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Visiting address:
Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7,
NO-3183 Horten

Opening hours

January - June / August - December          

Wednesday–Friday 11am–3pm

Saturday–Sunday 11am–4pm


Tuesday–Sunday    11am–4pm


The museum is open on movable holidays, but is closed on the following days:

    • The last weekend before Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
    • New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
    • May 1st
    • May 17th


Prices 2023







Children and young people under the age of 18




Annual card incl. Preus Museum, Naval Museum and KNM Narvik


Annual card family incl. Preus Museum, Naval Museum and KNM Narvik


Groups over 15 persons


Free admission for schools



Up to 20 people on weekdays before 3pm (admission is additional)


Up to 20 people on weekdays after 3pm (admission is additional)


Up to 20 people on weekends (admission is additional)


School classes


If you are more than 20 people, please book several tours.

Contact to book by e-mail ingri.osterholt@preusmuseum.no or phone 33031630

Access and parking

Preus Museum is found here at Karljohansvern in Horten.

A large, gravelled car park is available to everyone who visits Karljohansvern. It is located right at the entrance to the Preus museum. You can park here for free.

Access to the museum area itself and Garasjetorget is only for delivering goods.

You can also moor near the museum in Sykehusbrygga Indre Havn.

To travel by public transport to Preus Museum from Oslo, you can:

  • Get on the train RE20 from Oslo S to Moss, then Bastøferga across the fjord. From Horten ferry quay you can take VKT bus 01 to Bromsveien and walk five minutes from there, or walk all the way from the ferry quay to Preus museum, about 25 minutes.
  • Get on the train RE11 from Oslo direction Skien to Holmestrand, and corresponding VKT bus route 02 direction Tønsberg to Torggata in Horten, and walk from there about 15 minutes to the Preus museum.



Nice to know before your visit

The first you encounter in front of the museum is a huge, black submarine on land. The museum is located in the large, red brick building. The entrance is situated on the centre of the building, right next to the submarine. There is an almost threshold-free entrance to the museum. The door is quite heavy, and has no button for automatic opening. To the right of the door is a call button that connects to the museum's switchboard. You can also contact us on +47 3303 1630 for assistance.

In the museum's reception on the third floor (fourth in Norwegian), you will find the museum's hosts. Just get in touch if you have any questions. It is also possible to send an email to post@preusmuseum.no if you have any questions ahead of the visit.


There is a large, graveled parking lot outside the museum, offering free parking.  


We have free admission for escorts.


Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. We would be grateful if you let the reception know that you have a dog with you.


Ask at the reception if you would like to borrow a wheelchair.

Due to the design of the building, wheelchair users must come to the museum with escort. In the event of an evacuation, the escort must stay with the holder of the wheelchair until the fire service evacuates the person concerned.

Cloakroom and storage 

In the stairwell on the third floor, you can leave your pram or your weelchair, if appliccable. It is not allowed to bring large bags, bags or sacks into the exhibitions. There are lockers in the cloakroom, and you're free to borrow a coin at the reception to lock them. It is also possible to leave bags at the reception. 

Toilets and changing tables

On the third floor there are several toilets including a disabled toilet and changing table. You reach the toilets via lift or stairs.

Food and drinks 

It is not permitted to bring food and drink into the museum's exhibitions or library. At the very heart of the museum you will find the Breathing Room, where you are allowed to eat your lunches and bring drinks. You can also buy coffee, cocoa and tea from a vending machine.



Accessibility inside the museum


There is a lift in the museum. When you enter the front door, you can either take the stairs up to the third floor, or lift. You will find the lift on the right. The lift is large and spaceous and takes 15 people and has plenty of space for a wheelchair. The lift has an automatic door opener.


Doors to the toilets and the door to the exhibitions don't have automatic door openers. The museum's hosts are happy to help open doors where needed.

Stairs and thresholds

The museum's exhibitions are accessed via a lift. In addition, moving through the museum is almost without thresholds. 

The conservation workshop and darkroom are located in "Det Hvite Hus/The White House" and are only accessible via stairs. If you are going to a visit or workshop here and use a wheelchair, get in touch and we will find a solution.


There are benches with cushions in some spaces in the museum. We also have portable museum stools available, which you can take with you on your visit.

Tours adapted to different functional variations

Among other things, the museum offers visually interpreted tours. We will also look into adapting tours to meet different functional levels.


In the exhibitions, you will in some places find QR codes next to works. You can scan them with your mobile phone and access text information or films about the works.


Not far from the museum there are various accommodation options, sorted by distance from the museum:

About Karljohansvern

Karljohansvern was the Norwegian Navy's main base, and is a magnificent military historical cultural area. The defense buildings are surrounded by protected nature, and are today a beautiful museum and recreation area, well worth one or more visits.

In the immediate vicinity you will find the Naval Museum, Visitor Center Oslofjorden, KNM Narvik (open in the summer season), Local History Centre, the Artillery Workshop and Garagetorget with shops and cafes.

Lovely walking areas and beaches also await you!

  • Image of a beach surrounded by deciduous trees. A bush with wrinkled roses can be seen very close. Summer and blue sky. Photograph.
    Vollen/Vollane is a lovely bathing area located 10 minutes' walk from the Preus museum (photo: Ana Gonçalves/Preus Museum)
  • Two people stand in front of framed photographs on the wall. The photographs are portraits of people outdoors.
    From the exhibition "Over the rainbow". Three images from Linda Bournane Engelberth's series "Outside the Binary" appear in the background. (photo: Ingrid Aas/Preus museum)
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