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Mellemvaerftet Old Shipbuilding Museum

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norway trip

Weather was a bit overcast and rain therefore this was a good option. We had a wonderful guide you... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
Old ship building museum

Was in Kristiansund and wandered down the waterfront. We saw a sign for a museum and kept walking... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
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8 Aug 2017
“norway trip”
1 Nov 2016
“Old ship building museum”
Norway’s only living shipbuilding museum – founded in 1856. The shipyard buildings are from 1872 and the residential houses from 1887. Museum and conservation centre for More og Romsdal. Many veteran craft are anchored/moored in the area. A walk...more
Kranav. 22, Kristiansund 6509, Norway
+47 71 67 71 95
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Weather was a bit overcast and rain therefore this was a good option. We had a wonderful guide you explained all the fascinating tools and machines. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Was in Kristiansund and wandered down the waterfront. We saw a sign for a museum and kept walking. Almost missed it, but as we walked thru the marina we saw a building and a young man was sitting there. Asked him where the museum was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank kelloggvi
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Great and very interesting place. If you happen to have a burning passion for ships, this is the place for you!

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Virginia B
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I read all the other Trip Advisor reviews before we visited and honestly, I expected a lot more than we got. I expected to see exhibits with at least minimal explanations of what I was seeing. Nothing was labeled (not even in Norwegian); it wasn't...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Peregrina651
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is Kristiansund history. Unpretentiously laid out. This is a place that is actually used still and that gives it a great feel. To walk amongst the docks, boats and harbor area here gives you a real sense of what Kristiansund used to be. In...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank tormodel
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very intersting old wharf still in existence. They specialize i maintaing and build traditional wooden boats.

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Pål H
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I have walked through a few times. Worth a look, but really only to spend more than perhaps 30 minutes to an hour. As noted elsewhere by another, worth a skim!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Roberto D
Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a working ship repair museum located in an old shipyard a short walk away from the centre of Kristiansund. There are some wonderful old wooden ships being restored, you can visit the workshops and forge to meet the shipwrights. The whole place has...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank Geoffrey I
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have a guided tour of this museum. We met a blacksmith whose English was so good he was able to tell us stories about the origins of many idioms that we use in English such as ' strike while the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank ValC776
Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a museum full of history. It is nothing fancy, but you definitely can feel like a local. Staff is super friendly, and although the place gets cold during winters, it is awesome to try some black smithing there!

Date of experience: June 2015
6  Thank lolafiks
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