Glacier Museum, Fjaerland

The Norwegian Glacier Museum (Norwegian: Norsk Bremuseum) is a museum in Fjærland, Vestland county, Norway.
The building was designed by architect Sverre Fehn. In 2002 a decision was made to build an extension to the museum, which was also designed by Fehn. The museum also houses the Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre, a Fehn-designed addition that opened in 2007.
The museum's stated purpose is to "collect, create and disseminate knowledge about glaciers and climate". It provides information about the glacier Jostedalsbreen and the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The museum is open from April through October, daily. It was founded as a joint project between the organizations and institutions Norwegian Trekking Association, the International Glaciological Society, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the Norwegian Polar Institute, the Sogn og Fjordane University College, the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo.

In 2006 Sarner Ltd, a UK-based museum and attraction design company were commissioned to create an experiential exhibit on climate change. The exhibit Our Fragile Climate was opened in July 2007 by former US vice-president Walter Mondale.
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  • We stopped here on our travels for an hour or two and what a great little museum! Really interesting and engaging displays - we learnt a lot about glaciers in a short time. We were 4 adults, but can.....  more »
  • This is a not to be missed museum of you are in the area!!! The amount of information on glaciers, history and climate change will be knowledge I will never forget. Even the architecture of the...  more »
  • The exhibition is awesome and a mixture of informative texts and models of the various processes having to do with glaciers. Make sure you don't leave without having seen the show on climate change since it's truly impressive and really makes you give some thought to the question of what you can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. Apart from that, the museum has hired very helpful and friendly staff!
  • It is amazing! Love the glacier video at the begining, and the time travel exhibition! The ice cave is so much fun too. And Al the experiments. Highly recommended! Thank you!

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