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Saturday Day: Fair, 18°
Maria chapel that is located at the old cemetery in Tønsberg was restored in 2001-2004 and is used for cultural events like concerts and exhibitions. After shopping in town on Saturday, you can calm yourself down for the weekend and enjoy a concert in the beautiful neo-Gothic building in the peaceful cemetery atmosphere.The burial chapel in the old cemetery in Tønsberg is built in neo-Gothic style and was blessed by the Dean Thurmann on 15 March 1873. The chapel is approx. 70 sqm large. It was in use during 101 years, until the coffin burials in Tønsberg old cemetery were prohibited in 1974. Since then it was used only as a warehouse. Afterwards, nothing was done with the chapel before the fall 2002, when an interest believe group appeared.The work was initiated by Bernt Christensen who is a chairman of the restoration group, which includes Small Andersen (Treasurer), Eva Lund Schau Thorkildsen, Eivind Cudrio (contact person and a secretary), Steffen Kvalsvik (consultant), and Jorun Borge (church office).Now the chapel have the future and is used as a small cultural center, with a connection to the old St. Mary's Church which was demolished in the market place.Tønsberg municipality has contributed kr. 25.000, -.
Tønsberg Tourist Centre
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