Hurtigruten Museum Opens On 28 August
Culture Minister Abid Raja is making the official opening of the Hurtigruten Museum. The opening ceremony takes place on August 28 and starts at 14:00, with a number of specially invited guests.
Hadsel municipality and a number of partners are preparing for a large-scale folk festival and celebration of the new museum this weekend. The programme for the festival will come later, from Hadsel municipality.
“We have built, renovated, polished, created new exhibitions and developed new ideas. We have worked hard to create a unique arena for dissemination of history. We’re finally ready to open. MS Finnmarken got its protection, Museum Nord has got a fantastic arena to convey the history in, Stokmarknes, Vesterålen, Northern-Norway – yes, Norway has got its Hurtigruten Museum!”
Museum Nord is a non-profit, government-supported organisation within the national museum network, operating 21 different museum units in northern Nordland. Museum Nord contributes to the collection and documentation of historic sites and objects, carrying out research, and disseminating and promoting the cultural and natural history of Ofoten, Vesterålen and Lofoten. In this context the museum works towards the preservation of archaeological and architectural buildings and monuments, physical environments of cultural significance, and the region’s intangible cultural heritage.