The museum is housed in the old administration building of the mining company Bjørkaasen Gruber, built in 1919. Even the building itself is worth a visit.
For a long time, the community in Ballangen existed because of the mining industry. Hence, mining history is the main theme of the museum. Through the lens of a unique collection of objects, you get an insight into the former heyday of this community, its cultural events, schooling and everyday life.