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“Too little time”

Trondenes Historical Centre
Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Harstad
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Owner description: The Centre is located alongside Trondenes church on the Trondenes peninsula, a cultural heritage landscape marked by the Viking era, Middle Ages and Word War II. The exhibitiion provides an exiting insight into the history of Harstad and Hinnoy region with emphasis on the Viking era. The story is told through a unique multimedia show, featuring vision, music, light and smell. Opening hours Off season: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 14.00 Sunday 11.00 - 16.00, Saturday closed High season medio june - medio august: all days 10.00 - 17.00 Closed on public holidays and national holidays
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 24, 2013

An enjoyable museum, extremely well set out, with some lovely artefacts. A well designed route takes you through Trondenes through the ages from the founding of the church to the German occupation in the 1940s and beyond. The thirty minutes we had did not do the place justice; 1 -2 hours is better.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Fascinating museum to visit! Excellent Viking history as well as history of the area and Greenland. Museum is well laid out for visiting---everything "flows". The medieval Trondenes Church is next door, so you could easily spend a couple hours here. There is also a very nice café and gift book/shop. Try to avoid getting here before 945am as the Hurtigruten ship has an excursion to the museum early morning and the museum can be very crowded before that time.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is maybe the best historical museum in North Norway, no less! Great focus on Viking age with lots of artifacts, (an old sacrificial cauldron!), reconstitutions, paintings, photos, film...As said, I enjoyed the viking part the most but there are also nice parts on the colonization of Greenland (as a local priest participated), the building of the town in the XIXth century and a great part about the War!

The souvenir shop is very very good too, the settings are stunning, and the Trondenes Church, the old Graveyard, the old German bunker and the Adolf Canon aren't too far. There is also a path that leads you to the remains of an old Viking camp (with signs) and all in all the Nature is amazingly beautiful there.

From town it takes about 30 Minutes for someone in good shape to make it, so please, don't hesitate!

P.s: Some modern, temporary exhibitions are also available on the second floor.

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