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Ringerikes Museum

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Norderhovsbakken 8, Honefoss 3512, Norway
+47 459 73 232
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Well Presented Local Museum

Norwegian national costumes are the theme for this local museum, summer of 2017. What little they... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Sigmund L
Hidden gem with tons of history

Full disclosure: I am a sometime guide at this great, little museum, but I have been in love with... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Jon G
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Ringerike museum was founded in 1923. It acquired and moved into the enormous timber building Norderhov vicarage around 1960. The house dates back to 1635, and until 1960 it was the residence of the vicar of Norderhov church. Anna Colbjørnsdatter The museum tells the dramatic story of how the courageous wife of the vicar, Anna Colbjørnsdatter, tricked several hundred Swedish soldiers in the battle of Norderhov in 1716. A large number of Swedish soldiers were killed. Bullet holes in the walls and weapons in the room bear witness to the terrible event. The dried up body of Anna is still in the crypt of Norderhov church. Jørgen Moe It was here, in Norderhov’s old vicarage, that the fairytale authors Jørgen Moe and Peter Christian Asbjørnsen met for the first time, when they were just 13–14 years old. This is where they laid the foundations for a life-long friendship that awakened their interest in collecting Norwegian fairytales. The museum has hundreds of objects from their lives.
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“folk tales” (2 reviews)
“battle” (3 reviews)
“force” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norderhovsbakken 8, Honefoss 3512, Norway
+47 459 73 232
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Norwegian national costumes are the theme for this local museum, summer of 2017. What little they have was well presented and gave a good impression of the elaborated garments. Similarly well presented was the local resistance section, giving young and old an impression of the...More

Thank Sigmund L
Elise J, Front Office Manager at Ringerikes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your review :)

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Full disclosure: I am a sometime guide at this great, little museum, but I have been in love with it ever since I first came here in 1994. In this building, parts of which date to 1635, there is much to see relating to the...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 4 November 2014

These museums are the real deal with authentic bullet holes after famous battles and a genuine resident ghost. Be sure to visit the cellars too, and ask for a guided tour!

Thank Camilla2000
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The former vicarage, that today houses the museum, and the medieval Norderhov church next door is best known for the battle of Norderhov in 1716. A Norwegian force ambushed a Swedish contingent resting at the farm, and destroyed it completely. They fired through the windows...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I have been in this museum with my parents, my wife and her family. It was tour guide and it was very interesting learnig about the vikings.

Thank Eliomondello
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