Sunnmøre museum

Sunnmøre museum, Alesund: Hours, Address, Sunnmøre museum Reviews: 4/5

Sunnmøre museum
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Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • History Museums
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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 open air museum with 55 old and distinct houses. While walking in between these houses you feel as if you are put back in time, and you will see how people lived in earlier times. Take a look at the museum's vast boat collection too, including replicas of Viking ships. The beautiful area surrounding the museum is also excellent for walks.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Gordon C
London, UK473 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2020
Great outdoor museum of historical houses in the region. The curation was good. Lots of interesting and gorgeous houses to see.
Written August 22, 2020
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Neil03091947
Alesund, Norway680 contributions
Perfect Service.
Oct 2019
This is a good solution for visiting Ålesund. They have both a Boat & small houses - in a very unique area.
Written November 11, 2019
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Fred L
Picton, Canada147 contributions
Explore Viking history
May 2019
A well-preserved collection of ancient watercraft, settler's buildings to explore and a new museum/ interpretive centre make this stop a must-see in Alesund. Low entry fee/donation. Wheelchair accessible. Cafe and souvenir shop on site.
Written September 23, 2019
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Kaye
Warsaw, Poland64 contributions
Interesting and confusing
Aug 2019 • Couples
There are a lot of interesting things to see but so little time to see everything. It would be very interesting for people like me who are interested in the Vikings era. So my advice for those who are planning to see the museum, take a whole day it is an open air museum so be prepared for the weather. We went here in August, so it was very warm and sunny. I find the entrance in every building confusing. I have seen few museums and there is a path you take so you can see everything. There are a lot of uphill and downhill so it would be nice to have some plan given to tourist which to see first just to make sure they do not skip anything. Also, ticket counter is also not strategic and not well-labeled. Anyone can come in without paying a ticket.
Written September 9, 2019
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Janet S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK34 contributions
Interesting afternoon: shame about the crocodiles!
Aug 2019
We had looked forward to visiting this museum, though struggled to get correct info for accessing by means of local bus. Better signposting of local bus routes etc would help a lot, or better info on website. We enjoyed seeing all the old properties, even if we did have to spend the afternoon dodging crocodiles of people from the cruise ships. A bit more interpretation in English at the mediaeval settlement would be great too. Left the building with boats till last and then had to rush round in a hurry, which was a shame, as we only realised, once there, how interesting they were!
Written August 11, 2019
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Tracy M
Wexford, PA208 contributions
A wonderful collection of regional structures!
Jun 2019
Although we did not have nearly enough time to spend at Sunnmoere, we did enjoy walking around briefly and were fascinated by the grass-covered roofs! We took the Hop On Hop Off to get there!
Written August 7, 2019
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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA1,893 contributions
Avoid. Unless you come on Saturday.
Jul 2019 • Family
We saw all sorts of pictures or activities happening and a transport vehicle. And games for the kids. But all that happens on Saturday from what we found out. We went on Tuesday and it was pretty boring for the adults and the kids. Yes you can walk around and go in old houses And look at some old boats. But it’s not worth more than 30 min. And there is a lot is steep walking.

I say avoid and spend your precious time elsewhere.
Written July 30, 2019
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Judi K
Kingston Ontario158 contributions
Lovely Visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Went here using the hop on hop off bus!
It wasn't crowded and we were able to walk at our own pace looking at the old buildings. The sod roofs and the houses on stilts were very picturesque. I went in a few and found them very interesting. Then we looked at the Viking ship replicas. Nicely done.
Written July 23, 2019
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cebcolpitts
Ottawa, Canada620 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a village consisting of buildings from the 1600-1700s. The roofs are all grass covered which was common then. There are buildings that stored supplies, schoolhouse and several residences. Once you purchase a ticket you circumnavigate the property. There is an interesting boat house with old boats. The museum was not open when we visited. The place where you purchase your tickets is also a gift shop.
Written July 11, 2019
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brigadoon
Edinburgh, UK302 contributions
Very Interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked there from the Scandic Parken in the centre of town, taking an hour, so no big deal. The museum itself is surprisingly good value for money, not something you get a lot of in Norway.

There are around 20 old buildings that you can walk inside and see the old furnishings, decorations, low ceilings and different layouts. There's even an old shop with original items in the quaint old packaging.

The turf roofs are very quaint and there's a couple of raised buildings, balancing on stones, that are particularly photogenic.

The medieval museum, tucked away on the other side of the small lake is a bit underwhelming, and could do with more English translations to make it more interesting for foreigners.

The restored Viking ships in a dedicated building are particularly interesting if you've watched Vikings on TV, as they date from a similar era. How they ever got to England and France in them is beyond me, though.

We spent 3 very pleasant hours there, pottering about and having a picnic, and feel like anything less than 2 hours wouldn't do it justice.
Written July 7, 2019
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  • Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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