Åpent / opening hours 2021


Sted / Address: Trondenesveien 122, 9404 Harstad 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Billett / entrance fee: vinter/winter: 90,-/45,-. Sommer/summer: kr. 125,- / 60,-
Norsk info / norwegian info: Trondenes Historiske Senter og Trondenes Middelaldergård

Experience 1000 years of Harstad region’s history through a comprehensive exhibition that ranges from the Stone Age to the 1950s with a focus on the Vikings, the Middle Ages and the 2nd World War. Outside, you find the Trondenes medieval farm where you are introduced to daily life around the year 1200, with its buildings, acre and livestock.

Åpningstider høst, vinter og vår / Opening hours outside summer season

  • mandag/Monday - fredag/Friday 11:00-15:00. lørdag/Saturday - søndag/Sunday 11:00-16:00.
  • Stengt på helligdager / closed during holidays
  • NB: Trondenes Middelaldergård er stengt fram til 20.06.2021. / Note: The Medieval Farm is closed until 20.06.2021. 

Åpningstider / Opening hours sommer/summer 20.06 - 15.08 2021: Daglig åpent / open daily at 11:00-16:00



Open by prior arrangement +47 77018380 / booking@stmu.no


S/S "ANNA ROGDE", sailship 

Hjemmekai/ Main pier: Merkurveien 21 / Gansåsbotn, Harstad 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 920 18 848 / E-mail katie@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: annarogde150.no

“Anna Rogde” from 1868 the world’s oldest schooner. She is Norway’s fifth tallest sailship and the only one to hail from Northern Norway. Anna Rogde is a unique maritime cultural treasure and protected by the National Directorate for Cultural Heritage. On board you can experience history, sailing, visit hidden beaches or simply enjoy food and drinks in maritime settings.

GRYTØY BYGDETUN, open air museum

Sted / Address: Lundenes, Grytøy 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/grytoybygdetun

The farm museum with its six buildings and over 4000 objects, is one of the best preserved of its kind in Northern Norway. The mail building dates from 1770, with an extension wing dating from 1824. It was landmarked already in 1942. The museum opened in the 1960s displaying furinure, musical instruments, farm tools and other objects of use from the last century.

Åpningstider 2021: 

Lørdager 1100-1400 fra 26. juni til og med 14. august.


HELLEREN KRAFTVERKSMUSEUM, hydro power plant museum 

Sted / Address: Grovfjord, Tjeldsund
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/hellerenkraftverksmuseum

The Helleren electricity museum is an important example of industrial history. It was commissioned in 1958. But the machinery, turbine and generator date from 1905-1907 and are unique in Norway. It is a lowpressure station and the dimensions are enormous. Next to the old plant one finds today’s facilities. The contrast between these two illustrate the rapid technological development over the last 100 years.



Sted / Address: Hemmestad, Kvæfjord 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/hemmestadbrygge

The trading post at Hemmestad was licensed by the King in 1798 but had already been a long-established hub for trade. From here transport vessels sailed to Bergen several times a year. The old pier house is intact with boutique, trading post and post office. The museum tells about coastal history and trade as well as the role of women in the old fisher-farmer society.

Åpningstider 2021: 

Tirsdag-søndag: 1100-1700 fra 23. juni til 13. august. Mandager stengt. 



Sted / Address: Kjøtta, Harstad
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no

Norsk info: Brygga ble bygget rundt 1880 av rederen Isak Rogde da han begynte sin virksomhet på Kjøtta. Brygga var satt opp av materialer fraktet med skonnerten «Anna Rogde». Det ble saltet fisk i første etasje, mens arbeidsfolk hadde soverom i andre. Øverste etasje fungerte som lager. Kjøttabrygga er for tiden ikke åpen for publikum.

English info: Kjøtta pier house was built around 1880 by shipowner Isak Rogde when he started his business on the island. The building was constructed with material transported by schooner “Anna Rogde”. Fish was salted on the ground floor, while workers had their bedrooms on the floor above. The top floor served as a storage area. The pier house is currently not open to the public.

KRAMBUVIKA, rural museum 

Sted / Address: Soløy, Lavangen
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/krambuvikabygdemuseum

The main building “Sverrebrygga” is a pier house with café, an old shop, a shoemaker’s workshop, and a large and varied exhibition of utensils. You also find a storage for fishing yarn, “Arthurbrygga “, where we show maritime objects, and not least the charming “Jennystua “ a furnished cottage from 1896. On the site there are also a boathouse and forge.

Åpningstider 2021

Søndager 1700-2000 fra og med 27. juni til 22. august.



