Jugendstilsenteret og KUBE
Jugendstilsenteret og KUBE
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Jugendstilsenteret offers insight into this style by means of authentic interiors and objects as well as temporary exhibitions. KUBE is the art museum in the county of Møre og Romsdal and is located in the former branch office building of Norges Bank (1906) in central Ålesund.
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Stuart S
Chevy Chase Village, MD98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Quirky museum covering history and art of the Jugend nouveau art movement in Alesund and beyond. Almost all captions and the Time Machine newsreel have English translation. It's the official Noveau Art archives of Norway with thousands of artifacts from buildings parts and photos to furniture, art, ceramics etc. Don't miss the Time Machine that creatively tells the story of Alesund's 1904 fire and the creative rebuilding process. Takes 1 - 1 1/2 hours to go thru entire collection covering 2 buildings.
Written June 3, 2023
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N B
Sandefjord, Norway32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
This museum consist of 2-3 rooms with nice furniture from the ‘jugendstil’ period + some badly curated exhibits somehow related. In addition a 15 Minute ‘time-machine’ type of video show that is better on YouTube. We had waited for the video for 20 minutes when another group was given priority before us so we left. The whole experience was a waste of time.
Written June 18, 2022
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ChongCY
Singapore, Singapore453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Art nouveau museum converted from pharmacy showcased beautiful art nouveau objects eg. Spoons, decorative boxes, dining furniture, cabinet, stained glass lamps and windows. Ground floor pharmacy showcased old meducine cabinets. Worth a visit. The next door art musuem had a pottery exhibition
Written April 7, 2023
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tasmanian-wolf
Northumberland, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
Ålesund is famous for its beautiful Art Nouveau buildings but there is a tragic story behind the exquisite architecture. In the Jugendstil Museum, particularly via the time machine presentation, it is possible to learn more about the devastation wreaked upon the formerly wooden-built city by fire in 1904 and its subsequent rebirth as a fine example of the glories of Art Nouveau. I found the narrated words of some of the survivors, engineers and architects terribly moving.

Elsewhere in the museum are examples of pottery, furniture and other decorative arts in the Art Nouveau style. One magnificent display recreates the dining room of the original owner of this beautiful building. Also, remember to look for the owls and other various creatures carved throughout. Even the entrance is formed of the original pharmacy, complete as it must have been all those years ago.

A shop and café are also on site.

