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Great experience - museum made by sailors association and volunteering by members

A very special small museum, made by the towns sailors associations, with volunteering by their... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Alfaliz
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Brussels, Belgium
If you're interested in maritim history this is a good place to visit !

This small museum is really worth while to visit. Tonsberg is the oldest town in Norway - more than... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
SignarI
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Tonsberg, Norway
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25 Jan 2017
“Great experience - museum made by sailors association and volunteering by members”
5 May 2016
“If you're interested in maritim history this is a good place to visit !”
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Tonsberg's shipping and whaling history. Exhibition of the whaling pioneer Svend Foyn. Shippingcompanies in Vestfold. Ship models. About 400 pictures from the merchant fleet of Tonsberg and the whaling fleet of Vestfold.
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Nedre Langgate 38, Tonsberg 3126, Norway
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+47 33 39 96 58
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

A very special small museum, made by the towns sailors associations, with volunteering by their members and contributions from their (former) employers. You get to see ship models, reconstruction of life onboard and also some history from the families waiting at home. Unique whaling history,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This small museum is really worth while to visit. Tonsberg is the oldest town in Norway - more than 1100 years old - and was always a maritim town with many sailors originating from here, including all the way back from the Wiking Age !...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Here, by yhe museum and the "Slottsfjelltårnet", you will perfect information about the vikings, and the the fights that took place around the years 800 - 1200. close your eys, and you will feel the sound of those battles....

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Even long before you can see the town, you can se the famous tower, "Slottsfjellstårnet" ("the tower on the castle-mountain") ! Park your car or motorbike at the museum, and visit the old "native" restaurant on your way up to the "mountain". And when you...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

I loved learning about a very old Viking ship that has been found and saw caves, used during WWII by the Nazis, have recently been opened for public view. The tower's view is amazing!

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The town Tonsberg Southwest from Oslo on the south coast of Norway is the oldest settlement of Norway. There is a 'park' with a castle ruin with very little remnants. We went to the local tourist information office to inquire whether an error was made,...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a must when visiting Norways oldest City, it give you an look into the maritime history that is has been so very important for the Town and the County of Vestfold. The merchat navy was the most important industry after and before the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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