Sted / Address: Industriveien 19, Borkenes
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no

Norsk info: Tidlig på 60-tallet etablerte lokale initiativtakere Kvæfjord Bygdetun ved Råelva. Skolestua fra Refsnes står intakt og klar for nye elever, med gamle pulter, bøker, vedovn og annet innbo. Rasch-stabburet er flyttet hit fra Vebostad, med to svalganger og stabbursloft. Her er også to bygdemøller med tømmervegger og torvtak. Møllesteinene ligger klare til bruk. 

English info:In the early 1960s, local initiators established Kvæfjord museum yard with historical buildings at the Rå river. The Refsnes school room is intact with old desks, books, fireplace and other utensils and seems to be ready for pupils. The Rasch granary has been moved here from Vebostad and includes gallery corridors and a loft. Here are also two countryside mills with timber walls and peat roofs. The millstones are ready for use.


Sted / Address: Sjøvegan sentrum, Salangen 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/lundbrygga

Sjøvegan has a long tradition in trading. Johan Falk Henriksen came here in 1864 and started his business with shop, warehouse, guest house, bakery and forge. Sjøvegan became a natural meeting point between coastal and inland culture in Salangen county. Lundbrygga was erected in the inter-war period and houses today a maritime collection, thematic exhibitions, and museum shop. 


Tirsdag-søndag 1100-1700 fra og med 1. juli til 13. august.


MELØYVÆR FORT, coastal fort from the Cold War

Sted / Address: Melæyvær, Harstad
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Meloyvaerfort

Meløyvær Fort, built in the 1980s, is set in a beautiful island location. It is the world’s most modern coastal fort and a monument from the Cold War. The canons are built under ground into 30-meter-deep facilities, which are equipped to be self-sufficient with water and electricity in a crisis. Both the command stands and cannon number 1 are normally open to the public on request, but closed this summer due to maintenance. 

Not open in 2021


OLE OTTESASTUA, open air museum

Sted / Address: Øvergård, Bjarkøy
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/oleottesastua

As a typical Northern Norwegian building from around 1870, the cottage gives a good idea of how we lived right up to the 1960s. Up to 9 people lived in this small house. The largest and finest room was only used during Christmas holidays. Ottesastua stands at the top of a large farming site from the Viking age, where the legendary Viking chieftain Tore Hund may have had his home 

SALANGEN BYGDETUN, country museum

Sted / Address: Prestbakken, Øvre Salangen
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/salangenbygdetun

In the 18th and 19th century, people from southern Norway moved to inner Troms. The Salangen museum farmstead illustrates a cultural blend between South, North and Sami. It consists of seven buildings, all of which were moved here from their original environment, a farmhouse, barn, storage buildings, stable, forge and mill. The farmhouse “Limostua” was built in 1870 and three of the other buildings are of Sami origin. 

SALANGSVERKET, ruins of iron ore industry 

Sted / Address: Langneset, Salangen 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Salangsverket 

The establishment of the Salangen factory was based on the discovery of iron ore at Storhaugen. Extraction and production of iron briquettes began in 1910 after only three years of construction. More than 600 people were working here. The vicinity grew into a centre with housing, cafes, hairdresser and shops. Already in 1912, the mine and factory closed. Today, the area is an open-air museum where you can be fascinated by imposing ruins witnessing an extraordinary industrial achievement.

SANDTORG BYNGDETUN, open air museum 

Sted / Address: Sørvik Harstad
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Salangsverket 

The museum with its six buildings and several artefacts, tells about the everyday life of the North Norwegian fisher farmer. The main house “Ursinstua” dates from around 1789 and the ochre coloured “Sheriff’s arrest “ dates from 1820. In addition, you find two so-called “low barns”, a stable and a forge on site of the idyllic yard.

SKIPPERGÅRDEN, rural museum 

Sted / Address: Hamnvik, Ibestad
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Skippergaarden

The skipper’s home has a characteristic u-shape, built in several stages over a long period of time. Originally it was built around 1760 for Jekte-skipper Søren M. Hass. In the middle of the 19th century, it was the sheriff ‘s home and from 1907 to 2000 a boarding school for students from the age of 14 till 20. On view are cultural-historical objects from the last hundred years and a display describing the school’s history.


Sted / Address: Skjærstad, Harstad
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Skjearstadsildoljefabrikk

The herring oil factory from 1922 was small but with state-of-the-art technical solutions for its times, driven by a steam engine of 17hp. Skjærstad is the only fully preserved herring oil factory in Norway from this period. Designed by engineer Agnar Kaarbø, it was only operative for six years and is now a monument of national technical-industrial heritage.


