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About the museum

Welcome to the Natural museum and botanical garden at the University of Agder! The museum was founded in 1828 as part of Kristiansand Katedralskole, named Kristiansand Museum.

You will find the museum situated at a beautiful old manor called Gimle Gård. The area lies northeast of Kristiansand city centre. The first thing you see when arriving is the botanical garden. The garden consists of nearly 2000 plants including exotic pitcher plants, carnivorous plants, and herbs. Many visitors are excited to experience our rose collections. We also have monastery garden and a millennium garden with plants from the Viking age to today.

The botanical garden has a children's playground. A forest cabin with a bonfire and can be rented upon request. It can house up to 30 guests. In addition, there are outdoor musical instruments close to the cabin.

We have a small café and a museum shop that are freely accessible during our opening hours. The botanical garden is always open and free to enter. There is seating at the cafe, by the entrance, and throughout the garden.

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