Romsdal Museum
Romsdal Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
One of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway is located only a 10 minutes' walk from the town centre of Molde. The new building Krona opened in 2016, and houses historical footage displays, local art, Bunad workshop, café and museum shop. The Romsdal Museum was established in 1912, and portrays buildings and interesting interiors from the whole region. The town street "Bygata" shows typical Molde town houses from the pre-war era. The museum is situated in a nice park area with benches where you can relax, a duck pond and lush flower beds. There are several smaller museums in the region of Romsdal belonging to the Romsdal Museum: Bud coastal museum and fort, The Fisheries museum on Hjertøya, Nesset Prestegard (vicarage and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's childhood home) in Eidsvåg, The Clothing Factory museum in Isfjorden, Løvikremma Kystgard (coastal farm) in Aukra, Steffågarden on the island of Ona, Veøya vicarage and maintenance of the medieval church on Veøya.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Hazel A
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating insight into life, culture and tradition of Molde
    Really enjoyed this open air museum. Fascinating insight into the historical local way of life, traditions and culture. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Within beautiful, tranquil, picturesque setting.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Oscardog16
    Adelaide, Australia1,275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a vist
    The main building closes at 4.00 p.m. It houses all the exhibits about the development and the decline of the textile industry. There are also exhibits about the fishing and boat building industries. The museum succinctly explains how people in this town earned a living. The open-air part of the museum closes at 7.00 pm so you can walk around after the main building. The church is the only building that was originally built on the museum land, the remaining building have been transported and rebuilt on the site. The open-air part has a few signs in English. You really need to see the exhibits and explanations contained in the main building before your walk around the open-air area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Monika
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good overall concept and beautiful days
    I visited the Romsdal Museum in Molde, the Fisheries Museum on Hjertoya Island and took a guided tour to Veoya Island. I like the overall concept very much, which gives a very good insight into the life and history of the region. And the Islands are very beautiful and peaceful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
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Inamarom
Haifa, Israel63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
During a cruise to the Norwegian fjords, we visited the open-air museum.
Local guides give beautiful explanations and are ready to answer questions. But since the houses are imported from different places, the atmosphere is not authentic
Written June 17, 2022
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Hi Inamarom, thank you for your review! I am happy you were pleased with our staff. I am just adding some information in case it can be of use to the readers. All the houses are from the region of Romsdal, so they are local buildings which could't have been preserved and taken care of otherwise. Although they have been moved to the museum area, they have been placed carefully and in an authentic way. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway.
Written July 26, 2022
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Monika
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I visited the Romsdal Museum in Molde, the Fisheries Museum on Hjertoya Island and took a guided tour to Veoya Island. I like the overall concept very much, which gives a very good insight into the life and history of the region.
And the Islands are very beautiful and peaceful.
Written July 30, 2023
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mick s
Nottingham147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Found the village by chance and we were very pleased. Most buildings are originals re-sited from other regions in Norway. There is a 17th century church which is amazing. All staff on site are so knowledgeable they enhance the experience totally. Language is no barrier as their use of English was far superior to our extremely limited use of Norwegian. We spent a couple of hours but could have easily spent longer. Some authentic food is available, some at a small cost, but very tasty. Excellent value for money so thanks to all staff involved.
Written May 10, 2022
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Thank you very much for your great review! Very nice to read that you had such a good time here! The buildings are all from the region of Romsdal, so it is actually a collection of local and traditional buildings from various time periods.
Written July 26, 2022
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Hazel A
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed this open air museum. Fascinating insight into the historical local way of life, traditions and culture. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Within beautiful, tranquil, picturesque setting.
Written June 13, 2023
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
In this town that somewhat isolated this provides an excellant visit. Also the trails up behind the museum to the top of the mountain couples nicely with this attraction.
Written August 20, 2012
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TheRodg
Gastonia, NC428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Spent a couple of hours on the museum grounds seeing all of the old buildings. The unique construction with the sod roofs was most interesting. No fee was charged although we would have happily paid. We were able to walk the grounds at leisure seeing the unique buildings. While buildings were closed it was possible to see the furnishings through the windows. The museum covers quite a large area and during the summer month has an on site restaurant. It is a short walk from the downtown of Molde. Molde is also a beautiful little town.
Written June 7, 2012
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Blippo
Wakefield, UK763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We had found out about this museum before our cruise ship visited Molde and seen the positive reviews. We were able to walk there quite easily using maps provided as we left the dock area. It took about half an hour to get there walking uphill.
There is a very new exhibition centre with café and cloakroom/toilet facilities of a good standard, plus free wifi. we had a very good cup of coffee for a reasonable price by Norweigan standards! In fact we spent so long there we also had lunch - a freshly made open ham and cheese sandwich, which came to about £9 for the two of us. Tap water was available and free.
The actual open air part of the museum was fascinating. The museum has been on that site for quite a long time, but they have added to the collection. There were a number of buildings open, with interpreters who spoke impeccable English. Just be warned that the authentic open fire in the oldest building makes you come out feeling as if you have been kippered! In fact our clothes smelt so much of wood smoke that we had to pack them away in bags in our suitcases, or else all our clothes would have been tainted with the smell. Not unpleasant as such, just strong! Not good for asthmatics either. However it was a small price to pay for an instructive and entertaining few hours.
Written September 5, 2016
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Janet W
Barnstaple, UK322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
I nearly forgot to tell you about this delightful open air village museum displaying many homes, buildings and a church to go inside and have a look how people of molde lived and worked. The museum or village is a 10 minute or so walk from the town and there are beautiful walks around the site with lovely views if you venture up to them.
I loved this place because of the friendliness of the local staff and guides, the grounds are pretty and the buildings are fascinating and contain so many artefacts, I especially liked the carpenters house and workshop with all his tools. We sampled a homemade flat bread cooked for visitors on a flat like frying pan which was delicious with the homemade creamy butter made by shaking cream of the milk in a jar. Delicious. We sat in the sweet little church and listened to a talk about the history of Molde and stories. There is a very delightful and quaint tea shop which you definatly pay a visit to and dare I say it is very English looking and afternoon tea served up in teapots of China. No scones but yummy Waffles with Jam and cream. Such a lovely place to spend a couple of hours or so and the other delightful attraction there is the folklore dancing and singing show by local children which was wonderful and amusing at times with a sweet girl and boy dancing but wanting to go in different directions by mistake. Do go and support this local attraction as it is well worthy of your time. There is a website for the times of opening and prices and directions. Hope you enjoy.
Written July 23, 2014
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Pål Henning
Molde, Norway298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
At your journey. State of the art and modern museum in a brand new bounding. We hope you can enjoy it to! 👍🏻🙌🏻🤓
Written February 23, 2020
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Storyteller-N03
Vero Beach, FL853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Reconstructed community spanning many years and an interpretive center with movies, artifacts, and a coffee shop/bakery. Many of the buildings have working docents occupying them prepared to answer your question. Also traditional folk dancers. Just a short walk 'uphill' from downtown Molde.
Written July 20, 2017
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