Sted / Address: Søndre Steinsland, Tjeldsund
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 77018380 / E-mail: booking@stmu.no
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/Steinslandklyngetun 

Southern Steinsland is a traditional cluster farmstead for collective use of land and facilities. Around 1850, most clusters were divided into single properties, making Steinsland farmstead a unique site. In “Aronstua” you will experience an authentic atmosphere from the 1920s. There is also a furnished as a shop and a barn with an exhibition about renowned author Regine Normann who briefly lived here. 

TRASTAD SAMLINGER, museum and gallery with outsider art

Sted / Address: Oscarsvei 6, 9475 Borkenes 
Kontakt oss / contact us: Tel.: +47 47977944 / +77018380
Billett hovedutstilling / entrance fee: kr 80,-/55,-/ barn gratis/ children free admission
Norsk info / norwegian info: stmu.no/trastadsamlinger

Pavilion 7 at former Trastad Gård/Northern Norway’s home for intellectually disabled residents is an authentic living and nursing home from 1966. Here you find a cultural history museum, Outsider Art Gallery and museum shop. The collections contain rich material from the institutional period, as well as an impressive collection of Norwegian and international Outsider Art.


KULTURSTIER / Cultural paths


Skallan - Rå, Kvæfjord

På kulturstien fra Skallan til Rå kan du oppleve gravhauger fra bronse- og jernalder, flotte steingjerder, gamle sommerfjøs med torvtak, for ikke å snakke om utsikten over fjorden. Her står naturopplevelsene i kø med beitemark, slåttemark, løvskog, furu og et yrende dyre- og fugleliv. Veien er tilrettelagt med gode stier, broer og benker. Skallan-Rå inngår i en eksklusiv liste over utvalgte kulturlandskap med størst nasjonal verdi.

Following the cultural historical trail from Skallan to Rå you find burial mounds from the Bronze and Iron Age, beautiful old stone fences and summer barns with peat roofs, not to mention the amazing view over the fjord. Here, nature experiences are lined-up with pastures and meadows, leafy trees, pine and a bustling animal and bird life. The trail is organized with good tracks, bridges and benches. Skallan-Rå is part of an exclusive group of cultural landscapes to be of greatest national value.

Kulturstien på Trondenes, Harstad

Ta en spasertur langs kulturstien på Trondenes. Her kan du se spor etter Asbjørn Selsbanes naust fra vikingtid, en sovjetisk krigsfangeleir fra 2.verdenskrig og ruiner fra Finnmarksbyen (1945-1951). På sommeren holder beitedyr kulturlandskapet ved like, og man kan oppleve et mangfoldig fugleliv ved Laugen.

Take a walk along the cultural historical trail at Trondenes. Here you find traces of Asbjørn Selsbane’s boathouse from the Viking Age, ruins of a camp for Russian prisoners of war from the Second World War and ruins from the so called «Finnmark village» built here for families who were forcily evacuated from Finnmark. The baracks were in use between 1945-1951. Today, grazing animals keep the cultural landscape at bay during summer, and you can experience a diverse bird life at Laugen pond.


Museumsdag i øyriket

Åpen dag på Grytøy Bygdetun og på Ole Ottesastua på Bjarkøy

Lørdag 26. juni 1100-1500


Sommersesong Trastad Samlinger

Åpent museum og galleri 29.6-25.7

Åpent galleri

Trastad Samlinger holder åpent galleri 29. mai. 

Utstilling og foredrag

Vi inviterer til foredrag med filmklipp i utstillingen "Forelsket og foraktet – norske kvinner og tyske soldater". Dato: 04.05, 07.05, 10.05, 25.05 og 27.05

"Anna Rogde" inviterer til seilas i Tore Hunds kjølvann
  • Tur 1: 1.august, avgang Harstad - ankomst Bodø 6.august 2021
  • Tur 2: 8.august, avgang Bodø - ankomst Steinkjer 15.august 2021
Kurs i tilstandsanalyse 2.-4. desember

Målgruppe for kurset er handverkere, ansatte i forvaltningen, eiere av kulturhistoriske bygg og andre som planlegger eller er i gang med restaureringsprosjekter. 

Dagens foredrag på Trondenesdagene er avlyst.

Foredraget i dag kl 13.30 på Trondenes Historiske Senter med Elisabeth Andersen om kalkmaleriene i Trondenes kirke er avlyst. 

Trondenesdagene, lunsjforedrag 28.10

Cecilia Gustavsen foredrar om Trosskiftet på Trondenes Historiske Senter under Trondenesdagene 2020. 

Trondenesdagene, lunsjkonsert 30.10

Duo Lind-Hanssen & Lundemo står for lunsjkonsert på Trondenes Historiske Senter under Trondenesdagene 2020. 

Høstferie på Trondenes Middelaldergård

Vi har et utvidet program 7. - 9. oktober!