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The whale exhibition was really amazing

Me and my husband really loved the whale exhibiton, it was truly amazing and breathtaking. The rest... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Seoul, South Korea
Great small museum, fantastic whale room

A very friendly welcome by the lady on reception, who made sure we had our visitor discount voucher... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“whale room”(3 reviews)
“nice museum”(2 reviews)
“viking ship”(6 reviews)
This museum is dedicated to presenting regional history and has a strong focus on Viking and maritime life. Most notably, the museum includes a rare Viking ship (the Klastad, which was built about A.D. 800) and a massive blue whale skeleton.
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Farmannsveien 30, Tonsberg 3111, Norway
+47 33 31 29 19
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Me and my husband really loved the whale exhibiton, it was truly amazing and breathtaking. The rest was kind of... blah. Especially the WW2, it was just long texts and pictures pretty much.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichelleSoleil
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A very friendly welcome by the lady on reception, who made sure we had our visitor discount voucher books (previous museum didn’t. it’s worth having, giving each person 50% off 3 other museums). Viking ship and treasure, grass roofed farmhouses and a great room filled...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charliev1970
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Slottfjells Museum shows Viking ships and whale skeletons. In addition it exhibits old buildings from the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum with no preconceptions and was very pleased with what I found. Unfortunately I was pushed for time but I did have time to visit the Klåstad ship which is the oldest freight ship from Viking times. I had earlier seen a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TimG706
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was visiting the museum with two children, 5 and 8 years old. They liked the whale room best, and the room where they could sit on a chair with a crown on their head while I took a picture, was popular.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Torill K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent whaling Museum,we really got a great education on the subject. Mix feeling due to to poor whale. But really must see for education.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank M.J G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Be sure to visit the guided tour in Slottsfjellhulene, which is part of the museum, previously part of the Nazi-occupation during World War 2. The room with viking ship and hall of whales skeletons are interesting as well. In total this quite small museum gives...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank ofHarwich
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is the best place for learning about the local history. The viking ship and the whale skeleton is probably their main attractions. You can also visit the castle tower and the caves. Bring the kids

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Halvard S
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great museum for kids and adults, cool that it's a variety I Of things to see, the sword we could hold was a big hit ! Educated, Nice and friendly staff

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Vecilie
Reviewed 26 May 2016

After its renovation, this museum has gotten a "new life", with spacy exhibiton rooms and a nice cafe. The highlight is the excavated Klaastad viking ship, dating back to the 800reds. Lots of history from the viking period, as Toensberg - Norway's oldest city dating...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank SignarI
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