The Lofoten War Memorial Museum probably offers Norway´s most extensive collection of uniforms and smaller objects from the second World War. Most likely, this is in fact one of the world´s largest collections of this kind!
The Museum gives a balanced perspective from a very dramatic time periode, from 1940 til 1945. Many rare objects and photos/prints from the war can be found in the collection of the Lofoten War Memorial Museum. Even a library with a large amount of literature and originale prints from the second World War is available here.
The "Lofoten raid" has it´s own exhibition room at the museum.
The exhibitions are quite "un-informally" in their structure. Still, it is of high importance to present the context and each object with respect. Visitors may spend hours studying the details of the exhibitions – or in a relatively short time get a good over-view of this part of world history.
Located in the centre of Svolvær, between the Lofoten Kulturhus and the Hurtigruten (Coastal steamer) pier, the museum is easily accessible. Welcome!
Opening Hours 2021:
1 Jan–31 Jan: Only open on request
1 Feb–31 Dec: Daily 1830–2200
Closed on Christmas eve
1 June– 30 September:
Visit outside opening hours can be booked
at +47 917 30 328
Due to Covid-19 changes may occur. Thank you
Adult 100 NOK
Child (age 7–15) 30 NOK
Group per person 80 NOK (min 12 ppl)