Drammens museum

Drammens museum

Drammens Museum exhibits modern and older art and cultural history in the county of Buskerud. In addition to the Marienlyst Park, the museum exhibits Gulskogen Gård manor house, the Open-air Museum and a splendid art collection. You can see the impressive permanent collections of Nøstetangen glass, Baroque silver, 18th century Drammen faience, urban furnishings, textiles, interiors, church art and folk art.

The collections housed at Drammens museum cover all aspects of cultural heritage in Norway. The collection in excess of 50,000 objects including paintings, furniture, glass, ceramics and other objects from around the world. Of the museums collection approximately only approximately 5% is on display at any one time. It is possible to view an object not normally on public display.

One of Norway's greatest museums - Marienlyst: Patrician villa, cottages and modern buildings showing rich exhibitions. Open air museum: 300 years of building traditions from the whole of Buskerud. One of Norway's greatest museums:

  • Marienlyst: Patrician villa, cottages and modern buildings showing rich exhibitions.
  • Open air museum: 300 years of building traditions from the whole of Buskerud. Shows more than 25 old houses from the whole county of Buskerud.
  • Gulskogen house: Patrician family residence from 1804 with original interior and park.
  • Austad Mansion: Majestic building with European renaissance paintings in 19th century Interior. The collection of a Doctor Thaulow.
  • Art Gallery: Rich collection of Norwegian paintings from 1800 to present days.

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Drammens museum view at night
The main building of Drammen´s museum is located in the centre of the city on the Strømsø side of the river. In earlier years this was an elegant country house on the magnificent landed property Marienlyst or the manor complex of Old Marienlyst which dates from 1770. Most of this area is nowadays used for sports activities, but the museum itself lies in an intimate green lung – shielded from the huzzle and buzzle of the outside world. The new exhibition pavilion with a café and a museum shop are located in the garden. The Museum encompasses both the rural and the urban culture of Buskerud County.

The museum can offer a full range of museum exhibitions. The department of fine art has one of the finest collections of Norwegian painting dating from 180. The main building contains rose-painted wooden chests and cupboards from the inland valleys Hallingdal and Numedal, town furniture, Norwegian 18th century baroque silver, Norwegian and northern European glass, and a historical exhibition of Drammen. The impressions are many and overwhelming. And in the Lyche Pavilion temporary art exhibitions are put on throughout the year.

Open:
Tuesday – Friday 11.00 - 15.00
Thusday 11.00 - 20.00
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Drammens Museum
Konnerudgt. 7
N-3045 Drammen
Tel: 32 20 09 30
Fax: 32 20 09 49
Email: post@drammens.museum.no
http://www.drammens.museum.no/
Drammens museum -collections of Nøstetangen glass, Baroque silver, 18th century Drammen faience, urban furnishings, textiles, interiors, church art and folk art.



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