The exhibition gives you an insight into how life was like in Spitsbergen, both outside and inside, for the polar hunter Hilmar and his wife. The museum also includes a small exhibition about the history of the Pomor Trade in Vesterålen.
The museum also has an exhibition that offers insight into the unique geology of the island of Andøya. The Ramså range includes the newest rocks on land in Norway, and inside the museum you can also see a cast of the locally found fossil of an Ichthyosaurus from the Jurassic period.
“Island Museum” (Øymuseet) is part of both the Polar Museum and Artscape Nordland. German artist Raffael Rheinsberg has used a garage to display objects found during his tours of Andøya, objects that people have thrown away, or that have been washed ashore on the island. “Island Museum” confirms that Rheinsberg has rightly been referred to as an “every day archaeologist”.
In the village Risøyhamn there is a small outdoor museum with five buildings. The market “Risøyhamnmartnaden” takes place here every year.
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