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The Ivar Aasen Centre

Indrehovdevegen 176, Orsta 6160, Norway
+47 70 04 75 70
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This is a nice and informative museum about the great father of "Nynorsk". You start with a 20... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
Yngvild H
via mobile
History and architecture.

This is a museum celebrating and telling the history of Ivar Aasen, the founder of one of the two... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2014
René A. L. K
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THE IVAR AASEN CENTRE, with its special focus on language and literature and its unique architecture guarantees you a wealth of memorable experiences while you are here and plenty of food for thought after your visit. Opened in 2000, the main building was designed by the Norwegian master architect Sverre Fehn and boasts the most prestigious architectural award that Norway has to offer. THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS have so much for visitors to see and do - time will simply fly by! Every single day, they present something new about the languages of the world and from the current debate on the language situation in Norway. IVAR AASEN (1813-96) was the language researcher and writer who changed the course of Norwegian history. He created New Norwegian, a written language based on living dialects all over the country, and some of Norway's best loved songs came from his pen. The CAFETERIA offers you tasty meals and snacks and the chance to browse through the day's news in papers from many parts of Norway. The GIFT SHOP contains hundreds of articles and gifts, many of which are exclusive to the Centre, at a wide range of prices. GUIDED TOURS are organised every hour throughout the summer season, or as and when the need arises. Every Tuesday and Friday their friendly farm cat Lurivar will take children on a tour designed especially for them.
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Jul 11, 2016
“Suitable for all”
Aug 10, 2014
“History and architecture. ”
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Indrehovdevegen 176, Orsta 6160, Norway
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice and informative museum about the great father of "Nynorsk". You start with a 20 minutt long movie about Ivar Aasen's life. Good guiding both inside and outside. Beautiful building. Things to do for both adults and children.

Thank Yngvild H
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Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a museum celebrating and telling the history of Ivar Aasen, the founder of one of the two versions of written Norwegian. If history or literature does not interest, the building itself is a masterpiece, designed by celebrated Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn. A little...More

Thank René A. L. K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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