it was freezing cold on the old ship. rest of museum was great sorry I didn't have enough time

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

My ship had only 45 minutes in the port of Stokmarknes but I used every minute to see as much of the Hurtigruten Museum as I could. Since I was sailing on the MS Finnmarken, it was very special to tour the decks of the 1956 MS Finnmarken and to wander among its passenger cabins, dining rooms and deck areas. I wish I would have had longer to fully read the fascinating materials presented about the history of the Coastal Express. As mentioned in other reviews, admission is free and there is a wonderful giftshop.

Thank hmmbirdpat
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you're travelling on the Hurtigruten, you'll be almost pushed into this museum at the 2 hour stop at Stokmarknes - but no bad thing.
10 years ago, it was small and had little of worth. Now it's a well-laid out and presented history of this fascinating 125 year old shipping line complete with old equipment, archive posters and mock-ups of areas of the old ships.
What makes it special is one of the old ships hauled up onto the quayside which is in the (slow) process of renovation. You can walk all over the ship and marvel at the different conditions 50+ years ago compared to the luxury you're experiencing now!
By the time you've got off your boat, you don't really have enough time to fully explore this museum and ship, so make a run for it!

1  Thank empathology
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We only had an hour here when we called in on our southbound Hurtigruten voyage (but free admission as passengers!). The museum packs in a lot of interesting exhibits about the history of Hurtigruten and we could easily have spent longer here. Worth a visit if you are interested in maritime history and the Coastal Express in particular.

Thank Alwrites
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Good museum and with free admission for any Hurtigruten cruise passenger. However time is limited by the vessel's delivery scheduled time.
Learn about the history of the pre UPS, DHL, FEDEX, telegraph and internet times and how the numerous inland islands of Norway was connected to civilization, by the daily scheduled run of these delivery cargo ships (similar to the USA stage coaches and railroad). The enterprise was so successful that by the early 20th century, Richard With, the founder started Norwegian American Line Cruises.
These days this enterprise is subsidized by the Norway government with emphasis on tourism. All Norway is very proud of this freight/tourist service. However, prices are incredibly high up in the stratosphere that very few Norwegians could afford to use it. Most cruisers are foreigners. Beer costs US$11.00 and a glass of wine costs US15.00 . Cruise ship has an arrogant attitude and not very friendly.

Thank nenf
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