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Kristiansand Museum
Ranked #12 of 70 things to do in Kristiansand
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Owner description: Open-air museum with approx. 40 Antiquated buildings. Bygaden (old town street), Vest-Agder tunet (old yard) and Setesdalstunet. Miniature model town based on old buildings in Kristiansand. Walk down the old town street, allow the children to play with old-fashioned toys or run around in peaceful surroundings. Eat your sandwiches on a bench or enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle at Consul Morch's Pavilion.
Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
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“Well to know”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Its small but full of information but dont try to spand whole day here , its not going to happend because it is a very small mueum

Visited June 2014
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Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing our museum.

Best regards,

Eva
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great guide to Norwegian farming life”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A delightful museum, similar to those in other Scandinavian countries, with old buildings in a beautiful forest setting, giving a flavour of how life once was. As I was there as part of a wider tour I didn't have time to see it all but the village street and the 1600s farm were fascinating, especially the farm. The collection of farm buildings were brought together from an isolated mountainous area some three hours away and placed to recreate the farm of the 1600s with an 1800s farm house to show how life moved on. Our guide brought this to life wonderfully, explaining how people lived, slept, cooked and looked after their animals. We explored the village ourselves, walking in the carpenters, cobblers and more.

Visited May 2014
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Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you for your nice review.

I do hope you get an opportunity to come back and get an even closer look at all our buildings.

Eva
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A History of Kristiansands living”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Visited this museum whilst on a Baltic Cruise. We found our own way here via a local bus and saw what Kristiansands houses looked like over a hundred years ago. Although the museum was only fully open for pre-booked cruise excursions we could still see the majority of this site without paying an entrance fee. We spent an enjoyable couple of hours seeing many different buildings and a farm area. All in all an enjoyable look into Norways past

Visited August 2013
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4 Thank MaryHolly
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Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed.

Eva
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North Walsham, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Visited whilst on a cruise from UK. Easy bus ride from town costr around £5 each return and entry (for pensioners) at around the same made this incredible value. we spent over two hours enjoying seeing the many ages and styles of buildings and chatting with the staff whoe provided a most enjoyable and informative talk ( in excellent English ). Would higly recommend anyone with an interest in history to visit this museum.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank David A
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Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Thank you for visiting the museum. We are happy to hear that you had a good time.
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“A glimpse into Norways past”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Visited the museum recently as an excursion whilst on a cruise. It was well worth it. It was really interesting to see how Norweigans lived many years ago, and our guide Anjette (hope that's spelt right) was very informative and made it interesting. It's good how they have managed to get all the old buildings into one place. And you learn how we take lots of things for granted when you find how they lived many years ago. If we had one fault, and it's not the museums, is that the visit wasn't long enough. Really enjoyable and would recommend to anyone

Visited June 2013
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Eva H, Front Office Manager at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

We really appreciatre your kind words and hope you will visit again some other time.
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