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Kristiansand Kanonmuseum

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Address: Movik | Krooddveien, Kristiansand 4624, Norway
Phone Number: +47 38 08 50 90
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A revisit

Our second visit to the museum, not much has changed but still an interesting tour. Very friendly staff to greet you and helpful too. Our boys loved the fact that they can roam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
lmw482014
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our second visit to the museum, not much has changed but still an interesting tour. Very friendly staff to greet you and helpful too. Our boys loved the fact that they can roam and climb over all the existing structures. Amazing views once you are on top of the Cannon housing. A lovely walk through the woods but most of... More 

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Hi! So happy to heat that you have come back for a second visit! We are really pleased to hear that you enjoy the museum. Thank you for a great review! Eva H More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, interesting and informative. Been there with my parents and grandparents. We walked along the amunation train tracks and saw many hidden bunkers. Eveything in the main bunker (Entrance) is like the germans left yesterday... We been in another big bunker aswell with torch lights which looked like yesterday they left. It was very nice to see, very untouched.... More 

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Thank Lanti87
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for a nce review. We are pleased when our guests have a good experience. When it comes to the toilets, yes they are poor, but the door may be locked so you can do your business in peace, no matter what sex you are. Have a nice day. Eva H More 

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven by this hidden gem dozens of times, and so glad we finally stopped to visit. During their occupation of Norway during WWII, the Germans built bunkers and housing for four gigantic cannons in anticipation of an Allied attack. One of the cannons is on display. This is unlike any cannon you've ever seen. It is massive! There... More 

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Thank Gayle G
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Hi Gayle G, thank you for a great review of the museum. I am sorry to hear that you did not have enough time to explore all of it, but you are more than welcome to visit again. Hope to see you next summer! Eva H More 

Stabekk, Akershus, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is partly inside a mountain fortress built by the Germans during the 2nd world war. The views and the "kasemat" is impressive, but a handout folder to read by yourself does not give the experience expected at a place like this... We also tried the new ammunition train which the kids likes, though quite noisy so ask for... More 

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Kristiansand kanonmuseum. I will bring forward your experience concerning the handout guides, we strive to do better, and guests' suggestions are very important to us. Thank you. The train is noisy and some ear protection is available. Happy to read that you had an overall good experience! All the best Eva H More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Great visit for any one remotely interested in WW2! We really enjoyed touring the site which included a very original and intact bunker used to operate the biggest canon I've ever seen! In addition to the preserved canon and bunker, there are numerous other WW2 ruins on the grounds that are free to explore! If you like big guns (and... More 

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed. All the best! Eva H More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This is something special.. Just outside the city centre you find this place. This has a lot of history. One of the largest canons in norway. Ths place is best with a guide, but you can also visit this place outside the opening hours. A lot too see and a "beautiful" place

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review, tronduns. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting the museum. Eva MH More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

but it wasn't this. I expected something more spectacular. Yes, it was clean and interesting, but I had hoped for something more. More information and that the guys that worked there knew more about the situation. I'm happy I saw it, but nothing more than that.

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Thank Eline387
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Hi, I am sorry to hear that Kristiansand Kanonmuseum did not live up to your expectations. Thank you for taking time to review, we strive to do better all the time and hearing from our visitors is the best way to do that. Have a great day! Eva H More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Wow . . . amazing to see and amazingly preserved. This is a great visit for WWII history buffs, and a stunning panoramic view.

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

I am impressed to hear that you drove for four hours to visit and very happy that we stood up to your expectations. Thank you for visiting! All the best Eva MH More 

Kristiansand
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This museum shows one of the biggest canoons built by the Germans during the 2.World War. It could reach almost half way to Danmark. Very impressive, because you also have all the equipments needed for the canoon.

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for yet another positive review. We are proud of our large canon, and the equipment is indeed present, it is even - at some occasions - fired. I hope you get an opportunity to experience that one day. Eva MH More 

The Netherlands
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82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I called my review " amazing" , in view of the fact it is unbelievable how many concrete structures from WWII are still to be seen. And this one is of course a bit special in view of housing the 2nd largest cannon mounted on land. I had only 1 hour, which is not enough time to see the whole... More 

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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this review

Dear Polarlys, thank you for a great review! I agree, it is quite amazing and I often take the opportunity to use the area for recreational walks. I do hope you will get a chance to visit us longer the next time. All the best, Eva H More 

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