Fredrikstad Museum
Fredrikstad Museum
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Explore wartime Østfold society at the "Østfold in War 1939-45, Operation Polar Bear" exhibition at Fredrikstad Museum! See unique objects, documents, and photos never shown before and learn about stories that shaped our nation's history. The exhibition focuses on "Polar Bear 6 East" operation led by Lieutenant Inge Steensland and his helpers. Visit the museum's updated city history exhibition and timeline for a closer look at Fredrikstad's history. At Bar 1567, watch films from the bar menu and experience historical events like never before. Enjoy fun activities like our popular time machine and Agent Askeladden for families. Join us on a journey through history and experience wartime Norway in an innovative way. Don't miss out on this exciting exhibition! Check our website for opening hours!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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permia
Ireland61,966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
On approaching and seeing the sturdy doors wide open we were certain that we could spent an absorbing while enjoying an account of this delightful town.

But not to be. Learnt that it opens on June 18th, classed as the beginning of the Summer Season.

However it was good to see the delightful building that dates from 1775. Then the country’s largest building it served as the Tøihuset.
Written June 15, 2022
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I am sorry to hear we were closed on the day when you visited the museum.
Written March 20, 2023
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN15,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We saw quite a lot by peering into the windows. It looked like the museum was not open, however we saw people carrying bags of purchases that looked like they came from a gift shop at the museum, We went back to the museum later but it definitely was closed. We never saw any signs indicating where to enter the museum when it may have been open.
Written September 2, 2019
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Katharina H
Oslo, Norway153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
This museum have a model of the fortified town, two real skeletons from the local grave yard, and the worlds most stupid horse (stuffed). If you are lucky you'll meet the sweetest lady and go on a walk around Gamlebyen in one of the museums historic walks for children.
Written December 7, 2015
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Thank you so much for your nice review of our museum and our historic walks. We hope to see you again this summer!
Written March 13, 2017
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting this small local museum. It provided a good overview of the town. The staff were very welcoming. Not many people were visiting - so we had the place to ourselves.
Written October 6, 2015
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Thank you for your nice review, we appreciate it. You are very welcome to visit again this summer!
Written March 13, 2017
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aussiewanderers
Sydney, Australia607 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
English speakers shouldn't expect everything in a foreign country to be explained in English (some Americans, please note) but this museum makes no effort - only a few displays had an English explanation & the containers supposed to hold flyers with English info were stone cold empty. In any case, nothing startling except for a skeleton found buried under the hospital and a maniken dressed in full Viking regalia. You'll see better items either at the Viking Ship Museum of the Historiks Museum (both reviewed seperately)
Written August 8, 2015
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We are sorry that you had a poor experience in our museum, especially regarding the english texting in the exhibitions. We have been aware of these shortcomings regarding language options, and we are currently building a brand new town history exhibition, where english translations are included. We are opening on June 23rd, and hope you would want to revisit this summer.
Written March 13, 2017
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PaolaMaiik
Norway30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very nice museum with an exciting exhibition (WW2 in Østfold). Nice premises, but lacks parking (probably more parking in the area, but we are not known in Fredrikstad). Several exciting displays/exhibitions on the second floor. Great stuff in the shop! Recommend :)
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Written February 18, 2024
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