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Sunnmoere Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Good Variety of Inside and Outside Exhibits

This is an interesting museum showcasing life over the years in Norway. Many buildings from all... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Picturesque museum

Came here on a cruise trip to the museum we had a lovely guide from start to finish was giving us... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Visit the open-air museum with its vast collection of old houses. Enjoy a stroll between the picturesque houses and the indoor exhibitions, and get an insight into the cultural and architectural history of Sunnmore. Sunnmore Museum is a beautiful...more
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Museumsvegen 1 | Borgundgavlen, Alesund 6015, Norway
+47 70 16 48 70
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 18, 2013

My spouse and I visited this museum while we cruised Norway. It was very easy to get to from the port, the bus stop was right there. We came before they were officially opened so we could take photos without all other visitors in them....More

11  Thank shinor
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Sunnmøre Museum in Ålesund municipality, the largest in the foundation, was founded in 1931. The Museum is an open air museum, as showpieces Sunnmøre cultural history - from the Stone Age to modern times. With over 50 houses and 40 boats, the museum is the...More

4  Thank Kjell N
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

If you want to get an idea of the "Viking" culture, then you must visit this museum complex. Plan on a large amount of time here ... it is worth it. Our bus tour could have used about another two hours here to do it...More

Thank trainfan56
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We caught the hop on-hop-off bus to this place. It was very interesting to walk around and see the old ships back to viking days and the many different houses and stores. most of the houses etc. had turf roofs. It was fascinating to see...More

Thank Trevor-Bonnie B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Lots to see in the inside museum and the outside buildings also. Wish we had paid more attention to the great collection of boats but we were trying to get to the next stop. Lots of walking on uneven paths so be aware of that....More

Thank NaplesSally
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Great museum where very old wooden homes have been set in a picturesque setting. There's also some artifacts indoors, plus some viking type ships to see. We really enjoyed our time here. It's fascinating to be able to enter real homes and get a glimpse...More

Thank Ocean_Girl
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is an interesting museum showcasing life over the years in Norway. Many buildings from all over Norway have been reconstructed here, including many with grass roofs and restored interiors which you can enter and see what life was like long ago. Buildings include homes,...More

Thank earthtravelller
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Came here on a cruise trip to the museum we had a lovely guide from start to finish was giving us the history of Norway and the way they lived.with all the wooden houses dateing back hundreds of years.and also the new part of the...More

Thank Richard201460
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The museum is interesting but not a lot of English narrative in the museum for tourists. The best part was the Viking Ships

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with friends while in town. There is a lot to see here and a number of hands on activities including trying out a bow and arrow, putting on chain mail, and getting a passport stamped. The grounds are large with many buildings to...More

1  Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This historical village is a collection of wooden houses from all over Norway. Some are 400 years old but have been reconstructed in their original manner. Their earthen roofs are thick with vegetation which we were told the farmers put a goat up to keep...More

2  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

If you want to understand a little bit of Norwegian history and culture then you must go to the Sunnmøre Museum. The staff was very friendly and very informative. The best will be to go on a day without rain otherwise an umbrella will be...More

1  Thank 237Susan123237
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July 1, 2018|
Response from SunnmoreMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, Sharon :) Yes, there is an entrance fee for entering our museum during opening hours. You can find information in English about our opening hours and our entrance fees at our web page. Regards, Tuva Sunnmøre Museum
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March 20, 2016|
Response from SunnmoreMuseum | Property representative |
Hi! You can take bus nr 618 from the bus station (next to the cruise harbour) to Sunnmøre Museum (also the name of the bus stop). It takes approximately 8 minutes. The museum opens at 9am - and closes at 1 pm due to the... More
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March 16, 2016|
Response from SunnmoreMuseum | Property representative |
Hi! The opening hours at Sunnmøre museum in June is Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 12 - 4 pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes in "normal" tempo to go through the exhibitions, the boathall, the pier and the outdoor... More
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