Naval Museum (English)
The intentions of the Naval Museum are to maintain and present the history and heritage of our Navy in an objective way, that the public, especially young people, may understand and appreciate the developement and importance of the Navy throughout history.
* The grand era of the Danish- Norwegian Navy in the 17th and 18th centuries, including the naval hero Tordenskiold and the establishment of the naval base Fredriksvern
* Wars against England 1801 and 1807- 1814
* Building up a national, Norwegian Navy after 1814, with emphasis on the naval yard and main base at Horten.
* The transition from sail to steam
* Evolution pre, during and post WW1 and WW2, shown by exhibits of the different classes of ships, as well as the Naval Air Arm and Coastguard.
Exhibits - indoors
In addition to the curiosa of Klinck's collections, the exhibits at the Naval Museum offer a broad view of the ships and their equipment throughout history. One will find a variety of objects, ranging from the crudest tools, the most feared means of punishment, to the advanced weapon- systems of modern times.
Furniture and fittings from old ships are natural parts of the exhibits. The Navy
Museum collection of model ships include more than 150. The largest model, frigate FREIA, was made in 1818. It is 5 meters tall, measuring almost 8 meters from jib-boom to mizzen.
Ships, in particular sailing vessels have always been a popular motive for painters. The museum has a comprehensive collection of maritime paintings by known, as well as more obscure artists. Together with numerous photos and drawings these give a broad documentation of Navy history
Exhibitions - outdoors
Outdoors one will find a number of old iron guns of various calibre, as well as more modern armament.
Also an enormous anchor from a frigate and the heavy lower mainmast of the corvette
NORDSTJERNEN, taken out of the ship in 1858. Torpedotubes from the destroyer STORD, attacking German battleship SCHARNHORST on 26 Dec 1943 can also be seen.
In the canal between the magazines, once used by the old sailing ships for loading of provisions, is moored ex HNoMS BLINK, a STORM-class FPB, typical "work horse" in the coastal invasion defence until 1998.
In nearby hall, the museum shows the worlds very first torpedoboat, RAP, built in 1873 and fully restored in 2003.
Also German mini submarines are on display.