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Rana Museum

Fridtjof Nansens gate 22, Mo i Rana 8622, Norway
+47 75 11 01 33
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Both art and "iron history" for the same price.

A remarkable small museum, which not only has a very interesting exhibition about the development... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Art2911
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Oslo, Norway
A sweet little museum

This museum was extremely interesting in understanding that this part of Norway is more than just... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
jane_9758
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Romford, United Kingdom
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RANA MUSEUM Regional museum with two departments, cultural history and natural history. A part of HELGELAND MUSEUM. Exhibitions and collections with focus on the Rana area and Helgeland. Art Gallery with changing exhibitions. Stenneset open-air museum: collection of buildings from the 18th og 19th century, centered around an old local vicarage. Exhibition of farming tools and machinery. Guided tours in summer season. Open restaurant in July. Bredek mountain farm, idyllic traditional farm situated off the beaten track inside Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. Open a feww weeks in July. Language Texting in the exhibitions are generally in Norwegian, some in English and German. The museum staff answers questions and provides guiding in English upon request. Sites: Rana museum is spread out in Rana municipality. The cultural history department is found in Museumsgarden in the centre of Mo, between the Meyer Park and the main pedestrian street. The natural history department is at same location. Stenneset Open-Air-Museum and heritage site, about 2 km from city Centre, is reached by following road R12 to Basmoen. Bredek mountain farm is situated above Bjollanes in the Dunderland valley, at the gateway to Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park. (reached on foot only fram parking by E6. Marked Hiking-trail).
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20 Jul 2017
“Both art and "iron history" for the same price.”
21 Aug 2016
“A sweet little museum”
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Fridtjof Nansens gate 22, Mo i Rana 8622, Norway
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

A remarkable small museum, which not only has a very interesting exhibition about the development of the iron industry in Rana, but also had an excellent art exhibition by contemporary artist Mette Grindstad Fryen. Run there before the exhibitions are closed!

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This museum was extremely interesting in understanding that this part of Norway is more than just the gateway to the Arctic Circle. Now I know who Ole Tobias Olsens was and how he shaped this area.

Thank jane_9758
Cecilie J, Informasjonssjef at Rana Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for visiting! Welcome back!

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Agree with another reviewer - very little to see, for NOK 30.-/person. Yes, I agree to "dusty" (meaning old fashioned and uninspiring) exhibition about the old times. Had hoped a lot for this part. Especially since the trading was so intence with the new settlers...More

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Cecilie J, Informasjonssjef at Rana Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback. I'm sorry our exhibits were not in your area of interests at this time. We have several times in the past had exhibits on the trade with Sweden and will probably have more on this in the...More

Reviewed 25 March 2016

Went there with the family, met by friendly, helpful staff (who can give great recommendations about what to do in the area.) The exhibition felt a bit dusty. They do have art exhibitions once in a while.

Thank 363martin
Cecilie J, Informasjonssjef at Rana Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for visiting, welcome back! We have since opened two new permanent exhibitions.

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