Norsk Museum

Norsk Museum, Sheridan: Hours, Address, Norsk Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Norsk Museum
4.5
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Ronald W
Grand Rapids, MI209 contributions
A visit to the history of Norwegian Settlers
Jun 2021
We visited on Saturday afternoon on a very hot 90 degree day. The air conditioning was very welcome. The original people were sloopers 50+ people from Norway who s settled the area. Much information about the vessel, the trip, the conditions. These settlers built the community they relied on each other and their families. 4 Stoves that came from the original houses were amazing. A carved dining set that came from Norway has marvelous workmanship. Fashions, toys, trolls, the last man who struck out Babe Ruth. A $5 donation is requested and certainly a small price to pay for a great experience.
Written 13 June 2021
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KentuckianaSwede
New Albany, IN69 contributions
The Norsk Museum in Norway, Illinois is a gem worth seeing.
Sep 2020
The Museum is only open on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5:pm. The normal year has it open every weekend. from June until September. This year it will be open into October, but only every other week. (It was open September 26-27, 2020)
The museum is housed in an old Hauge Lutheran Church building. The movement which followed Hauge, a Norwegian Lutheran lay minister (1771-1824), was a pietist stream within the larger church.
The first room of the museum in the old church nave is filled with objects from Norwegian/American history beyond its major focus on the Norwegian church tradition in the USA. There a pews, a historic altar piece, a pulpit with a figure of the most famous preacher to preach standing in it, housewares, weaving, rosemaling,(Norwegian decorative folk painting), and more. The second exhibit space has more folk art, historic pictures, exhibits about noted Norwegian/Americans, and miscellaneous other pieces. In another building is a replica of a Viking ship and various props to hold for pictures. (The children of a visiting family were delighted). All in all it impressed this Swede.
A highlight of my time there was that I didn't need to use the available printed guide but was shown through the museum by a charming and knowledgeable man, whose father was guiding others.

The museum is free, but there is an optional suggested donation of $5.
The whole area around the little town, Norway, where the museum is located is one of significant Norwegian settlement with many town names the same as Norwegian ones.
Written 30 September 2020
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bcasey1
Plant City, FL1,665 contributions
Hidden gem that had a lot more than expected.
Jul 2019 • Friends
Fun stop. We got there about a half hour before closing and wished we had more time there. Extremely informative and interesting guides. More to see and learn about than we expected.
Written 10 July 2019
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Jeremy G
Twin Lake, MI25 contributions
Great place
Aug 2018 • Family
Great place see history no charge just donations just check on days there open not open all time in week days Good place to see Vikings ship
Written 1 August 2018
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Melissa D
West Jordan, UT287 contributions
Cute from the outside
Jun 2017 • Couples
This place looks really great from the outside. We stayed nearby for almost a week but weren't able to see inside because it is only open Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm. We drove by and admired the building, but we were never able to see the treasures within the building itself. Too bad.
Written 12 June 2017
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JL B
Oswego, IL70 contributions
Nice little Norwegian Museum
Sep 2016 • Friends
In the little town of Norway, Illinois you can take a little tour though the old Church turned museum. Lots of local Norwegian history within its walls.
Written 12 September 2016
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Norsk Museum is open:
  • Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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