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Address: Merdo, Arendal 4818, Norway
Phone Number: +47 37 07 35 00
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The location of the museum is idyllic, on the old outport and beautiful...

The location of the museum is idyllic, on the old outport and beautiful island of Merdo. The island is worth a visit to those who want to experience the nature, old coastal culture, or just enjoy themselves in cosy surroundings. There are a couple of small beaches, and a nice café on the side of the island towards land. The part of the island facing Skagerrak is rocky, scattered with pebbles and boulders, and has a fantastic view both summer and winter. The museum is a small coastal farm with a main building from 1736, kept as it was in about 1800. Hourly tours in Norwegian during the summer season. The museum is a department of Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, the county museum. Merdo was one of the most important outports in Sorlandet, with a customs station, pilot station, school, shop and post office. Ferry to the island from Pollen in Arendal.

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Merdø is a treasure

If you visit Arendal, you must take the ferry to Merdø. It is a small island which you can easily walk around in one hour. The ferry costs about 45 kr (one way) and takes about 25... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Arendal, you must take the ferry to Merdø. It is a small island which you can easily walk around in one hour. The ferry costs about 45 kr (one way) and takes about 25 minutes. In the summer the ferry sails every hour from 11 am to 6 pm. At Merdø you can find a musem, a... More 

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Arendal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

of this home of a sailing man. Wallpaper from 1700 !! and a lot of interesting furniture, Photos of the people that lived here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Merdøgård museum is and original skipper home built in 1731, with all of its original features and interior. There a guided tours every hour, between 12 and 16, where you lean about the history of the island and the house. A must see place while on the island! While you wait for the guided tours to begin there’s a beach... More 

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