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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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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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

Nesoddtangen
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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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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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