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Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube

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Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. The catastrophic fire of 1904 left the town of Ålesund in ashes. The rebuilding created one of Europe’s most characteristic...more
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Apotekergata 16, Alesund 6004, Norway
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All reviews art nouveau next door dining room museum shop worth a visit across europe interesting history jugend style great museum very helpful staff nice cafe couple of hours pharmacy furniture basement exhibition rebuilding
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this beautiful museum in every way: the exhibition space, the explanatory films, the building, the cafe. Everywhere I looked there was something spiritually uplifting. And so interesting historically

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hillsidejane
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Given that Alesund isn't a big place I hadn't had high expectations of this museum. However, the presentation was excellent, and they have some really beautiful pieces exhibited, both of furniture and decorative pieces. In addition they have a good explanation of how the town...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Tourist guide told the the story how Alesund was built in Jugend style. At the start of previous century dangerous fire destroyed the whole city. Wilhelm II have sent German architects to help Norwegians to rebuild the city. Popular in Germany style in architecture and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank karirobin
Reviewed December 10, 2018

The staff is very friendly and the center itself offers both historical exhibition about architecture and so on, pluss more modern installation art in Kuben. I think it was time well spent. There is also a gift shop and a cafe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elin T
Reviewed December 2, 2018

The pharmacy buidling, which charges a small amount to see a few archtectural and historic items, as well as a video desribing the rebuilding of the town from fire, was interseting. Across the street the KUBE is a real-deal art-nouveau museum that is intersting, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ryanprint
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This museum was very near our hotel, and we thought we would give it a try. Entry was reasonably priced and the lady who greeted us was extremely warm and friendly. We were here for a couple of hours and really enjoyed learning a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

As others have described, you enter the museum through the original pharmacy which is now a cute gift shop. You can then either go through The Time Machine which is a clever presentation about the history of Alesund and the reconstruction after the devastating fire,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PepperRoss
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Art Deco was, really charming. The pharmacy, the Swan, was the oldest pharmacy in Norway, closed. Now it is a museum and stationary store. Kind of disappointing.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This Art Nouveau town was interesting to walk around. The Art Nouveau Centre, which was entered via a period reconstruction pharmacy, showed an interesting film from the period about the spread of Art Nouveau across Europe. However, we came away feeling underwhelmed and that there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank s3aview
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This museum, which is housed in an old pharmacy, does not have a lot to offer the English speaking tourist. Admission to the exhibit is 8.50 NOK. Anyone carrying even a small purse must check it in a downstairs combination locked. The day we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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