We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms

Review Highlights
Informative and well equipped

Although a small museum, I was surprised about the good way of displaying ancient history of the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Pierre S
,
Tananger, Norway
via mobile
interesting museum

This was an interesting museum to visit and to see how Hammerfest was affected during the war and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
claireym50
,
Helston, United Kingdom
Read all 48 reviews
22
All photos (22)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good47%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ww ii”(3 reviews)
“film”(3 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-3°
Nov
-2°
-6°
Dec
-3°
-7°
Jan
Contact
Kirkegata 21 | Postboks 1224, Hammerfest 9616, Norway
Website
+47 78 40 29 30
Call
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This museum tells the story of how the northernmost part of Norway was forcibly evacuated and burned to the ground in late 1944 and early 1945, and how people came back and started to rebuild their towns, fishing villages and country hamlets. This is done...More

6  Thank Knut H
Reviews (48)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
13
14
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
13
14
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ww ii well worth a visit film tower childhood footage exhibits post hardships policy stories text germans ww2 information port town
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Although a small museum, I was surprised about the good way of displaying ancient history of the Finnmark region and the history of Hammerfest, with a focus on the German occupation and the reconstruction after WW II. A definitive plus are the rooms displaying the...More

4  Thank Pierre S
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear Pierre, thank you so much for taking the time to visit our museum - and to write this statement on tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you had a good time with us and took the opportunity to learn about the history of...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

This was an interesting museum to visit and to see how Hammerfest was affected during the war and how it was rebuilt. There was a film to watch that was really useful.

Thank claireym50
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear claireym50, thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you found our museum interesting and worth visiting. You are always most welcome back, whenever you come to Hammerfest. Best regards Doris and the rest of the museum staff

Reviewed 26 July 2018

The entrance to this museum was light and airy with a spacious café and an old-style gift shop. The museum itself was well set out and very interesting, helped by the addition of all information in both English and German as well as Norwegian. There...More

Thank s3aview
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear s3aview, thank you very much for your nice review! We appreciate you taking the time to visit our museum, and to write the review on tripadvisor. We truly enjoy reading when our guests had a good time with us and we hope we will...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Nice, historically educative exhibition. In a relatively short time you can gain basic knowledge about history of Hammerfest.

Thank PetarBata
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hei PetarBata. Thanks a lot for your visit and for taking the time to rate us on tripadvisor. It is truly appreciated. You are always most welcome back to our museum, whenever you are in Hammerfest. Sincerely, Doris / head of guest relations

Reviewed 10 February 2018

Good film and exhibits about the devastation during WW11 and the subsequent hardship during the lengthy reconstruction. The prefab houses were remarkably similar to those in the UK which can be seen at the Avoncroft museum in Bromsgrove.

Thank John M
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear John. Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind review. You are always most welcome back to visit our museum again whenever you come to Hammerfest. Best regards, Doris / head of guest relations

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and North Troms - the museum commemorates the war and the scorched-earth policy of Hammerfest by the retreating Nazis during WW2 and it's reconstruction. During the war 50,000 people from the North were forced to evacuate to the south,...More

Thank AddieHeidenDK
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Adele, thank you very much for your visit and your review of our museum. We love to hear that you had a good time and that you recommend it to other travellers. You're always welcome back :-) Very best Doris and the rest of...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

As my mother grew up in Northern Troms and was only 9 years old when the Germans chased her family off their farm and burnt it down, this was a heart-wrenching journey through her childhood. Simple but "real" exhibits, informative text and a good movie...More

1  Thank JornBerg
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hei Jørn. Thank you very much for your visit and for recommending us here on tripadvisor. You're always welcome back to our museum. Very best Doris and the rest of the staff

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and North Troms aims to convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of WW11. It is a treasure house of stories. GO SEE!

1  Thank PTM_47
Doris W, Kundeansvarlig at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Paddy, thank you very much for your visit and for recommending our museum. We appreaciate you leaving a review on tripadvisor and gladly welcome you back whenever you are around. Very best Doris and the rest of the staff

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a few hours to spend in port and walked up to the local church was all that was left standing after the Germans retreated during the war. On the way we passed the museum of Reconstructon for Finnmark and North Troms.It was an...More

1  Thank Jandmb255060
Doris W, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Jandmb255060, thank you very much for your visit and your kind review of our museum. We are happy to read that the Museum Of Reconstruction fulfilled its purpose to absorbing its visitors into the hirstory of Finnmark and North-Troms. It's always pleasant to read...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We really enjoyed the museum but after the first few months exhibits everything was exclusively in Norwegian! Small explanations in other languages would have helped our understanding of the Norwegian trials during WWII.More

Thank ronniev687
Doris W, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear ronniev687. Thank you very much for your visit and your review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our exhibition interesting. I am very sorry to hear that you obviously werent given our brochure in English, which...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Scandic Hammerfest
86 reviews
.13 km away
Thon Hotel Hammerfest
176 reviews
.27 km away
Turistua
3 reviews
.51 km away
Smarthotel Hammerfest
75 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 18 nearby restaurants
Niri Sushi & Dinner
124 reviews
.14 km away
Qa spiseri
159 reviews
.24 km away
Du Verden Matbar
121 reviews
.53 km away
Kaikanten Bar og Spiseri
64 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
The Polar Bear Society
205 reviews
.30 km away
Hammerfest Tourist Information
69 reviews
.29 km away
Hammerfest Church
89 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines