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Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube

Apotekergata 16, Alesund 6004, Norway
+47 70 10 49 70
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An interesting visit

A very nice facade taking you back in time. Inside you can watch a video of the big fire and be... read more

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Anthony J
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Visited here on our second port stop in Alesund Norway

My wife and I visited here on our second port stop in Alesund. We had read about it and decided to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flwildman
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Jugendstilsenteret is located in the old Swan Pharmacy from 1907 and is both a museum and a national centre of Art Nouveau. The catastrophic fire of 1904 left the town of Ålesund in ashes. The rebuilding created one of Europe’s most characteristic architectural environments in the Art Nouveau style. Jugendstilsenteret offers insight into this style by means of authentic interiors and objects as well as temporary exhibitions. We also work with documentation, education and consulting. KUBE is the art museum in the county of Møre og Romsdal and is located in the former branch office building of Norges Bank (1906) in central Ålesund. Through a diverse programme of exhibitions and public activities, the museum aims to promote interest in and knowledge of visual arts, applied art, design and architecture. KUBE develops and manages an art collection focused on artworks and artists with connections to the region. To enter the museum shop and café you don't need a ticket .
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  • Average16%
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“art nouveau” (55 reviews)
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Apotekergata 16, Alesund 6004, Norway
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Reviewed today

A very nice facade taking you back in time. Inside you can watch a video of the big fire and be amazed at the restoration.

Thank Anthony J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here on our second port stop in Alesund. We had read about it and decided to stop in and see it. The old pharmacy building is beautiful Art Deco building that was built after the 1904 fire that destroyed most...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starting in the old pharmacy, which is itself a fascinating Art Deco installation, you experience an extremely well done “time machine” that takes you back to 1904 and the fire that devastated the city. Lots of Art Deco exhibits than to the Kube Art galley.

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is relatively small, entered through a recreation of an early 1900 pharmacy. Having paid our entrance fee of £8.50 and lodged our back packs in the downstairs lockers we proceeded to explore. The museum is linked via an underground tunnel to something called...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best preserved art nouveau interior- sinuous staircase, dining room, displays of textiles, ceramics, furniture, posters. We watched the 14 minute multimedia story of the rebuilding of Alesund after the great fire. Must visit the museum shop and see the interior setting. The entrance ticketalso includes...More

1  Thank GAN L
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The house and furniture are well preserved and showcased. The movie on the Art Nouveau movement across Europe is very good in offering an historical and international representation of the movement. The movie is made of footage from the early 20th century which has great...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Price includes both parts of exhibitions but would have preferred a price option for each part . Not sure what time machine had to do with Art Nouveau but was interesting to see how the town had to be rebuilt I agree the place not...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

As a lover of Art Nouveau I immediately wanted to visit here. We paid entry which got us access to a modern art gallery connected through the basement which I loved. The Art Nouveau collection was great and there was an exhibition of the local...More

2  Thank Markus V
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

You can watch a movie about the fire at Alesund and the rebuild story here. Also very helpful staff and nice cafe for cappuccino. Free restroom at the basement.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

For art nouveau enthusiasts, this is a must! The museum is in the back of an old pharmacy and starts off with an interesting time machine into Ålesund's history. You get a good idea of why almost the entire town was rebuilt in the 1910s...More

2  Thank ReiseReiskat
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