Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder, Kristiansand

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Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder (Norwegian :Naturmuseum og botanisk hage, Universitetet i Agder, formerly Kristiansand Museum and Agder Natural History Museum) is the only natural history museum on the Southern Coast of Norway, located in Kristiansand in Vest-Agder County. The museum was founded in 1828 as part of Kristiansand Katedralskole, named Kristiansand Museum. The current museum and botanical garden is run by the University of Agder.

Today the natural history museum and botanical garden is located in the former farm Gimle, where the museum is in the outhouse and the park is about botanical garden, while the main building in Gimle Gård also has a museum, part of Vest-Agder Museum. The museum's current exhibition space was opened by the then Crown Prince Harald 26 June 1990.
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  • It’s a lovely little museum close to the Kristiansand city centre. There is plenty of parking available and entry costs 80kroners for an adult. It’s free for kids. They have a small selection of...  more »
  • The museum is small with a focus on local flora, fauna and geology, and some temporary exhibition that change from time to time. The real gem is the botanical gardens and the park surrounding the...  more »
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  • Nice place with insects and reptiles. Worth coming with children
  • Exciting greenhouse with desert plants, and a beautiful outdoor garden, really recommend going here for lazy Sundays!!

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