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Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

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Address: Sverresborg Alle, Trondheim 7020, Norway
Phone Number: 47 73 89 01 00
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Description: Open air museum with more than 60 buildings from Trondheim and the...
Open air museum with more than 60 buildings from Trondheim and the Trondelag area. Beautiful surroundings, and from the ruins of King Sverre's Castle, you have a wonderful view over the city and the fjord. The impressive main exhibition Livsbilder - Images of Life in the new public building reflects childhood, youth, adulthood and age in a the region during the past century. The Ski museum tells the story of skiing as a competitive sport and a practical means of transport. The rural section shows the development in Trondelag buidling styles from the fjord to the mountains, and how people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries in the different country areas.
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Surprisingly warm in the buildings

It was very cold and snowing when we went and not all of it was open, and it was quite bizarre to be up in the hills looking down over the town and water. This was well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Ufford, United Kingdom
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Ufford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was very cold and snowing when we went and not all of it was open, and it was quite bizarre to be up in the hills looking down over the town and water. This was well laid out and had plenty to see for all ages.

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McLeans Ridges, NSW, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been to a number of outdoor museums in Scandinavia so far, and this one stands out. It is well set out, with a range of buildings faithfully recreating history. Most of the buildings were open, and there were a number of excellent guides to give information and answer questions. Some of them were university students working through summer,... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very nice place to spend a few hours in Trondheim. You get a good view of the city from the castle ruins (just watch out for the sheep droppings). The buildings are well-preserved and the staff there are very knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to see the "party house" when you go. It's a rare and unique structure built of... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While we were in Norway, we visited many of the traditional houses and got to know the history of the houses and their previous tenants. The guides were very passionate and did not mind bringing you around for a mini tour. They also spoke perfect English and gave clear explanation. Highly recommended! However, give yourself ample time to explore all... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are arrived at the museum at 2pm. We asked if we had enough time to see most of the buildings in 2hours. They close at 4pm. We paid the entrance fee and were told we could have an English guide for 1hour. A guide came and said that it is best to see the farm area buildings. He opened... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a rather too hurried visit here - less than one hour but you could spend two hours or more, especially if a number of the houses on view are open for looking around. There are some fascinating examples of old homesteads to be seen. I recommend having one of the young and very informative guides take you into... More 

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Flatåsen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum gives a great insight in how live was in Trøndelag in earlier days. Both the exhibition and the old houses ar definitely worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The location is lovely, but the overall value for time and money is very poor. Like other exhibitions in Trondheim, there are some nice items here, but they're presented so poorly, illogically and unimaginatively that it's really just a pity. The lighting in the exhibits in the main building is simply awful. There's no logical concept or chronology evident, it's... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum has a great collection of Norwegian houses, artifacts, national dress, and Rosemaling from the Trondelag areas. There is often concerts and extra viking displays in summertime. Site of an old medieval fortress from which you get a great outlook over the bay. Really worthwhile!

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum has in display old Trondheim houses that were dismantled and placed here to form a small old town, including the dentist house and office, small shop, telephone office, post office, pharmacy (perfectly preserved), etc. Also countryside farm houses, school, barns and church among others can be visited. On top the remains of King Sverre's castle erected around 1184... More 

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