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Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms

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Address: Kirkegata 21 | Postboks 1224, Hammerfest 9616, Norway
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A great deal of information can be found in this museum. Although much of the text is in Norwegian, there are 'prompt sheets' in various languages located around the build. Well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great deal of information can be found in this museum. Although much of the text is in Norwegian, there are 'prompt sheets' in various languages located around the build. Well worth a visit

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Hammerfest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Since I was born in november 1945, this museum tells a lot about the people and what they did when they returned to their homes that was totally destroyed and burned in autumn 1944. In 1946, they started building, and they live in all kinds of "houses" during the first years. After a few years most of the houses and... More 

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Caddington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This museum opened up so much more of the history of this period of the 20th c and all that went on in this lovely reconstructed town. We learnt so much more about the events of the later end of the 2nd World War occupation and the scorched earth policy.

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Amman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Interesting museum covering the history of Hammerfest during and after WWII. Excellent quality, but could do with some more introduction. It feels a bit like you're "thrown into" the exhibit and are expected to know a lot of the basics already. If you are new to Norwegian history it might be worth trying to ask for a guide.

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Apeldoorn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This museum tells the story about Hammerfest and it's reconstruction after the 2nd world war. They have a interesting collection of photo's and video's about the nazi occupation. Certainly worth a visit.

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Hammerfest, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

When visiting Hammerfest, you must visit this museum. An excellent and informational exhibition about The local history.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you want to experience how the people of northern Troms and Finnmark survived after WW II, this is the place to visit. Here you will see how it was to live after WW II, when everything was gone. No houses, no infrastructure, no docks/quays. All was either burned down or blasted away with explosives during the retreat of german... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum and the interactive installations. The history of Hammerfest and its rebuilding is very interesting - particularly the construction of homes.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

I was not particularly looking forward to visiting this museum as the name 'Museum of Reconstruction' did not fill me with excitement. However, I was completely absorbed by the exhibitions and displays inside and stories of WWII were very moving. Although not all of the displays were in English, there were plastic translation cards which we carried around with us.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This museum is excellent, it shows what happened to Hammerfest during WWII and how it was rebuilt. The original film footage is very moving and shows how strong the community and Norweigens are. Definitely worth a visit.

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