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“For History Buffs, Do Not Miss” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Narvik War Museum

Narvik War Museum
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Narvik
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Narvik War Museum opens its new exhibitions in a new building on July 7th 2016. Narvik War Museum is a continuation of the former Nordland Rode Kors Krigsminnemuseum. The museum has a large collection from WWII. The museum tells the stories of WWII in North Norway and the dramatic fight for Narvik i 1940. The museum has section devoted to universal questions related to war and human rights. The quality and design of the exhibition is exquisite and must be experienced!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Waimea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“For History Buffs, Do Not Miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

I have a strong interest in World War II history because I recently completed the English-language translation of the autobiography of Mitsuo Fuchida, leader of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This museum has displays and exhibits that explain Germany's invasion and conquest of Norway and subsequent defeat. Several of my Norwegian friends said that all Norwegians could be speaking German today except for a few key incidents that resulted in Allied victory.

The exhibits also explain how neutral Sweden, from which Norway gained independence only in 1905, was not so neutral in 1942. The torture instruments used by Norwegians against fellow Norwegians are stark reminders of what happened only 70 years ago.

Visited June 2012
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Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Interesting museum about the dramatic local WW2 history. Perfect for a rainy day.

Visited July 2012
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Braunston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth seeing.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

War museum which will tell you all about the fascinating and tragic tale of Narvik and Norway at war. English spoken and English translations to pieces.

Visited February 2012
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Berlare, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

just called in for a quick half hour, didnt have enough time to study everything in the museum, but what i did see was of great interest.plenty of war time relics around the place.gave you a feel of how it must have been

Visited December 2011
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“A Museum full of history about the Second World War worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2010

A huge collection in a relatively small place an amazing amount of german uniforms. An amazing variety of photos,letters, pictures and small peices that the Nazis produced. An interesting visit made me realise how little i know about this war.

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