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Veien Kulturminnepark – Take a trip back in time and see the fantastic longhouse in Hønefoss. Visit the museum's many changing exhibitions, and the amazing permanent Iron Age exhibition.
Veien Cultural Heritage Park - get to know the Viking forefathers.
Buskerud’s prehistoric park at Veien offers a reconstructed longhouse – a hall – and the county’s archaeological museum with one of the largest burial grounds from Norway’s prehistory.
For 1500 years, Veien was a sacred meeting ground where priestesses worshipped ancient gods, and kings ruled from their great halls.
More than 60 generations were buried at the communal cemetery, many in large mounds, that stretches over 100-hectare.
In the museum’s permanent exhibition, you will wander through time from the end of the Ice Age through to the Viking Age and learn how humans used and shaped the landscape around them, and how the societies became increasingly complex through revolutionary innovations, such as agriculture, and long reaching networks, displayed through objects coming from far and wide.
The museum also houses temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Audio guides make sure you can experience Veien at your own pace.
There are activities for the whole family both in the exhibitions and by the longhouse such as using flint knives, archery and spear throwing.
Feel free to have a look at what the museum shop has to offer.
The café has a varied selection that can be enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking panoramic view, stretching from the grave field in the north to lake Tyri in the south.
We are happy to organize group visits and tours of the museum and longhouse, as well as catering.
The museum hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, including concerts and spectator events.
Season: Groups are welcome all year, please phone to book a guided tour.
Price: Groups (over 20 people): NOK 50,- per person
Fee for guiding in the longhouse outside of opening hours: NOK 750,-
Capsity: Groups over 20 persons are recommended to devide in two.