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North Norwegian Boat Museum and Center for preservation of Cultural Heritage

Address: Hellarbogen, 9470 Gratangen Show map

Address: Hellarbogen, 9470 Gratangen

In beautiful Gratangen, 50 km north of Narvik, you will find the boat museum. The museum has the world's largest collection of the Nordlands boat, and the oldest boat is from 1825.

Boat museum

In the early coastal community the boat was the most important item a man could own. The boat was the life blood for the entire community and provided food to the household.

The boat was used for calling the midwife, priest or the sheriff, and also for social arrangements.

The boat ownership was specialized, and the size and look of the boats was depending the use, on traditions, and the financial situation of the families. Hence the Nordland boats varied in size, and the museums many boats reflects this variation.

In beautiful Gratangen, 50 km north of Narvik, you will find the boat museum. The museum has the world's largest collection of Nordland boats, and the oldest boat is from 1825.


Preservation of cultural heritage

Preservation of boats and ships through secure floating and active use describes the form of preserving that is carried out. In Norway there are three national preservation centers, they are in Norheimsund, Kristiansand and in Gratangen.

The centers are working to secure, maintain and develop professional competence in vessel protection.

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About this activity

  • Phone number
    +47 77 02 03 70
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  • Opening hours
    The Boat Museum: In the period 1 June - 30 September Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00 – kl 18.00 Monday: Closed The museum can also be opened at request. The Center for Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Monday – Friday: 08.00 – 16.00 Saturday – Sunday: Closed For a guided tour at the center you are welcome to call and reserve time.
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