Veien Cultural Heritage Park - get to know the Viking forefathers.
Buskerud’s prehistoric park at Veien offers a reconstructed longhouse – a hall – and the county’s archaeological museum with one of the largest burial grounds from Norway’s prehistory.
For 1500 years, Veien was a sacred meeting ground where priestesses worshipped ancient gods, and kings ruled from their great halls.
More than 60 generations were buried at the communal cemetery, many in large mounds, that stretches over 100-hectare.
In the museum’s permanent exhibition, you will wander through time from the end of the Ice Age through to the Viking Age and learn how humans used and shaped the landscape around them, and how the societies became increasingly complex through revolutionary innovations, such as agriculture, and long reaching networks, displayed through objects coming from far and wide.
The museum also houses temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Audio guides make sure you can experience Veien at your own pace.
There are activities for the whole family both in the exhibitions and by the longhouse such as using flint knives, archery and spear throwing.
Feel free to have a look at what the museum shop has to offer.
The café has a varied selection that can be enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking panoramic view, stretching from the grave field in the north to lake Tyri in the south.
We are happy to organize group visits and tours of the museum and longhouse, as well as catering.
The museum hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, including concerts and spectator events.
Season: Groups are welcome all year, please phone to book a guided tour.
Price: Groups (over 20 people): NOK 50,- per person
Fee for guiding in the longhouse outside of opening hours: NOK 750,-
Capsity: Groups over 20 persons are recommended to devide in two.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good3
- sepandm2014Great place to explore history02/08/2016This is one of the best historical museums in the area coming only second to the Vikinship Museum in Oslo (in my opinion). The exhibition and log house are great and the viking tombs are a fantastic... Read full review
- Alicia STrip Type:Friends getawayGreat experience, I really recomend it01/11/2016We had a great experience in the museum, we could see a and enjoy how real people lived in the past ages by watching a reconstruction of one of the largest "log house" of Norway that was there 2000... Read full review
- HansT114Honefoss, NorwayMuseum and Viking-era long-house29/04/2017The Museum changes some of it's exibitions every other year or so... The long-house is built nearby, and tries to be as authentic as possible... Read full review
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