Varanger Museum consists of three departments, located along the Varanger Fjord, in Vardø, South Varanger and Vadsø. The museum documents and presents the multicultural history of Norway’s North border area. Each department has its own specific area of responsibility: Vardø, Pomor history, South Varanger, borderland history and Vadsø the history of the Kvens. In addition, all departments undertake work on the local history of their respective areas. Varanger Museum IKS was established on January 1st, 2006 with the merger of the Museums of Vardø and Vadsø Museum-Ruija Kven Museum. On September 1st, 2009, South Varanger Museum was integrated into the consolidated unit. Varanger Museum wishes to offer its visitors an enjoyable experience, as well as insight into the history, nature and culture of Varanger and the Northern regions.