Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find the most common questions we get at the museum
ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
What is Drammen's Museum?
Drammens Museum of Art and Cultural History is a consolidated museum.
The museum has large collections of art, design, handicrafts, silver, glass and faience, folk art, church art, furniture and interiors, in addition to other cultural and historical objects. We have a considerable collection of Nøsttangen glass. We research the museum's collections, our historic parks and gardens, our open-air museums and our pleasure gardens.
The museum at Marienlyst with the Museum building and neoclassical park, the Lychepaviljon with the Permanent Gallery and a Japanese garden, the pleasure farm Marienlyst with a historic garden, and the open-air museum Hallingtunet, a village garden with buildings from Hallingdal.
Gulskogen manor, a listed pleasure garden with a large park from the end of the 18th century
Austad manor, a protected pleasure garden from the beginning of the 19th century
The open-air museum on Bragernesåsen, with a number of village gardens and buildings from all over Buskerud
What was the Museum building originally?
The museum building from 1928-1930 was built as a museum by architect Christian Fredrik Arbo.
What is the history of the white pleasure yard?
Lystgården Marienlyst on Strømsø in Drammen arose in the middle of the 18th century through the acquisition of city loops, and after drainage works, the farm became a large stately agricultural property. The sports facility and Drammensbadet are located on the farm's land. Marienlyst was first called "Weyersfryd" after the owner war councilor and war commissar Hans Thomas Weyer and then "Tøndersfryd", after the new owner citizen and councilor of justice Hans Henrik Tønder. The farm was named "Marienlyst" when merchant and shipowner Hans Malling bought the farm in 1809 after the late Tønder and named it after his wife Elisabeth Marie Tidemand.
In 1873, Marienlyst was sold to textile manufacturer Jørgen Fuglesang. The Fuglesang family sold the farm to Drammen municipality, which handed it over to the Drammen Museum in 1911. Here, the museum opened its first collections for the town jubilee that same year. After serving as a display room for the museum's collections 1911-1928 and then as an amusement park museum/magazine for many years, Marienlyst is now undergoing a restoration process with the aim of opening the farm to the public.
When are you open?
We are open every day, except specific holidays. Check the websites, or call us.
How much does it cost?
Free entry up to 18 years.
Adults: NOK 100
Honors/Student: NOK 50.
For various memberships and discounts, contact the museum upon arrival.
Saturday: free entry all day.
How to get to you?
Drammens Museum is centrally located on Strømsø in Drammen, a quick walk from the center and public transport. Look at the map here: Drammens Museum - Google Maps
Walk from Strømsø Stasjon and across Strømsø Torg. You should have the green Globusgården on the left and the orange old bank building on the right. Go through the underpass and you will see the museum's large white gate on the left when you come up.
From Oslo (E18)
Drive E18 to Drammen. Take the E134 exit towards 319 Kongsberg/Drammen S over the motorway bridge. Take the 3rd exit at the first roundabout, then the 2nd exit onto 282/Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate at the second roundabout. Follow Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate. Drive straight ahead at the third roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Konnerudgata at the fourth roundabout. Turn left at Danvikgata. Turn left again at Schreiners gate.
From Eiker/Kongsberg/Hallingdal (E134)
Drive E134 to Drammen. Take the 2nd exit at the first roundabout, then the 2nd exit at the next roundabout onto 282/Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate. Follow Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate. Then drive straight ahead at the third roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Konnerudgata at the next roundabout, and then turn left into Danvikgata. Turn left at Schreiners gate.
From Vestfold (E18)
Drive north on the E18 to Drammen. Take the exit towards E134/Drammen/Kongsberg. Take the 1st exit at the roundabout. Take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout onto 282/Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate. Follow Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons gate. Drive straight ahead at the third roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Konnerudgata at the next roundabout. Turn left into Danvikgata. Turn left at Schreiners gate.
Where can I park?
We have parking spaces outside the museum along the fence towards Drammen Videregående Skole. There are several parking zones here, so be careful. Drammen VGS and Drammensbadet also have available parking spaces in the area. Blichs Parkeringhus is approx. 400 meters away, they have free parking after 16:00 and Saturdays after 12:00, as well as all of Sunday. In Blichs, there are also charging options.
