“The High Residence of the Count” – The Manor House – was built by the recently appointed Count of Larvik, Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenløve, in the 1670s.
The history of the Manor
The Manor was built in the years 1674-1677. It’s an important example of Baroque architecture as well as adapting the traditional norwegian log architecture.
The interiors includes some rare and famous decorations from the regency -and the baroque era. More furniture will be added to the museum in the near future (the museum is under construction).
The Manor was located right outside the city borders, it was surrounded by a huge garden, strecthing all the way down towards the sea.
The Manor was a listed buidling in 1923, and also worked as a school for a short time. Today it’s a part of Larvik Museum. Throughout the year the Manor hosts many cultural happenings, and other types of arrangements.
You should get the guided tour, for a more interesting visit, also make sure to go outside in the garden where you’ll find a small barouque garden and some nice park areas.