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Address: Sverresborg Alle, Trondheim 7020, Norway
Phone Number: 47 73 89 01 00
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Well laid out examples of houses, farmhouses etc from around Norway

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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High Wycombe, England
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High Wycombe, England
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199 reviews 199 reviews
36 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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