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Kristiansand Kanonmuseum

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A Piece of WWII History

If you are at all interested in WWII history and/or large gun emplacements, you should not miss... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
susieQ304
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Dallas, Texas
good enough

It has good view over Kristiansand, with impressively big cannon. It is a good place to relax with... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Welcome to Kristiansand Kannmuseum where the worlds second largest land based canon can be seen. Please see website for opening hours.
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Movik | Krooddveien, Kristiansand 4624, Norway
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you are at all interested in WWII history and/or large gun emplacements, you should not miss this! The cannon here is the world’s second largest surviving Krupp 15-inch cannon. The gun itself weights over 330 tons and the entire thing with base weighs 500...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi Thank you for a vivid review! It is so good to see that you enjoyed your visit. (The toilet, although very big, may actually be locked from the inside, so we ladies may have all that space to ourselves). Best regards Eva H

Reviewed August 27, 2018

It has good view over Kristiansand, with impressively big cannon. It is a good place to relax with an ice cream

Date of experience: September 2017
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Happy to hear that you enjoyed the view, the canon and the ice cream. Three out of three is good enough :) Thank you for taking time to review the museum. Eva H

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Finally got here after passing through Kristiansand several times. Fascinating site and interesting war time engineering.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Chrid H Happy to hear you found it worth the effort! Thank you for visiting and for kind words. Eva H

Reviewed June 30, 2018

This was bigger and more interesting than the guidebook suggested! You get a great map that gives you history and facts, and there are a lot of artifacts (like a museum) as well as the impressive cannon and other remains of buildings to visit. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Hi Karen M Thank you for reviewing the museum. When our guests are happy, we are happy. Have a wonderful summer! Eva H

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The footprint of this fortification is huge with an internal railway for munitions and munition stores etc . The huge cannon is the only bit you pay for and it's well worth the price .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bedfordrl
Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hi Bedfordrl The museum is a good place, we totally agree and we are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Regards Eva H

Reviewed June 26, 2018

I really like this spot in Kristiansand because of the cool old cannon and the bunkers all on top of a beautiful hill which has a nice overview over the ocean. The museum is also really cool and a recommended attraction for those who are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Dear Rando L Thank you! We really appreciate that you enjoy the museum and its surroundings and you are welcome back! Regards, Eva H

Reviewed June 22, 2018

By the name of it, you may think it would be a castle or big museum but the thing I like about this museum is that its out in the open with nice fresh air. You have a nice maintained building with displays of german...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Dear ansh001, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed visiting the museum. Thank you for the good review! Regards Eva H

Reviewed June 6, 2018

With it's history and beautiful nature we see our selfs coming back here over and over. You have everything close by for a walking trip, go to the historic sites or just go down to the sea side and go for a swim. A great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hi enurweb So happy to hear that you enjoy the museum and its surroundings. Thank you for a nice review and welcome back any time! Eva H

Reviewed September 14, 2017

Wasn't sure what we would see when we signed up for this ship excursion but was pleasantly surprised. This is a hidden gem to find as this German gun is huge and amazingly is still fired every year as part of a celebration. The interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thank you for reviewing the Kanonmuseum. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with what you saw and the story around it. Eva H

Reviewed July 12, 2017

Nice place to visit. Well maintained with WW2 bunkers, artefacts and the big ones. Has got a nice view too.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Eva H, Konsulent at Kristiansand Kanonmuseum, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you for reviewing the museum. We really appreciate it! Eva H

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JeffsTravellinCircus
October 4, 2016|
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Response from Eva H | Property representative |
Hi Jeff the museum is open Sundays only in October, from 12-16. You can still walk around and see the museum from the outside. if you need any further information please contact the museum. Eva H
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Hi, I saw you were given an adequate answer, I hope you had a good stay!
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July 15, 2015|
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The museum is approx. 9 km from town, and you can get there by the M1 bus and a walk. Opening hours are: 21.08 – 13.09: Man – ons 11 – 15, tors – søn 11 – 17 Prices are: adult nok 80,- Children NOK 40,- Families (2 adults... More
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