OPENING HOURS 2019
Monday-friday and sunday 11.00-15.00, extended opening hours in the school holidays
June 15 – June 30: everyday 10-15
July 1- August 31: every day 10-17
Free entrance to the museum café and shop
Tickets/entrance to the exhibitions: Adults NOK 60, children NOK 30, families NOK 150
Nordenden 14, 4230 Sand, Tlf (+47) 52 79 29 50
Tlf (+47) 52 79 29 50, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
In the second floor we offer temporary exhibitions. From June til October we have the exhibition <Folk music and nationalism>, an exhibition from the Valdres museum.
Nesasjøhuset has a fine location at Nordenden in the shore town of Sand.
ON A TREASURE HUNT WITH YOUR MOBILE AS YOUR GUIDE
Get on a treasure hunt and explore our sites with a guide on your own mobile phone. With our free app Ryfylkemuseet you will get to know more about the site you are visiting. Through fotos, informasjon and narrative we tell you the hidden histories when you visit our sites even though the guides are not around. This way you can discover more about the fjordside village Sand.
Download our free app here. Our Ryfylkemuseet-app can be downloaded from Google Play or from the App Store. The app is called Ryfylkemuseet.