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Ringve Museum

Lade Alle 60, Trondheim 7041, Norway
73 87 02 80
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Ranked #3 of 45 attractions in Trondheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Nesoddtangen
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

An excellent collection. The guide is not inspiring but tries to demonstrate the main exhibits. However the guide's musical ability is about grade 5 and is not very inspiring for active musicians. However it is well worth a visit. The buildings are a uite interesting and very picturesque.

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Iron Mountain, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This was an interesting museum, but especially so if one is interested in harpsicords. We had a tour by a Ringve guide. There was much standing (portable stools were offered). The building itself was quite cool as was the weather outside.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The museum is nice but even nicer is the cafe with it's fresh baked waffles. The museum is situated on a small hill and next to the botanical garden which is good for a walk.

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Cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Interesting musical instruments, plus a delightful little room to retreat to and listen to clips of various pieces of music. Set in gardens, largely under refurbishment when we were there. A good shop, cafe and concert hall all set in old farm buildings. Overall, one for afficionados. Too far to walk from the town centre; be warned, the return bus... More

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I don't even know how to start this review, because Ringve Museum has it all... great permanent and temporary exhibitions, a rich history it proudly boasts, amazing personnel, exuberant colours, design, and sounds, attention to details, an incredible view over the fjord... and the list can go on and on. You can easily spend 2-4 hours here. And you will... More

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The museum is away from city center so we took a taxi but bus goes there too. The museum is small so one can tour it with self guided tour recorder. There was a guide but only take group and at allocated time. One can listen to music played by different instruments. There has been renovations in the museum which... More

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ringve Manor has so many stories to tell; of Viking settlemets, of the mighty Wessel family who lived there in the 1600s and 1700s, the lovely Gardens surrounding it and so on. But what really takes you is the story you'll hear from the guides about Victoria Bachke, the lady who devoted her life to collecting musical instruments, which led... More

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We bought a 24-hour bus pass at the tourist info place. It was a pleasant ride out to the Museum. We did not tour the surrounding gardens, which I regret. The tour was interesting. The tour guide played short pieces on various instruments, which was more than worth the tour ticket. The antique instrument collection was also thought-provoking.

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