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Merdogaard Museum

Merdo, Arendal 4818, Norway
+47 37 01 79 00
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One of the top sites on the island of Merdo

My mother and I went there during a visit to see my fore-bearers home and stumbled on this really... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Edward M
Merdø is a treasure

If you visit Arendal, you must take the ferry to Merdø. It is a small island which you can easily... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
helbili
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Oslo, Norway
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The location of the museum is idyllic, on the old outport and beautiful island of Merdo. The island is worth a visit to those who want to experience the nature, old coastal culture, or just enjoy themselves in cosy surroundings. There are a couple of small beaches, and a nice café on the side of the island towards land. The part of the island facing Skagerrak is rocky, scattered with pebbles and boulders, and has a fantastic view both summer and winter. The museum is a small coastal farm with a main building from 1736, kept as it was in about 1800. Hourly tours in Norwegian during the summer season. The museum is a department of Aust-Agder kulturhistoriske senter, the county museum. Merdo was one of the most important outports in Sorlandet, with a customs station, pilot station, school, shop and post office. Ferry to the island from Pollen in Arendal.
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6 Sep 2017
“One of the top sites on the island of Merdo”
3 Aug 2016
“Merdø is a treasure”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Merdo, Arendal 4818, Norway
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My mother and I went there during a visit to see my fore-bearers home and stumbled on this really interesting small museum. We liked it very much

Thank Edward M
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Hilde J, Informasjonssjef at Merdogaard Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Hei Edward M Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you appreciated the visit.

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Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you visit Arendal, you must take the ferry to Merdø. It is a small island which you can easily walk around in one hour. The ferry costs about 45 kr (one way) and takes about 25 minutes. In the summer the ferry sails every...More

Thank helbili
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

of this home of a sailing man. Wallpaper from 1700 !! and a lot of interesting furniture, Photos of the people that lived here

Thank Reidun E
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Merdøgård museum is and original skipper home built in 1731, with all of its original features and interior. There a guided tours every hour, between 12 and 16, where you lean about the history of the island and the house. A must see place while...More

Thank Bjita
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