The Norwegian Naval Museum maintains and presents the history and heritage of the Norwegian Navy. The museum was founded in 1853 and the exhibition presents Norway’s naval history from the grand era of the Danish-Norwegian fleet in the 17th and 18th century, through the formation of a national Norwegian navy in the 19th century. It also presents the great effort of the Norwegian Navy as a part of allied forces during WWII, and the development after the war.
In 2018 it is 200 years since The Norwegian Navy started building up a new naval yard and naval base in Horten, and from 1849-1963 Karljohansvern was The Norwegian Navy`s main base. This anniversary will be marked in different ways during the year.