Monday-Friday, 9AM-3PM (09:00-15:00)
Saturday 11AM-3PM (11:00-15:00)
Extended opening hours in school vacations and in December: Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM
June 15th-August 15th: daily, 10 AM-5PM (10:00-17:00).
Guided tours for groups on enquiry
Free admittance to the museum café and shop
Tickets/admittance to the exhibitions: Adults NOK 60, children NOK 30, families NOK 150
Free admittance for members of the Ryfylkemuseet’s Friends’ Association
Nordenden 14, 4230 Sand. Tel.: (+47) 52 79 29 50
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Nesasjøhuset is the main building for Ryfylkemuseet. It has a striking setting at Nordenden in the idyllic and authentic shore town of Sand. Sand lies along the Ryfylke National Tourist Route and is part of the Suldal “Treasure Chest” in Ryfylke.
The warehouse was built during the boom years of herring fishing around 1850. Here nets and boats were stored and herring catches salted. The building later housed a barrel factory and various storage facilities. Ryfylkemuseet moved here in 1991. Here is where exhibitions are held, the museum shop and café are located and numerous events are arranged during the year.
THE MUSEUM SHOP
An inviting museum shop is located on the ground floor. It has an excellent selection of local historical literature, local craft products, Norwegian jewelry and trinkets etc.
There is also a café in Nesasjøhuset overlooking Sand and the fjord. Good Fair Trade coffee is sold here as are freshly baked waffles with jam and sour cream. Seating both inside and outside during the summer.
BRØDRENE AF SAND
The coaster Brødrene af Sand is moored right outside the museum whenever she is not out cruising.
The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions are located on the first and second floors. The exhibition on the first floor, “Mitt Ryfylke” (My Ryfylke), presents lifestyles and ways of life in the region. Learn about local industry, water power, tourism, geography, chapel culture, immigration to Ryfylke and much more. Information is given through texts, illustrations, objects and video. More information is available in the various in-depth study stations. This is where you can become better acquainted with Ryfylke, the region you are now visiting.
The exhibition on the second floor, “Kvitebjørnen” (The White Bear), is an interactive exhibition where children can play and use their imaginations. It is based on a story by a local author, Rasmus Løland (1861-1907). Løland is one of the most important New Norwegian children’s authors. The exhibition lets children visit a fantasy land where they can roam through the story, dress up, climb castle walls, play king-in-the-mirror, make toys of pinecones and twigs or just sit down and read a book.
The exhibition on the first floor, “Mitt Ryfylke” (My Ryfylke), presents lifestyles and ways of life in the region through texts, illustrations, objects and video. Here you can learn about local industry, water power, tourism, geography, chapel culture, immigration to Ryfylke and much more. There are several in-depth study stations to help you become even better acquainted with the Ryfylke region.
Nesasjøhuset has a fine location at Nordenden in the shore town of Sand.