Winter season: closed
Since the opening of the Museum of Music History at Ringve in 1952, the manor building on the estate has housed guided tours. 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 to Norway in the 1880s!
200 Years og Norwegian Military Bands
10 March 2018 – 16 December 2018
This exhibition is a celebration of the Norwegian professional military bands’ 200-year-long history, from the formation of the first five brigade bands in 1818. Norwegian military music has been inestimably important for civilian music life. In this exhibition, the visitors will encounter both changing instrumentation and resounding performances.
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.