Nordland Museum – Bodø

+47 75 50 35 00

Season and opening hours:

mon-fri 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
10.06 and 11.06 open 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
summer season 2017: 17.06 – 27.08 open daily 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

City museum in Bodø closed from desember 1th 2017
We are rebuilding the first floor at the museum.
The museum will be closed in the periode of desember 1th. 2017 and will reopen medio April 2018.


Nordland Museum – Bodø

The Nordland Museum, dating from 1903, is among the oldest surviving buildings in the centre of Bodø. The exhibitions here cover the Viking Age, the Sami, the Lofoten fisheries and “our town”. In addition, there is an interesting dry aquarium in the cellar.

On the surface Bodø appears to be a young town with a short history. But in reality it has a rich past. Before the Second World War Bodø was a busy little coastal town with canneries, steamship wharf, shops, offices and everything you expect to find in a town. The town boundary was just two streets behind the museum.

About one thousand years ago a large hoard of silver was hidden in a rocky slope not far from the centre of Bodø. The treasure was discovered in 1919 and contained the largest ring brooch known from the Viking Age and Iron Age.

Inside the museum a Sami turf hut has been built and is surrounded by an exhibition of Sami life and culture. There is a magic drum here – a rare exhibit which we are proud to have in our collection.

The Lofoten fisheries have been very important for the people of North Norway. The exhibition shows fishing equipment and how the families at home lived.



10.June and 11. June open 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

Summer season 17. June – 27. August 2017:
Daily 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m

Rest of the year until og december 2017 : Monday – Friday  09:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m
Closed until medio april 2018 due to rebuilding of the museum.


Ticket prices
Adult kr.60,-
Groups (min 10 pers) kr.40,-
Child/student kr.10,-


GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:
N 67° 16.913′, E 14° 22.942′

WGS 84 – desimal:
67.28189, 14.38236


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