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Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube

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Address: Apotekergata 16, Alesund 6004, Norway
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+47 70 10 49 70
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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The Art Nouveau Centre was opened by HM Queen Sonja of Norway on 6 June...

The Art Nouveau Centre was opened by HM Queen Sonja of Norway on 6 June 2003, and is a national centre for Art Nouveau/ Jugendstil. The museum occupies the listed Svaneapoteket pharmacy building, right in the heart of Aalesund. Much of the original interior of the building has been preserved and restored. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions spread over three floors. Exhibits include a broad selection of Norwegian art nouveau objects, from advertising to jewellery, in addition to several multi-media shows.The Art Nouveau Centre has a gift shop and a cafe, where you can enjoy a nice slice of cake and a cup of coffee.

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Interesting history on the architecture of Alesund

Museum provides a good background of the challenges that faced this town after the fire devastated a large portion. The town used committees to decide of how to consider many of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Museum provides a good background of the challenges that faced this town after the fire devastated a large portion. The town used committees to decide of how to consider many of the ideas to redevelop the area. They seemed to take a long time to decide so frequently ideas became outdated before they could be implemented. The museum provides maps,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For 80NOK this is a great way to quickly understand the devastating impacts of the fire that destroyed Alesund and learn of the amazing people and circumstances that led its rebuilding to the beautiful city it is today. The "time machine" is a fun way to introduce the history, and the the exhibits on the other floors are well explained... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended an information seminar, concerning the new exhibitions in the Jugendstilsenteret & Kube which are just openning - Good work & very professional.

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Bergen
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Jugendstilsenter gives a comprehensive and excellent introduction to the background of this architectural wonder of a city. The fire in 1904 is well dramatised with the aid of a 'time machine', Then the restructuring and rebuilding of the whole town. Well presented. The building housing the center is itself and excellent example of the Art Nouveau style. Exterior, interiors,... More 

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Southern California
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were on a Hurtigruten cruise that stopped in Alesund on a rainy day. The museum was easy to get to from the ship, and a great spot to duck into to get out of the rain. We enjoyed hearing the first-hand stories from the fire, and exploring the exhibits in the next room. Small, but fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Loved the Jugendstilsenteret. Has an incredible audio visual experience that takes you back in time. I learnt so much about the last 120 years of the town. This museum is housed in a beautiful Jugend building and has a great cafe and gift shop. Well worth a visit

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

So well curated and exhibited. A must see for any art and design lover. The history of the town, architecture and the arts are very well explained and the collection is small but very rich.

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Israel
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited these two museums, which are both accessible for one price. There was an exhibition in the Kube named "Town" on, urban development and urbanization, which was nice. The entrance to Jugendstil museum is just opposite and trough the museum shop. It is worth a visit if you are interested in Art Nouveau, it`s really opens your eyes for... More 

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Perranporth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We found the museum interesting and fascinating. I loved all the original rooms and the multi media presentation on the rebuilding of Alesund.

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Neerpelt, Belgium
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

When we visited Alesund, it rain all day. Because we are great fans of the Jugendstil, we decided to visit the Jugendstilsenteret. We expected to stay for an hour or two, but that went 5 hours.... (including lunch) A great museum, with a very clear explaination of the city fiers of 1904 and the rebuild of the town!

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