Norsk Luftfartsmuseum is the Norwegian national museum of aviation.
The museum is located in Bodø in the North of Norway in a building shaped like a giant propeller, and covers military and civil aviation history. The museum is spread over roughly 10,000 square metres of floor space.
The Norwegian Aviation Museum was opened by King Harald on 15 May 1994. The museum was established thanks to the tireless dedication of a group of aviation enthusiasts in Bodø, who, over many years, had collected and restored old historical aircraft. Following a political tug-of-war concerning the location and scope of a national aviation museum, a decision was finally made to establish the museum in Bodø, the city of flight. In addition to exhibits, the museum also has a library, archives, photographs, artefact magazines and a workshop for aircraft restoration.
THE EXHIBITIONS WERE REALIZED THROUGH A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM, THE NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE MUSEUM AND AVINOR MUSEUM.
Three museums in one
The Norwegian Air Force Museum has its primary exhibits of aircraft and military aviation history at the Norwegian Aviation Museum. The building has two separate sections, where one showcases civil aviation history and the other military. AVINOR Museum also has a separate division and exhibit here. Together, these three museums represent the history of aviation from its very beginning, with the first pioneer aviators and their achievements, to today’s jet aircraft.