Museums & Attractions
Many attractions in one place at Sunnmoere Museum (Sunnmøre Museum)
Welcome to visit the open-air museum with its vast collection of old houses and vast boat collection. Enjoy a stroll between the picturesque houses and the indoor exhibitions, and get an insight into the cultural and architectural history of Sunnmøre.
Sunnmøre Museum, founded, in 1931, is a folk museum of the Norwegian coastal culture. The museum is located just 5 minutes drive from down town Ålesund, spread out over an outdoor area of 120 hectares (50acres). We give an insight into people`s life and work from the Stone Age up in recent times, through various exhibitions and a large collection of old houses and boats. The Outdoor Museum, with its more than 55 well preserved old buildings, tells about the building traditions and way of living at Sunnmøre from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Take a look at the museum’s vast boat collection too, including replicas of Viking ships, and visit the Medieval Age Museum, also located on the premises.
By the dock and in the boat hall you will find one of the country’s largest collection of boats. With ships as the viking ship Borgundknarren, the Kvalsund ship and with the history of the “Shetland boat” M/K Heland.
Boat building has a long tradition at Sunnmøre. Copies of the Fjørtoft boat and the Kvalsund ship from 600- and 700- century, is visible prov on this.
– Open-air Museum
Small houses that provided shelter to the family in feasts and everyday life, cow sheds, houses for food storage, old schools and others can be seen. They are visible reminders of the daily work on farms and at sea – everything from mountain huts and barns to boathouses and fishermen’s shacks.
– Medieval Museum
Experience the fascinating history of the Sunnmøre region at the Medieval Museum in Borgundkaupangen. The museum is built across parts of an excavation site from the old trading community, and the interesting exhibitions inside display the findings from the extensive archaeological research in the area.
Museum shop and cafeteria
Visit our museum shop and cafeteria that are situated on the ground floor and easy to access.
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