Rana municipality has a fascinating and varied history, which the exhibitions at MOment, the new museum in Mo i Rana’s town centre, reveal in the form of a multi-sensory experience. In addition, at Stenneset open-air museum you can stroll amongst 20 historic buildings, while the mountain farm at Brenek is a popular hiking destination.

Lysvegg-i-Moment-Rana Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Industrial history, war history and natural history

MOment is a striking building in the heart of Mo i Rana that houses the Rana Museum. While there is a special focus on industrial history, you will also find a luminous wall that highlights the wildlife of Nordland, Arctic animals and much more.

There is also an exhibition that tells the local story of Nazi Germany’s occupation of Norway. The story of that bloody chapter describes how horribly mistreated Soviet prisoners of war were forced to build the stretch of railway between Mo i Rana and Dunderland, 45 km to the south, which was to be part of the Nordland railway line. In the valley of Dunderlandsdalen the Germans had several prisoner-of-war camps housing Russians and Poles.

Bredek mountain farm

Bredek-fjellgård-Rana Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Bredek mountain farm, which had been inhabited since the 1830s, was abandoned in 1965. Today the old traditional farm, idylically situated just inside the Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park, is under the auspices of Rana Museum and is a favoured hiking destination for locals as well as tourists. It requires about an hour’s hike from Bjøllånes or Stormdalshei along highway E6. These trailheads are situated about 40 km north of Mo i Rana.

Stenneset open-air museum

Stenneset friluftsmuseum bygningen sett forfra på sommeren Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

At Stenneset you can wander amongst 20 historic buildings dating from 1750–1890, which have been brought to the open-air museum from all over Rana. The main house and centrepiece of the museum, however, is a white vicarage from the 1780s that also originally stood here. Stenneset is situated along route Fv12, about 8 km from the town centre of Mo i Rana. Take the turnoff onto the road called Gamle Nesnavei.

Contact

Phone: +47 96 01 45 47
krbr@helmus.no
Hjemmeside: helgelandmuseum.no/
Facebook: ranamuseum

Rana museum:
June 25th –  August 21st
10:00 – 16:00, every day

Autumn, winter and spring
Tuesday – Friday: kl. 10.00-16.00
Saturday – Sunday: kl. 11.00-15.00

Bredek Fjellgård:
July 30th – August 14th
11:00 til 15:00, every day

Stenneset open-air museum:
July 4th – July 29th
11:00 -15:00, Monday – Friday

Otherwise open at events or on request.

Check out Helgeland Museum for more information

You can get to Mo i Rana by train, plane or your own car. See itinerary at www.entur.no

 

Takk for at du hjelper oss med å ta vare på naturen og lokalsamfunnene på Helgeland.

Takk for at du:

  • Praktiserer sporløs ferdsel, og tar med avfall og toalettpapir tilbake til nærmeste søppeldunk.
  • Planlegger toalettbesøk, slik at du får gjort det du må der det ikke er til sjenanse for andre.
  • Respekterer det lokale dyrelivet, holder hunden i bånd og holder god avstand til både ville og tamme dyr og fugler.
  • Respekterer privat eiendom, og holder avstand til private hus og hytter.
  • Viser godt båt-vett, holder god avstand til land, lav fart nært andre på vannet, inkludert dyr og fugler, og unngår unødig kjøring som skaper forstyrrende motorstøy.
  • Respekterer ferdsels- og ilandstigningsforbudet i sjøfuglereservatene i hekketiden.
  • Følger fjellvettreglene, og planlegger turer etter evne og erfaring.
  • Leier en erfaren guide på turene der du selv ikke har kunnskapen eller erfaringen som trengs for en trygg tur.
Welcome to Mo i Rana

The town of Mo i Rana lies very near the Arctic Circle and Saltfjellet-Svartisen National park, and is the largest town in the Helgeland region.

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