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Larvik

Maritime museum

The Maritime Museum is Larvik's oldest remaining stone house, and was built in Dutch brick in the early 18th century. The house, also known as "The Old Customs House", has functioned as a museum since 1962.

The maritime museum has the exhibition proud ships on world’s oceans which shows pictures and models of ships. With these pictures and models of ships you can see the different techniques, the dramatic and glorified illustrations of both sailboats and steamboats. There is a lot of exciting and dramatic stories about the ships and their destiny and the captains and their merits, that you can explore.

On the first floor the exhibition discoverers and adventurers take place. The exhibition displays 8 Larvikings that have challenged the ocean and the forces of nature more than most people. Their expeditions have had different purposes; some to prove a theory or to reach a goal, others for the pure excitement of an adventure. All of them have helped Larvik and Norway to get recognised. In the exhibition you will get to know Oscar Wisting, Thor Heyerdahl and Carl Anton Larsen.

Family-activities: Activity room for the kids during the summer season.

The Maritime Museum is open during the summer. Outside the summer season, it is open for events and by appointment.

Otherwise during the year, you can experience concerts and lectures with a maritime backdrop with a view of Larvik’s oldest public dock, Skottebrygga.

For guided tours off season, call 48 10 66 00.

See also Herregården and Larvik museum.
You can visit all three museums on the same ticket. If you are going to visit Herregården, you must pay the price listed there.

Last updated: 03/26/2024

Source: Visit Vestfold

Maritime museum

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