Sunnmøre Museum

Sunnmøre Museum information

Location
Ålesund , Norway
Address
Borgundgavlen
More information
www.sunnmore.museum.no
Prices
adult/child Nkr80/30
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Fri, noon-4pm Sun May-Oct, closed Mon rest of year
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Ålesund's celebrated Sunnmøre Museum is 4km east of the centre. Here, at the site of the old Borgundkaupangen trading centre, active from the 11th to 16th centuries, over 50 traditional buildings have been relocated. Ship-lovers will savour the collection of around 40 historic boats, including replicas of Viking-era ships and a commercial trading vessel from around AD 1000. Take bus 613, 618 or 624.

Should your visit coincide with its restricted opening hours, don't overlook – as many visitors often do – its Medieval Age Museum. Displayed around excavations of the old trading centre are well documented artefacts discovered on-site and reproductions of medieval illustrations depicting the way of life of the west Norwegian coastal folk who inhabited this thriving community.