New Opening Hours  2017

Kristoffer Eliassen, Selfie, Reine i Lofoten, august 2015. Owned by the artist.

New Opening Hours 2017

We wish all of our visitors a Happy New Year! With this picture from the exhibition #ME, we are looking forward to the light returning. The exhibition will be on display up until March 12.

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Current Exhibition


We constantly mirror ourselves, comparing ourselves to others. At the same time, becoming familiar with oneself is an important part of the process of maturing into an independent individual in community with others.


Stefan Schröder, Contributor, Ekeberg, 2009. C-print. Kunstnerens eie. 

The museum was founded in 1995 when the Norwegian Government bought the collections that belonged to Preus Fotomuseum, a private museum. The Norwegian State is the owner of the museum. In May 2001 the museum moved into Magasin A at Karljohansvern in Horten, about one hours drive from Oslo. The interior decoration is drawn by Architect Sverre Fehn. The collections contains photographies, ather kind of images, cameras and other technical equipment that shed light on the history of photography. There is a wide representation of the international history of photography in the image collection. Preus museum's library holds international standard.

Current Exhibition

A history of Photography

A history of Photography

From the exhibition A History of Photography (photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

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Opening hours:

Tue - Sun 11-16

Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
NO-3183 Horten


24 February 2017

Noe å gjøre i vinterferien? Kom innom Preus museum for å se utstillingen #JEG! Vi har gratis vinterferieaktiviteter for barn ??????

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