Porsanger History and Museum Society started collecting artifacts in 1969, which is the museum's origins.
In 1994 existed first museum plan. The museum was established as a local museum for Porsanger in 1998 and is owned by the municipality of Porsanger.
Porsanger is a tree-cultural area. Porsanger Museum presents therefore Sami, Kven and Norwegian cultural history and military history of World War II - the exhibition renewed in 2016.
The collection relates to fishing and agriculture, household and everyday life