PHOTO: How Norway’s stunning whale-watching museum is expected to look

Whale watching museumImages by Mir
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This might be one of Norway’s coolest museums yet! For our full list of museums in Norway (there are hundreds!), head here.

The museum’s expected opening date is June of 2023.

Arctic location

Norway is slated to open a totally unique whale museum which will include a whale-spotting platform.

It will be located in Northern Norway on the island of Andøya – one of the best places in the world to spot whales.

A whale museum in a whaling country?

Per a press release, the goal of the museum is to “create awareness and inspire conservation of whales and their environment.”

Ironically, though, Norway is one of the only three countries in the world, along with Japan and Iceland, to legally allow whaling.

Copenhagen-based studio in charge of design

Dorte Mandrup, a Danish architecture studio is in charge of the museum’s unique design. The concept of the building is that of a large rock rising out of the island’s foamy shores.

Visitors will be able to attempt catching a glimpse of whale from a viewing platform on the roof, or from among the interior’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

The expected look

See how the museum is expected to look below.

Exterior

Whale watching museum
Images by Mir
Whale watching museum
Images by Mir

Interior

Whale watching museum
Images by Mir
Whale watching museum
Images by Mir

To tide you over until the museum opens, check out our A-Z guide to whales in Norway here.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayTravel

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