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Kristiansand museum old houses and happy children
Kristiansand museum.
Photo: Elisabeth Høibo, Visit Sørlandet
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Cultural heritage, art and history museums

At the museums in Kristiansand you can experience modern art, a museum steam train, the world's second largest land-based cannon and stroll between four hundred year old buildings at Kristiansand open air museum.

Vest-Agder Museums in Southern Norway

Vest-Agder-museum is a union of eleven cultural heritage museums in Southern Norway. Visit Kristiansand open-air museumGimle Gård manor house museum, Odderøya museum harbour and the World War II Cannon museum in Kristiansand.

Just a short car trip outside of the city you can ride the Setesdalsbanen museum railway in Vennesla and visit the ship D/S Hestmanden, a memorial museum from Second World War. For more information see vestagdermuseet.no.

Art museums and galleries in Kristiansand


Kunstsilo is an abandoned, award-winning grain silo in Kristiansand, Norway, now being transformed into one of Northern Europe’s most innovative art institutions and experience centres. With its unique premises and location, the centre will house the Tangen Collection – the world’s largest collection of Nordic modernist art – as well as Sørlandets Kunstmuseum’s permanent collection.

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