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  • DesertRose
    248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wasn't aware until reading other reviews that sometimes you are allowed to board.
    Even just looking though it is very interesting and certainly worth stopping to look at and read the bit of information available.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,652 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went here early on a December morning. The views are great over the town and the fjord. The tower is pleasant but not spectacular. We were there at 9.30am so able to take great pictures of the sunrise.
    Written February 2, 2022
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,652 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a pretty harbour area that is worth walking along when you are in town. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars along its front to stop for a drink or a bite to eat and take in the view.
    Written February 2, 2022
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  • F4928TRninak
    Gravesend, UK29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went with friends, and had no expectations really, it beeing a small museum.
    We were totally amazed. It was exceptional. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We spent hours in one room, reading all about the Norwegian kings, and how three brothers-probably- had ruled together for a while. The civil war lasted one hundred years,from 1130 to 1240, with only short periods of no fighting.So many pretenders claiming the throne. We learned about the Birkebeinere, whose name live on in the cross country skiing championship Birkebeiner rennet, held yearly
    Then there was the Whale Hall, filled with skeletons of.numerous different types.
    The biggest was of course the BlueWhale, 27 meters long...Jawdropping.
    And the 4th viking ship found in Norway, just outside Tønsberg.
    And much ,much more. On leaving, we learned that it was free entry the following day, so we went back.
    The only thing that we were disappointed in, was the cafeteria. Give it a miss.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • AdmiralDino
    Tonsberg, Norway22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First floor is an art museum and second floor houses changing exhibitions. I enjoyed both floors and thought the combination was great. The museum isn't very big, although big enough for a small town like Tønsberg. It's absolutely worth a visit! There is also a small café there, with a porch overviewing a small park, which is a really nice spot for coffee, regardless of whether you are entering the museum or not.
    Written July 31, 2019
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  • Gone Walkabout
    Tonsberg, Norway563 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This one weekend event is like stepping back in time. The costumes, the shows, the market and activities. They try to show visitors what it might have been like living here in the middle ages. Lots to see and do. In 2019 the entrance was free.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • Ivan L
    Sweden55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We parked the car in Tønsberg and took our bikes along the coastal bicycle route #1 towards Tjøme island and Verdens Ende. There is a separate bike path the entire way so we did not have to mix with cars at anytime. Impressive. There are some cafés, as well as a supermarket and gas stations along the path. You will also find a number of camping grounds. The scenery is mostly farmland and some forest, while Verdens Ende features stunning views of bare cliffs with open sea towards the North Sea.
    Written August 8, 2017
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  • SignarI
    Levanger, Norway265 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small museum is really worth while to visit. Tonsberg is the oldest town in Norway - more than 1100 years old - and was always a maritim town with many sailors originating from here, including all the way back from the Wiking Age ! One of Norway's most renowned men, Svend Foyn, who revolutionized whale hunting by introducing an exploding harpun, was born and lived in Tonsberg, and there are many traces of him found in this mueum along with many other interesting exhibits.
    Written May 5, 2016
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  • Eirik L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jordan Peterson says go to church! Young men welcome here.

    Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • Petter O
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is fantastiC things on Hvasser Island and TJØME INCREDEIBLE RESTAURANTES, BUT JUST OPENED IN SUMMER. call mee on 0047 and will explain outstanding and exellente 0047-940 100 12
    Written April 28, 2018
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  • J Hall
    Sheffield, UK14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The reviews on here are for the park in Oslo, this is actually a small area with one statue of a mother and child, they have other statues around the town, it’s good and the one in Oslo is very good .
    Written March 4, 2019
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