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Unlikely centre in lovley surroundings

First of all it is impressive that one decides to have a centre of this dimension off the beaten... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Bergen, Norway
Exceptional Museum

If you enjoy literature, and especially Norwegian literature, this museum is a must. The life of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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The Knut Hamsun Centre is located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the Glimma River in Presteid in Hamarøy Municipality in Northern Norway. The centre is situated in a beautiful cultural landscape surrounded by nature that remains virtually as...more
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

First of all it is impressive that one decides to have a centre of this dimension off the beaten track. But we found it a very much important centre for a greater understanding of Knut Hamsun's life and works. This controversial building we found great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you enjoy literature, and especially Norwegian literature, this museum is a must. The life of Nobel Prize winning author Knut Hamsun is well-presented. No exercise in hagiography--how could it be--the museum shows Hamsun for what he was, a towering figure of world literature and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This museum, with its AWESOME architecture, is dedicated to the life and writing of the Nobel Literature Price winner Knut Hamsun. Interesting to learn about this authors life and writing. The center is located on the beautiful "Hamarøy" peninsula, well worth a sightseeing tour too!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Truls J
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The story of Hamsunsenteret is not only about the Nobel Prize awarded author Knut Hamsun but also a story of Steven Holl's architecture, and the prosess of how it really was build. As long as the building is standing it will continue to take care...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Bjørn Henry M
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This Museum has a really nice architecture - that will be the first you will see. It is about the author Hamsun and you have letters as well as other documented material about him on different Levels of the Museum. The staff is very friendly...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Hamsundsenter is covering almost all aspects of the Nobellaureates life and doings, not trying to hide the not so glamorous aspects (the nazi sympaties) but also trying to show the human behind the fasade. Absolutely a place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank PerBaadnes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This museum building is spectacular seen from the outside. It blends nicely in with the Nordland-nature and is an architectural treasure. Every floor has exhibitions dedicated to different parts of Hamsun's life, and it is organized in a very instructive way. It is very interesting!...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jon Marius B
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Love this place. You can walk along for hours and days and never be bored. You can feel him,, and Marie. You get to know them personally. And the house looks like him. Funny. This place is a must. Run for it.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank 907espens
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a very informative museum dedicated to the life and works of the great and controversial norwegian writer Knut Hamsun. The museum building is alone worth the trip. It is a fantastic building designed by Steven Holl, and it adds a lot to the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

In the remote corners of the beautiful, Northern Norwegian landscape you can find this museum of one of Norway's biggest writers of all time. Not only does it have good exhibitions, but the architecture is in itself worth the trip. Also, quite surprisingly for such...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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