Romsdalsmuseet is a regional museum with branches in different parts of Romsdal in the county of Møre og Romsdal.
Their main facility is in the town Molde, with a fair-sized open air museum and a new visitor center that house the artifact collection.
A visit to the Romsdalmuseet may be a part of your trip to Norway
Romsdalsmuseet was founded in 1912 as Romsdal Bygdemuseum. at first a few houses stood in a park, but after the museum in 1927 bought land at it’s present location an extensive development followed. In 1928 the museum was opened to the public.
The museum park is normally open, year round, for you to stroll freely from 8 am to 10 pm. In the park you find one section with older farmhouses and one section with a town street with houses from the early 1900’s. The houses are locked and you can not go in unless you are part of a guided tour. Note that in the third week of July, access to the area may be restricted as the museum is used as an arena for some of Molde International Jazzfestival’s concerts.
In the months June, July and August you can take guided tours where you get to go into the houses. There are several special events taking place at the museum. Among them are performances by folk dance groups. July 29th there is an re-enactment where the houses are “inhabited” and old household and farming techniques are performed for the visitors. Check the website for information and opening hours. It is a short walk from the town-center with signs to lead your way.
Click on the pictures and navigate the picture-carousel
Romsdalsmuseet has a good and comprehensive website. It is automatically translated by Google. Not perfect English, but you get the gist of it.