An innovative exhibition opens at Ringve in February 2021!
Ludwig van Beethoven was a star in his own time. Today, he is a superstar, an icon and a phenomenon all over the world. We mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with a unique exhibition from Paris.
The Musée de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris, has created a sensational audiovisual installation as well as several exciting interactive devices.
Inside the exhibition, you can experience Beethoven's impact in today's society, both through mass media such as TV, film, advertising and pop music, also in politics and art. At the same time, Ringve Music Museum exhibits unique objects and rare musical instruments from Beethoven's time.
Welcome to the Beethoven factory!
Beethoven Factory, an audiovisual installation by the Musée de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris, curated by Marie-Pauline Martin.
Explore a multitude of instruments from all around the world, and use the audio guide to hear exciting stories and musical treats of your choice.
The exhibition in the Barn presents various phenomena in music history such as the development of musical societies, music in the homes of the middle- and upper classes in the 1800s, the introduction of the new era with the invention of the piano 300 years ago, the growth of jazz in the 1920s and -30s and the first decades of rock- and pop music.
Further, the exhibition demonstrates how sound is made, even up to the electronic instruments of today.
Open all year.
Since the opening of the Museum of Music History at Ringve in 1952, the manor building on the estate has housed guided tours with live music.
In June 2018, the Main Building reopened with renovated splendour and now features a new, exciting exhibition: On the backdrop of life at Ringve Estate between 1875 and the First World War, the exhibition will convey the social role of music and the development of citizens’ musical socialization during a period that was crucial in the formation of Norway as an independent nation.
Join us on a journey in the Norwegian music history - with live music!
Open April - September