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Kristiansand Museum

Vigeveien 22 b | Kongsgård, Kristiansand 4633, Norway
+47 38 10 26 90
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Nice and interesting buildings, but the cafe was cold

We visited the museum on a cold rainy autumn Sunday. It was a combined walk/museum experience. We... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
quickstep09
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Norway
Cruise tour too quick for this interesting place

We visited as part of a RC shore excursion and had less than 40 minutes with a very good costumed... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
stoneleigh93
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Houston, TX
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Open-air museum with approx. 40 Antiquated buildings. Bygaden (old town street), Vest-Agder tunet (old yard) and Setesdalstunet. Miniature model town based on old buildings in Kristiansand. Walk down the old town street, allow the children to play with old-fashioned toys or run around in peaceful surroundings. Eat your sandwiches on a bench or enjoy a cup of coffee and a waffle at Consul Morch's Pavilion.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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Vigeveien 22 b | Kongsgård, Kristiansand 4633, Norway
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited the museum on a cold rainy autumn Sunday. It was a combined walk/museum experience. We walked around the area and looked inside the houses, and it was interesting - also the maritime exhibition. Well worth a visit. We wanted to have a nice...More

Thank quickstep09
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Hi Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely see what we can do to make the cafe more comfortable. Eva MH

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of a RC shore excursion and had less than 40 minutes with a very good costumed guide and quick peeks on our own after her 30 min presentation. I wanted more time for this well done venue.More

1  Thank stoneleigh93
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Hi How nice to read that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your kind words to the guide who was working, I am sure she will ble pleased to hear that you enjoyed her presentation, I agree that 40 minutes is too short...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

I visited here as part of a cruise ship excursion. Although I enjoyed my visit, it wasn't what I expected. On our short guided tour, our guide was good at explaining what life was like and why the houses were made the way they were....More

Thank seetheworld600
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for taking time to review the museum. It is true that we don't have interpreters in the houses, but the people working at the museum are more than happy to answer any questions our guests may have. I am glad you had a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Spent an hour wandering around here on a port call from a cruise. Interesting view into times gone by with a variety of traditional houses on show. A bit out of town - easily accessed by bike.

Thank PS62
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Hi Thank you for taking time to review Kristiansand museum. Happy to see you found the visit interesting. Eva H

Reviewed 14 July 2016

This museum is a great place where you can meet a lot of different ages in history. Here you can find different buildings from different times. It somewhat summarizes a lot of Norwegian history, the area, but a guided tour is charged by a small...More

Thank tronduns
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Thank you for a good review. We really appreciate that you enjoy Kristiansand museum. When you pay your entrance to the museum, a guided tour is available at no extra cost. Eva MH

Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you are interessted in the old days ,this is the place to see old Kristiansand. Very interessting

Thank Tor Steinar E
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Just outside the town center you will find this museum. You will find some buildings from the old city center (but's a lot of houses there still from old days), a model of parts of "kvadraturen", and some houses from Setesdal and other parts of...More

Thank bjois
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2015

Hi, we like to hear that people find the museum interesting. It does show a variety of life in "the earlier days". Thank you for a nice and informative review. Eva MH

Reviewed 29 September 2015

The word museum is a misnomer in that you normally expect a building with artifacts. You are actually outside of a 15 inch gun and then go into the bowels of that massive gun. Sort of ironic in that the main attraction of Kristiansand was...More

Thank Frank M
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2015

Dear Frank M, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Kristiansand Kanonmuseum. We will bear in mind that signs should be not only in Norwegian, and I do apologize if the language barrier made your experience less enjoyable. Thank you so...More

Reviewed 25 September 2015

This place is really great with old-time structures. As we were going along the tour we were impressed, Then we found out they were all original authentic buildings and were super impressed! It's amazing how long these structures have stood the test of time. A...More

Thank Dand978
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2015

Hi Dand978 - thank you for taking time to review Kristiansand museum. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit, and hearing that you found our guides clever makes us proud. Thank you for visiting and welcome back. All the best, Eva MH

Reviewed 4 July 2015

We took a city bus to get here and luckily the bus driver stopped and pointed us in the right direction! After a short walk, we actually entered through the exit but no one seemed to mind. We found our way to the entrance, paid...More

3  Thank YankeeEagle
Eva H, Resepsjonssjef at Kristiansand Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2015

How nice to read that you found your way to the museum without any problems and that you enjoyed your visit. Please come agaon any time. Best regards, Eva

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Explorer355
What is the cost to go thru the Museum?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Eva H | Property representative |
We have the following prices all in Norwegian kroner. Adult: NOK 90,- Child (between 4 and 18) NOK 40,- Familiy (2 adults and up to 3 children) NOK 220,-
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GeorgeMonroe
can you walk from cruise port to museum
21 May 2016|
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Response from Eva H | Property representative |
Hello George, the distance from the cruise port to the museum is close to 10 kilometers, a more than 2 hours walk. You can get on the westbound M1-bus and walk from the bus stop. That would be about 2,1 kilometers. Eva H
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Bitty007
What bus did you take to the museum? Where did you get the bus? And how long did the bus ride take?
11 September 2015|
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Response from Eva H | Property representative |
Hi Bitty, you can get to the museum on any eastbound M1, M2 og M3 bus leaving from Henrik Wergelandsgate. The bus ride is approximately 10 minutes, give or take a minute or two.
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