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Ringerikes Museum

#3 of 8 things to do in Honefoss Features Animals
Norderhovsbakken 8, Honefoss 3512, Norway
+47 32 13 50 50
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Exciting viking exhibition at Hringsriki

These museums are the real deal with authentic bullet holes after famous battles and a genuine... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2014
Camilla2000
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Ringerike, Norway
Surprisingly interesting

The former vicarage, that today houses the museum, and the medieval Norderhov church next door is... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2014
Brainspin
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Oslo
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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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4 Nov 2014
“Exciting viking exhibition at Hringsriki”
1 Nov 2014
“Surprisingly interesting”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Norderhovsbakken 8, Honefoss 3512, Norway
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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!

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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.

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