I feel that a visit to the centre can greatly enhance one's understanding of the city itself, particularly for those who, like my husband, know very little about the Art Nouveau movement. Perhaps pay a visit here before strolling around the streets and enjoying the beauty all around you. A small booklet which pinpoints a walking trail around the city, detailing points of special interest amongst the buildings, is available from the Tourist Information Centre near the harbour, although I didn't see it for sale in the Jugendstil Centre shop. We also found this to be a particularly useful and interesting guide and would recommend purchasing a copy.
Written October 1, 2012
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alanterr
Shrewsbury, UK116 contributions
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Jugenstil, or Art Nouveau as it's known elsewhere, is the elaborate decorative style that flourished around 1900 -1910. Alesund was completely rebuilt during this period in the fashionable style of the day, and this museum guides you through the history in a very imaginative way. You enter a lift equipped with commentary in three languages, are given a brief mutli-screen introduction and are then deposited into the first of a series of rooms which talk you through the history of both Alesund and the wider Jugenstil style. The building itself is beautiful and contains some original Jugenstil furniture. The shop sells a good range of books and souvenirs and the cafe is quite stylish too. Very highly recommended.
Go here at the start of your holiday and you'll appreciate your surroundings better. After pounding the streets for a couple of days, I sat and read the book I'd bought here -realised there were a couple of gems I'd missed, and set out for a last evening's walk to take in the buildings I'd missed.
Written October 27, 2009
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Torger B
Copenhagen, Denmark1,301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
As a museum this one is rather small, but interesting. I started my visit in what they have arranged as the 'time machine', a small confinement where the doors close when you push the button for the language (Norwegian, English or German) you select as your guide language. And you are trapped in an old-fashioned metal 'box', where a sound, picture and colour show starts, telling the history of the town from early ages. Then doors open in the opposite end from where you entered, and you are led through a walkway of rooms in which you also have stories told and sound effects and the light show continues. The first stop is a thorough presentation of the fire that virtually extinguished the town in 1904. Later on in your walk you get told how the history developed further. The whole walk-through takes 15 minutes, but you may proceed faster if you wish. A very interesting show! Entering the stairs to the upper floor, you get into what was formerly the living quarters of the apothecary, all of which is in the art noveau or jugend style. There is also a Japanese exhibition from the time when this style emerged, but the connection is not completely clear. In the basement there is an exhibition on how houses were built in the jugend style and the handicraft applied. Further, you may also visit the Kube art museum, included in the ticket. This is a nice little exhibition of art depicting mostly the local area. At the entrance, actually still showing the old drugstore, which makes up the interior of this part of the museum, there is also a small café. As said, it is a rather small museum, but containing incredibly much within a small space and excellently arranged.
Written January 26, 2015
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Thurso36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Alesund is known as the City of Art Nouveau, and this is the place to see the style in all its glory. The former pharmacy stands much as it was originally, with the fixtures and fittings all in the original style. There is a super audio/visual section which takes you back in time and explains much about the fire and consequent rebuild of the city. Part of the living quarters are also laid out in the original style. Fantastic centre - of great interest. The admission price included entry to a contemporary art gallery, but we did not visit. The small café was a welcome bonus and the staff member was very knowledgeable and happy to chat.
Written March 15, 2016
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Expl0rer007
Meltham, UK223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Now, it all depends on what you expect from a museum as to whether this will suit you or not. I note that some reviewers intruded no further than the coffee shop, which incidentally is very good. However, if you have an interest in architecture, artefacts, pharmacy, or just a healthy curiosity as to why this charming town of Alesund looks so different to anywhere else in Norway, then this museum is worth an hour or so of your time. It is based in the old pharmacy and the entrance hall is as it was, complete with shelves and potions. There are other rooms belonging to the original family to view too, such as the dining room and the splendid staircase, as well as exemplary Art Nouveau artefacts. However, the most interesting parts for me were the exhibition and film on the great fire of 1904 which devastated the town in the depths of winter, and out of which the seeds of the rebuild were sown, as well as the explanation of the key aspects of the Art Nouveau style (or Jugendstil as it tends to be called in Germanic and Nordic countries) in which the town was built,displaying excellent examples to assist your understanding. However, undoubtedly, the best way to appreciate the town's famous architecture is to get out on the streets and walk about. There are fine examples in every street, some naturally better than others, but they are sprinkled all around and so it is not hard to find your own favourite. For example, both Apotekegata and Kongensgata have wonderful flowery examples to savour.

Incidentally, entry to this museum also includes admission to the KUBE Art Gallery in a former bank buildingnext door. It may simply have been the exhibitions on when we were there, but we were not impressed and barely spent a half hour there.
Written August 1, 2014
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D B
Oxford, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Whilst visiting Alesund as part of a Norwegian cruise, my girlfriend and I stumbled across this place which has a cafe located at the rear. We decided to give it a try as we just fancied a cake and a drink to tide us over until dinner.

We ordered the carrot cake and had cordial to go with it as it was a warm day. The cake was lovely as was the cordial. Whilst we were in there the girls were baking more cakes so it smelt amazing. I would also like to say that the three girls in the cafe were lovely, very polite and spoke fantastic English. If I was ever to visit Alesund again I'd be happy to try another cake!
Written July 26, 2014
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Walton2
Leeds, UK279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
We visited the Art Nouveau Museum as part of a walking tour of Alesund during our recent Hurtigruten trip from Bergen - Kirkenes- Bergen. The visit was very informative and helped to explain more about the Art Nouveau/Deco period and in particular how this wonderful town came to be. It is well worth a visit in particular we enjoyed the Lift through the times experience at the Museum. Great.
Written December 14, 2012
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