The historical garden
The historic garden at Marienlyst dates from about 1790. It is a formal garden divided into four fields with useful and delightful planting.
The historic garden is organized around an axis that runs in the middle of the facility from the gazebo, into the garden room in the house and ends in the four-winged facility, the gazebo Gamle Marienlyst. This simple garden form shows the importance of the interaction between the buildings and the garden facility that was created as an integral part of the farm.
The garden has undergone changes and had more romantic and free-growing versions, and more sober and strict expressions. The way the garden looks today is the result of a garden archaeological survey. But the basic structure has always been decisive, and it shows that the citizens of Drammen were familiar with international trends in both gardening and architecture. The shape, the four-part, symmetrical garden, dates back to ancient paradise gardens in the Middle East and Asia.
So strong is this form, that when architect C. F. Arbo planned the museum building and the neoclassical garden in the late 1920s, he continued this form and adhered strictly to the axis. Therefore, the bronze door is in the center of the facade of the Museum building in a straight line to the door in the gazebo that was built 140 years earlier.
The historic garden is open every day of the year.
Father and daughter explore different levels of presence
We are so lucky in Drammen that we have a unique cultural monument that is used by the city's population almost 150 years after it was built. A group of far-sighted citizens saw the potential that lay in Bragernesåsen.
On Saturday 2 June, we launched the 4th issue of the magazine MUSEET - this year with 4 pages of extra reading material.
It is, of course, a hopeless question to answer, what a whole century looks like. And it must also be asked, when did the 20th century actually begin and when does it end?
Drammens Museum has been a museum since 1908, and we like to say that we have approx. 50,000 items in our collection. In the collection we have "ones" within their genre, such as trophies from Nøstetangen, silver objects from famous silversmiths in Drammen, rose-painted objects by Herbrand Sata, textiles woven by Frida Hansen and paintings by JC Dahl.
What do we put in the concept of identity? In a series of lectures, we have invited researchers in various disciplines to share their knowledge with us and the public at our Culture Evenings based on the concept of identity.
We think we are getting less and less time, and feel more and more need to arrange the little time we have. We have calendars, with dates for each day of the year, and weeks and months with names in specific order. A record calendar has a spring page and an autumn page; on June 30, we turn the calendar over, and when the year is over, we throw it away: the year is over, we are done with it, and it will never come again.