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LOCATION Norway

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2020

BUDGET €13,200,000

SUMMARY

The small town of Stokmarknes on the Vesterålen archipelago on Norway’s northwest coast is famous as the headquarters of the Hurtigruten shipping line. Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 to operate voyages along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, and still does to this day. In 1999, the Hurtigruten Museum became the new home of the old MS Finnmark after the ship ceased operations on this important route. Engineering firm Peab in collaboration with Oslo-based LINK Arkitektur will create a renewed Hurtigruten Museum for the MS Finnmark. Built in 1956, the MS Finnmark has been described as the world’s biggest museum artefact, and will be the centrepiece of the new visitor experience. Work will be undertaken to restore the existing buildings on site so that the entire museum will be renovated. And a new glass and steel building will house the ship indoors for the first time, protecting it from the harsh elements. Kvorning Design and Bright Norway have been selected to create the new exhibition design for the space. Construction is due to begin in April 2019, with occupation slated for spring 2020. (Updated 9 July, 2019)

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CONTACTS

Hurtigruten Museum

Nordnesveien 536
Stokmarknes 8450
Norway


May-Britt Grytvik
Museum Administrator
+47 950 92 509
may.britt.grytvik@museumnord.no

Lina Vibe
Museum Director
+47 902 19 821
lina.vibe@museumnord.no

Geir Are Johansen
Museum Nord Director
+47 908 72 950
geir.are.johansen@museumnord.no

Kvorning Design & Communication

Njalsgade 21E, 3. sal, Pakhus 5
Copenhagen South 2300
Denmark

+45 3393 9353
Arne Kvorning
Principal
arne@kvorning.dk

Peab Construction (Norway)

Strandveien 17
Lysaker 1366
Norway

+46 725 33 34 84
Kajsa Jacobsson
Press Officer
kajsa.jacobsson@peab.se

Link Arkitektur (Norway)

Kirkegata 4
Oslo N-0153
Norway

+47 41 55 98 40
Leif Øie
CEO, Norway
loe@linkarkitektur.no