OPENING HOURS SUMMER 2023
June 24th – August 20th: Monday to Sunday 10.00-17.00
Free entrance to the museum café and shop
Tickets/entrance to the exhibitions: Adults NOK 100, children under 16 FREE accompanied by adult
Nordenden 14, 4230 Sand, Tlf (+47) 52 79 29 50
Tlf (+47) 52 79 29 50, email@example.com
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. 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 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, “Fuglar i lyrikken” (Birds in poetry), gives some samples of the rich poetry that – for various reasons – dresses in feathers, sings and flies.
Nesasjøhuset has a fine location at Nordenden in the shore town of Sand.