History

Preus Museum – An exciting place to visit!

Preus Museum is the national museum of photography. It is located in Magasin A at Karljohansvern in Horten.
The history of the museum, the building, and the place is unusual and exciting.

History

Foto: Astrid Roberg

The story of the museum

The museum was opened in 1976 on Langgaten in Horten. At first it was envisioned as a small, private exhibition space for employees of Preus Foto A/S and others with a special interest in...

The History of the Building

Preus Museum is situated on the fourth floor of Magasin A, a building constructed in the 1860s for the Navy. It was probably designed by Captain Poul Lemvig Thrane (1814-1892).