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Address: Vigeveien 22 b | Kongsgård, Kristiansand 4632, Norway
Phone Number: +47 38 10 26 90
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Open-air museum with approx. 40 Antiquated buildings. Bygaden (old town...

Open-air museum with approx. 40 Antiquated buildings. Bygaden (old town street), Vest-Agder tunet (old yard) and Setesdalstunet. Miniature model town based on old buildings in Kristiansand. Walk down the old town street, allow the children to play with old-fashioned toys or run around in peaceful surroundings. Eat your sandwiches on a bench or enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle at Consul Morch's Pavilion.

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A nice trip down memory lane

If you are interessted in the old days ,this is the place to see old Kristiansand. Very interessting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tor Steinar E
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Kristiansand, Norway
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are interessted in the old days ,this is the place to see old Kristiansand. Very interessting

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Thank Tor Steinar E
Kristiansand
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just outside the town center you will find this museum. You will find some buildings from the old city center (but's a lot of houses there still from old days), a model of parts of "kvadraturen", and some houses from Setesdal and other parts of Vest-Agder. This part is the nicest part of the museum.

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Thank bjois
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Hi, we like to hear that people find the museum interesting. It does show a variety of life in "the earlier days". Thank you for a nice and informative review. Eva MH More 

Jamestown, Rhode Island
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92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The word museum is a misnomer in that you normally expect a building with artifacts. You are actually outside of a 15 inch gun and then go into the bowels of that massive gun. Sort of ironic in that the main attraction of Kristiansand was created by Hitler. It is the only gun left in Norway and DK that guarded... More 

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Thank Frank M
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Dear Frank M, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Kristiansand Kanonmuseum. We will bear in mind that signs should be not only in Norwegian, and I do apologize if the language barrier made your experience less enjoyable. Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review! All the best Eva MH More 

Mass
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491 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This place is really great with old-time structures. As we were going along the tour we were impressed, Then we found out they were all original authentic buildings and were super impressed! It's amazing how long these structures have stood the test of time. A true cultural gem for Norway. The guides were spectacular- very enthusiastic and happy to share... More 

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Thank Dand978
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Hi Dand978 - thank you for taking time to review Kristiansand museum. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit, and hearing that you found our guides clever makes us proud. Thank you for visiting and welcome back. All the best, Eva MH More 

Mobile, Ala.
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We took a city bus to get here and luckily the bus driver stopped and pointed us in the right direction! After a short walk, we actually entered through the exit but no one seemed to mind. We found our way to the entrance, paid our fee and started exploring the 40 buildings featured in this open-air museum. The oldest... More 

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1 Thank YankeeEagle
Eva H, Resepsjonssjef at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

How nice to read that you found your way to the museum without any problems and that you enjoyed your visit. Please come agaon any time. Best regards, Eva More 

Sandnes, Norway
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123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a small treat in Kristiansand. It displayes both a zoological and botanical exhibition. But the most interesting is the old villa Gimle Gård (built 1797). It is surrounded by a nice park.

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Eva H, Resepsjonssjef at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Hi, we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to Gimle Gård. Best regards, Eva More 

Lakeland, Florida
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246 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

not a review, just complaints on: difficulty getting info in english, house closes early September, no info on how to get there. this place needs a public relations person !

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Thank travelroc12
Eva H, Resepsjonssjef at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had a difficulties finding us. This is a listing that should not be active. Our name is Kristianand museum, and you can read about us at www.vestagdermuseet.no I do hope you will come back for a better experience another time. Best regards Eva More 

Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

By all means, pay a visit to the 'outdoor museum' and collection of 'homes' that were used hundreds of years ago. At least a half a dozen really well preserved and displayed habitats to explore. Nice photo ops.

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Thank Frederick G
Eva H, Resepsjonssjef at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Kristiansand museum. Happy to hear you found the visit interesting and worth recommending to others. Best regards, Eva More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On a recent cruise to Norway I had the opportunity to visit this museum. There are lots of historical interest there. we had a guide to give us info on all exhibits. I would recommend a visit to this museum.

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Thank bigjohn2_uk
Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the museum as well as for recommending us. We appreciate that and are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. Best regards, Eva More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wan`t really looking forward to this attraction,but what a surprise.The guide was superb and she made the experience come alive .Very,very interesting.Would liked to have spent another hour there.Highly recommended.

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