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Ringve Museum

Address: Lade Alle 60, Trondheim 7041, Norway
Phone Number: 73 87 02 80
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Ranked #3 of 62 things to do in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: Ringve is a specialized museum dedicated to music and musical instruments. During the summer season...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Ringve is a specialized museum dedicated to music and musical instruments. During the summer season musical guides take you through music history with live demonstrations of historical instruments. Ringve is a country estate with buildings from the 1700s, 1800s and the 1900s. The museum is surrounded by botanical gardens.

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Trondheim, Norway
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As a huge music fan ,I knew that Ringve would become my most favorite place in Trondheim in no time. Since the first moments I saw the whole scenery where the museum is located,the beautiful botanical garden and breathtaking view to the fjord,,I knew I would be coming back there really often. First of all,the botanical garden is really enchanting,especially... More 

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Flatåsen, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ringve has a very nice collection of music instruments, and a staff that knows a lot about the history of the instruments and the area. Very nice place to visit with guests. The botanical garden was unfortunately in a bad shape when we visited it.

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ringve is a museum with a unique and extensive musical instrument collection in an old manor, organized by a Russian immigrant woman who married a wealthy Norwegian. Visitors are taken on a guided tour where the guides are music students who actually play on some the instruments that are on display. Live music in a museum is rather unusual!

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

So much to see, so much to do - loved it. Do the guided tour - it may take a while, but it's worth it. The entry fee may be a bit steep, but it's value for money. Hot tip: the cafe does an all you can eat buffet for 160 kr, which - for Norwegian standards - is dead... More 

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Ringve museum is dedicated to music. It is a lovely place consisting of attractive buildings set in botanical gardens. Our guide was most interesting and had a sound knowledge of music and the many different types of keyboard instruments which she demonstrated. She even sang a lovely folksong to us at the end of the tour. Portable stools are provided... More 

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Nagpur, India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A worthwhile experience to enjoy the History of Music. We were really amazed to see the wonderful collection of musical instruments so carefully preserved from antiquity. It was a delightful experience to learn the interesting history & development of music in the world. It was really an enjoyable to visit the Ringve museum excursion at Trondheim, during the Hurtigruten Northbound... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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178 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a stunning place! The most amazing music museum, set in the middle of beautiful botanical gardens. We had a lovely guide whose English was perfect. She was studying for her Masters Degree in piano, so not only did she give us an excellent tour of the beautiful period rooms, but also played the harpsichords, claviers, pianos and organs in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a few hours here on a Sunday in Trondheim. If you are interested in music and intstruments this place is great. We also attended a classical concert (including in the admission ticket) and that was quite nice. There buildings are great and the botanical garden is also worth a stroll -again if you are interested.

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Ringve-Museum, Public Relations Manager at Ringve Museum, responded to this review

Hi, "Oggen"! Thank you for visiting us during your stay in Trondheim, and thank you for your feedback. As you say, this sure is a great place for people interested in music. We also hope others might find something appealing here as well. Kind Regards, Ingrid. More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been here many times since I was a teenager and now I take my children here. Love the old houses and to see all this old instruments. You feel that you're walking in someones house from the 16th century. The Botanic garden is a must see and only a few meters from the museum

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ringve almost manages to toe the line that so few music museums succeed at; you actually get to hear some of the old instruments being played. The problem is you can only see these instruments by going on a guided tour; however, the guides are knowledgeable, friendly and talented, and it really is a thrill to hear centuries-old clavichords and... More 

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