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“Must be seen in its historic context”
Review of Nordkappmuseet

Nordkappmuseet
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Honningsvag
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A cultural and historical museum, which presents the local history and culture at Magerøya in Finnmark.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The town of Honningsvag is naturally en-route to Nordkapp: at the foot of the modern road to the Cape.
The museum must be set in its historic context.
People to do not realise the wartime significance of this area. The town was wiped out by the 'scorched earth' policy. Returning citizens settles in the Church - just about all that was left - and rebuilt over the years.
One must remember the Atlantic convoys - so well documented in the Nordapp centre.
As a municipal and maritime authority - the area is extremely important.
Whilst the town and the shop and museum are a major cruise-ship venue for the North Cape, this has to be expected.
Spend time in the museum and respect what it recalls. Don't forget that Honningsvag was powered for a while by the generator from the Tirpitz!
Be advised, if travelling by road, that parking is difficult and we were unable to work the parking machines.

4  Thank Rickcs
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Feels much larger than it is; very well-executed mix of art, artifact, and history. Paints a vivid picture of what it's like to live in Honningsvag.

Harrowing pictures and stories of the evacuation and destruction of Honningsvag in World War II. Amazing stories of the sewing machine that survived the war, and of Bamse, the famous sea dog (complete with statue outside). Fun collection of local, Northern Norway memorabilia and artifacts, including a sailboat. Interesting and educational special exhibit on John Savio, a Sami artist.

Friendly, helpful staff spoke excellent English.

5  Thank Louis D
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A short walk from the Hurtigruten dock to this museum. Just before arriving at the information center around the corner, climb the stairs to the museum entrance.

Besides featuring Bamse the dog, see an explanation of the Nazi evacuation of the town, photos of the terrible destruction the Nazis inflicted, a 5 minute video explaining why Norway has such bountiful sea life, and old fishing boat, a living room reproduction, the interesting story of how an old knitting machine survived the war, and a history of Nordkapp including old photos.

6  Thank 828TJA
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Interesting little museum depicting the history of the local area and struggle throughout the war. Artefacts relating to fishing , small boat, whale bones, dried fish etc. Art display and shop downstairs. Worth a visit . statue of BAMSE the sea dog outside.

6  Thank tezpil
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Decided to call in to the museum when we called into port on our hurtigruten cruise. Rather a quaint little museum, lots of pictures and some artifacts connected to the area. As with everything in Norway, expensive to get in, 50k each, but worth it

5  Thank alisdair t
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