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Sunnmoere Museum

Museumsvegen 1 | Borgundgavlen, Alesund 6015, Norway
+47 70 16 48 70
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Worthy of a longer visit

we took the hop on hop off bus to this location, stop one on the itinerary. entry passed sheds full... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
Gareth W
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Lovely, interesting and peaceful open air museum... good stop with or without kids

This is a lovely open air museum that is very easy to explore independently. We were able to go... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
EHFSheri
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Troy, New Hampshire
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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 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. On Wednesdays during summer, there are a lot of activities going on at the museum. In the main building the fascinating exhibitions on archaeology and culture in the Sunnmore region will provide you with a unique insight into the life of the people who have inhabited this area for several thousand years. 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.
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Museumsvegen 1 | Borgundgavlen, Alesund 6015, Norway
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

we took the hop on hop off bus to this location, stop one on the itinerary. entry passed sheds full of classic Norwegian ships from yesteryear. on the the walk round the site, when it hits you the whole area is a historical park, preserved...More

2  Thank Gareth W
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is a lovely open air museum that is very easy to explore independently. We were able to go inside almost all of the buildings which was very interesting. It was good to learn what the different buildings were used for and fun to take...More

4  Thank EHFSheri
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is a must for all tourists that are tired of the Art Noveu City and just want a walk in the forest, see old boat and house building techniques.. relax and feed the horses, birds and just enjoy the tranquility far from the buzzing...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We visited Sunnmoere as part of a shore excursion during a port stop in Alesund during our cruise of the Norwegian fjords. The museum is very well organized and preserved. The historic Norwegian wooden houses and farming structures are very interesting to see and walk...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

We've visited Sunnmore Museum as part of shore excursion package. This excursion is very popular on our cruise ship. We were pleasantly surprised on how large was the collection of the historic buildings and boats. This outdoor/indoor museum is well worth the time to visit...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Aalesund you should visit this place, especially during summer. This is an outdoor museum area with trees, flieds and old well preserved buildings belonging from centuries back. The area is surrounded by sea. The Vikings came there with their ships trading their goods many...More

Thank viking069
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Interesting outdoor museum, with old homes, with grass covered roofs from different periods of time. There is a replica Viking ship. Its really scenic to wander around.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful outdoor museum fun to explore and take nice pictures. Free entrance, only fees if you wish to enter certain buildings at 140 NOk or so and discount for children/families. Easy to reach by bus from cruise port. Must visit in Alesund!

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

It is a very nice museum - in fact you have something like 4 museums combined! Boats hall, medieval museum, open air and 'main building's museum. I've been told in tourist information that it takes like 2 hours to do the whole thing - no...More

Thank Andrzej K
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Sunnmore is an outdoor museum made up of 55 old and distinct houses from the past 300 years. The houses were moved to the sight. As all the houses are built of wood they are all mounted on blocks of stone to prevent the wood...More

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Magda S
March 21, 2016|
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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|
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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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