Is there anything I can't bring into the exhibitions?
Yes, it is. We have irreplaceable items, and therefore you cannot bring the following with you:
- Sacks, bags, suitcases, carrier bags. Everything larger than an A4 sheet is locked in a cupboard. You will receive a key from the employee.
- Liquids, sharp objects and umbrellas
- Food and drink (except baby food and medicines)
- Shoes with spikes.
FOOD AND DRINK
Can I eat there?
In the Lychepaviljongen, we have a very pleasant cafe with outdoor seating in the summer. Here there are buttered baguettes and rolls, soup, waffles, ice cream and selected cakes. The cafe follows the museum's opening hours.
In the various gardens you can bring food with you and enjoy it there (Open fires and disposable barbecues are not allowed).
Can I book a tour?
We would very much like to communicate what we have in terms of exhibitions, but are dependent on planning well in advance. Send an email to email@example.com where you say when you want a tour, what you want to see, how many there are and whether you want to combine it with a cafe visit. Mediation costs NOK 750, entrance ticket is additional.
I only want to go on my own, how can I get the best possible experience?
Feel free to talk to our employees at work, they will show you which exhibitions are where. That way, you can set up the trail as it suits you best. You have an entrance ticket that applies to both the museum building and the Lychepaviljon, and then you can move freely back and forth as you wish.
We have a digital publication on Kunstporten: Adults (kunstporten.no)
Here you can read more about the collection, get arranged information and get more out of your visit. You can read about the objects and exhibitions before, during or after the visit. It is free and requires no login or registration.
4 tips for those who come here with children:
1: Kunstporten has its own media for children (5-9 years). Here they can be detectives following selected images, and learn about art on their own terms.
2: We are always open in the Workshop room at weekends and school holidays. Here there are things to draw in all colours, tasks and lots of space to move freely. This is always a free offer.
3: There are many events and activities for children at the museum, read more here: Children and young people - Drammens Museum
4: Go hunting in the collection. Look at Dale Chihuly - Chandelier in the stairwell, what does it look like? Look at the old playhouse in Glimmer og Gavn, what was it like to play with porcelain dolls? And look at the picture of Hans Heyerdal in the Permanent Gallery. Can you find the girl holding a bowl of strawberries? Do you see her eyes following you as you move around? How is it going?
- All schoolchildren in Drammen municipality visit the Museum via Den Kulturelle Skolesekken. Perhaps the child you have with you is already well known here, and can tell you something?
Do you have a wheelchair for loan?
Yes, we have a manual wheelchair in the Museum building and in the Lychepaviljon. Ask those who work there for assistance.
Do you have a lift?
Yes, we have a lift in both the Museum building and the Lychepaviljon.
Is it allowed to photograph objects?
It is allowed, but please do not use flash. The images are for private use only. If you wish to photograph for public use, contact the museum.
EVENT AT THE YELLOW FOREST
Can I have an event at Gulskogen Gård?
Gulskogen farm and park is a unique and protected cultural monument. There are very few remaining pleasure garden facilities with gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries in such condition. Therefore, we do not allow weddings, advertising filming or other events either in the garden or inside the building. Grilling is not permitted. We warmly welcome those of you who will enjoy Drammen's most beautiful garden with picnics, walks, photography and recreation.
I have some objects/art that I think are of interest to the museum, what do I do?
Then you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There you add pictures and tell us what you know about the object, and we will contact you if applicable. We do not accept anything without an agreement.
If you need a valuation, please contact Blomquist or Grev Wedel Auksjoner.
I have some questions about your collection, what should I do?
Then you send an email to email@example.com, and it will be forwarded to the right people.
DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?
I have some extra time, can I contribute in any way?
We would very much like that. We have 3 wonderful associations of friends, which make a significant effort for the museum. These associations have volunteers and work steadily throughout the year to maintain the facility, in close collaboration with the museum. It is also a social meeting place where there is always room for coffee, biscuits and good conversation, and of course this year's Christmas dinner.
Austad Farm's Friends' Association, Gulskogen Gård's Friends' Association and Friends of the Open Air Museum. Contact the friends' associations directly, or contact the museum.