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Aalesunds Museum

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Address: Rasmus Roennebergs gate 16 | 6002 Aalesund, Alesund 6002, Norway
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+47 70 16 48 42
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 03:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Aalesunds museum displays permanent and temporary exhibitions with an...

Aalesunds museum displays permanent and temporary exhibitions with an emphasis on the city history from the late 1800 and onwards. The exhibition are spread over four floors and presents historical events that occured in Ålesund. Become more familiar with the the coastal towns history. See the exhibitions "The Great fire in 1904", "Aalesund during the occupation" and "Uræd" the first enclosed lifeboat to cross the North Atlantic.

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Be sure to go inside the life boat display it was fascinating and the museum was full of interesting information information . It was a sunny day then the rain just started... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Hank D
Scottsboro, Alabama
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Alesund, Norway
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this museum many times, but, this time we had a special private group. The new manager / guide was very good. Well worth a visit.

Thank Neil03091947
Scottsboro, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Be sure to go inside the life boat display it was fascinating and the museum was full of interesting information information . It was a sunny day then the rain just started pouring so the museum was a comfortable place to b out of the rain.

Thank Hank D
Fort Pierce, Florida
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A small museum with good presentation of material from ancient times to World War II. One can learn about the history of the town; especially the rebuilding after the war.

Thank Mapman_Phila
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We decided to head into this museum due to a heavy downpour and couldn't have been more surprised at how enjoyable it was. No offense to the small museums of the world, but sometimes they are cluttered, often only in one language (which always makes me wish I spoke more languages), and have disinterested personnel. This was the opposite! It... More 

1 Thank StillTravelingOn
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The folders present a nice overview of each room in the museum although it would have been better to have English captions for the items as well. Video of the city's history is only in Norwegian but the cashier/staff member explained the town model in very good English. The coolest thing in the museum is the Fearless lifeboat.

Thank genibre69
Alesund, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Guiding today, between the rain & the sun, I was able to guide in Ålesund Museum, but only outside, great views & good information. Both from World War II & development of Ålesund from1825.

Thank Neil03091947
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Another day and another fab museum to wander about with easy access. The port is very close to the town if you are on a cruise. Take time to take a tour as the roads are amazing hairpin bends.

Thank Edward J
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The museum shows a 14 minute film of the disastrous fire of 1904 which wiped out 80% of the town, and the way Europe responded to help rebuild and renew the town in 1905 and 6.

1 Thank Fletch W
Brooksville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Stumbled upon this Museum on our Hop On/Hop/Off bus tour. Items from local history well displayed . They have the first enclosed lifeboat on display which you can enter . Predecessor to todays cruise ship lifeboats.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We recently spent time at this great museum. We were guided through some of the rooms by a very knowledgable young man named Richard. He really knew his history of Alesund and Norway, in particular the history of the WW2 years in Norway. We came way feeling that we would like to read more about the Norwegian resistance during WW2.... More 

1 Thank dianej154

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