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Hardanger Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great museum on Norwegan boat building

The museum actively restores old boats along with showing how boats used to be built. There is... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2019
harryatkck
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Kansas City, Kansas
Unlike other museums!

It was very interesting to actually see boats being built and older boats being restored. There... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
sssnancysss
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Auburn,CA
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A living Museum of boatbuilding. The museum is open every day during the summer. You can watch the craftsmen at work and hear about the boatbuilding and craftsmanship. Try your own skills in the Activity Route. You can attend exhibitions and films...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sandvenvegen 56 | Norheimsund, Hardanger, Kvam 5600, Norway
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+47 474 79 839
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

The museum actively restores old boats along with showing how boats used to be built. There is also an interesting exhibit on rope making. This is located off the beaten path, but if you like old boats this is worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

It was very interesting to actually see boats being built and older boats being restored. There were a number of buildings with various projects. In addition because they use to make rope here, there was a display of how it was done. There is also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sssnancysss
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We really stumbled upon this great museum. If you have a love for traditional wooden boat design you should find a way to visit. Demonstrations of collecting the wood, shaping and construction of beautiful wooden boats, restoration of historical wooden boats, and a gallery displaying...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The museum is an active workplace where historic boats are restored. There are multilingual explanations and children's activities.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 380Roger
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We had a very rainy day and this was perfect for our kids. We spent at least 2 hours building our own toy wooden boats.(Our kids are ages 9 and 12) The workshop had very nice tools available. Our kids also enjoyed answering the question...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank mnmom2016
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with great and friendly staff. Nice workshops, free coffee, rowing boat included in the price...

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Jan B
Eva Cecilie H, Kundeansvarlig at Hardanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thank you for your nice review, Jan! Kind regards, Cecilie - Hardanger Maritime museum

Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We have spent a great time here! A lot of things to learn and a lot of things to do. Perfect for kids ans also adults, you can build your own small boat and also sail with a traditional hardanger's boat. Just perfect! And staff...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Gonca2104
Eva Cecilie H, Informasjonssjef at Hardanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

Thank you for your informative review and kind words! Cecilie, Hardanger Maritime museum

Reviewed July 21, 2016

This did not show up on Trip Advisor mobile apps. Well worth a visit as it is not just a museum but renovates older boats as well as producing a small number of rowing boats which can be hired as well as purchased.Plenty for kids...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Gezzer2
Eva Cecilie H, Informasjonssjef at Hardanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2016

So glad you found us, despite mobile app-troubles. And great to hear that you had a nice stay at our museum. Did you know that you can use the rowing boats for free when buying a ticket? You should come back, and give it a...More

Reviewed August 23, 2015

The place is a small working shipyard, specialized in traditional wooden boats and building boats in the tradition of the vikings. You can see really how boats are built and all the crafts necessary to build a traditional ship incl a forge, an iron workshop...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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