Old Kvernes Rural Museum

6538 Averøy

Phone71 58 70 00


Old Kvernes Rural museum consists of 11 old buildings with a large and varied collection, from different time periods. The mail yard by the museum form a marine environment like it was in the 18th and 19th century.

Own marine section with fishermen's cabins and several boat houses represents the marine culture and the fisherman's life and work. Old boats are well preserved. The museum also has an own archaelogical section with finds from the "Fosna Culture" (Mesolithic), from excavations by the area around Bremsneshatten.

The museum organize several events during the year, where local food traditions, craft, activities and the likes are important themes. An example is the Olsok ("St. Olav's Wake") fair during the last weekend of July, filled with activities. Saltfeskbaill - a local fish speciality - is also for sale during this weekend.

The museum is open every day except Mondays during the summer season.

20/06/2015 - 23/08/2015Tuesday - Sunday11:00-17:00
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Kvernes Stave Church

A beautiful and special church with a magnificent view over two fjords, Kvernes stave church dates from around year 1300. In the interior are a chancel screen with crucifix and royal monogram, a Baroque pulpit, and painted acanthus decorations. Highly attractive for visitors, also larger groups. Guide service available. Open during the summer, and upon request year-round. Next door is Old Kvernes Rural Museum, and the newer Kvernes church is situated nearby.  

Contact details

Destination Kristiansund & Nordmøre
Kongens Plass 1
P.O. Box 508
N-6501 Kristiansund

Tel +47 71 58 54 54


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