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Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum

Sverresborg Alle, Trondheim 7020, Norway
47 73 89 01 00
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Trondheim
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Turnersville, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Trondheim, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I find the entrance fee to be a bit steep. It's interesting to see the buildings, but honestly, you can see a lot of similar authentic buildings if you drive out to the countryside. But for tourists, it might be a good experience to see many of them in a short time frame.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed so many things - the display of folk costumes and accompanying art work, the two churches, the castle ruins, the village houses, the tour guide's brilliant and educational presentations... we will return!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I took our teenage daughter and our eight year old daughter here one sunny Sunday afternoon, it was perfect. Looking around the ruins of the castle and watching the fire eaters entertain the crowds was most fun. There were very talented Norwegian ladies singing folk songs, entertainers in traditional dress, a hog and lamb roast to sample... More

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Sitges, Spain
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a large site which is trying to give you a step by step view through life in different parts of the country. Educational, historical, relaxing and fun. this is something you can do at your own pace, either alone in a group, families, I think all are catered for. People with physical disabilities may have challenges getting around... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum is a bit on the outskirts of the town, but worth a visit. On a rather large plot of land they have put up a lot of old historic buildings. These buildings have been transported from all over the country to this museum and here they have put them together in such a way that they almost look... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum is all about showing how people lived in the middle ages, here people work to show tourists they way of living. Its possible to see farming, storytelling, interacting with a few animals and having the feel of the old days. The area is built on the old casle to King Sverre, as the name Sverres-borg, sverres-castle.

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Innisfil, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were here on a shore excursion and it's a charming, very informative museum. The restored buildings are interesting and cover a wide range of time and styles. There was a lovely display of native costume and a local artist's ( Anne Langsholt Apaydinli ) paintings. *** There is a great deal of steep incline walking required to see all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You can even see a very simple Stave Church here. There are country and town houses to admire here. From the top you have great views over Trondheim and its fjord. The museum of dentistry in the town section shows you equipment from 1895 until about 1960. The treadle drills looked dreadful! It makes you relieved to be alive now... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've been here occasionally for the forty years I've lived here. Every time I visit, I wonder why it's been so long since last time. This time around we went here with the kids in order to celebrate Midsummer. It was quite a crowd who enjoyed themselves.

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