Ringve Museum

Ringve Museum, Trondheim: Hours, Address, Ringve Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Ringve Museum
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ringve Music Museum is a specialized museum dedicated to music and musical instruments. All year musical guides take you through music history with live demonstrations of historical instruments. Ringve is a country estate with buildings from four different centuries surrounded by Ringve Botanical Gardens.
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rjmartintx
Dallas, TX190 contributions
Couples
For anyone with even a little bit of interest in historical musical instruments, this is a Must See! Our guide, Tromb (sp? He pronounced it “Troom”) was magnificent, both as a docent with excellently pronounced English and as a proficient keyboard artist. He played on the predecessor instruments leading to the piano (harpsichord, clavichord, harmonium etc) as well as the grand piano. The history of other instruments was fascinating as well. Thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining, and educational. Plus the gardens outside are a beautiful plus to the visit.
Written July 28, 2022
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Susanne S
London, UK22 contributions
Friends
So much to see, so much to do - loved it. Do the guided tour - it may take a while, but it's worth it. The entry fee may be a bit steep, but it's value for money.

Hot tip: the cafe does an all you can eat buffet for 160 kr, which - for Norwegian standards - is dead cheap. And most delicious.

We ended up staying for a good 3 hours, including food and tour.
Written October 20, 2014
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HughM523
Banchory, UK94 contributions
Friends
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 for the less able. There are a number of steps connecting the various room levels. If you love music then this is the place to visit. Finish off with a lovely waffle in the nearby café! Enjoy!
Written September 18, 2014
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Lardo
Sweden91 contributions
Couples
After spending 15 EUR on tickets each and another 15 EUR on transport and 10 EUR on coffee, we were informed that the music instrument part was closed, which was a big disappointment. Information could be better. The small Beethoven exhibition was nice but not worth the money and effort.
Written July 27, 2021
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daganagpur
Nagpur, India128 contributions
Friends
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 Fjord Cruise in Norway.

Our young English-speaking Guide, Miss Bahareh Ahmadi captivated us by her charming warm friendly smile. She is not only qualified but has deep passion for music. Bahareh could easily play number of old instruments originally used in the past; we found her very well informed & trained for the job. Through her enthusiastic guidance we got the insight of History of Music & its periodic development.
By actually playing a small stanza out of the compositions created by the grand masters, we were introduced to the beauty & harmony of some of their unforgettable tunes. I congratulate the museum authorities to engage the services of such capable & dedicated guides in the field of fine art so that the tour becomes a most satisfying experience.

Einstein was fascinated by Mozart & sensed an affinity between their creative processes, as well as their histories. "A Genius Finds Inspiration in the Music of Another" Einstein once said that “while Beethoven created his music, Mozart's "was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master."
I certainly recommend fellow tourists to visit Ringve Museum.
Visited on 28th Aug. 2014 with friends.
Written September 18, 2014
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Travel-Bug-369
Hawaii272 contributions
Friends
Our Swedish friends told us about this place or we would probably not have gone. We had a wonderful personal tour (we were the only english speaking visitors at the time) with a musician that tells you the history of the various instruments and then will play on a replica. It was so much better than the usual museum. Do take the time to go out of downtown to see this.
Written November 1, 2012
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James W
Somers, NY1,161 contributions
Couples
We visited this museum while staying in Trondheim, and thoroughly enjoyed the display of old musical instruments, as well as the tour of the rest of the facility. The tour was really nice: our tour guide provided a lot of information, and also played some of the old instruments. Some tips for those seeing the museum:
- Find out first when a tour will take place in your language of choice, and then plan your visit around the tour, making sure not to miss it. You can only enter the restored house as part of a tour, and you'll miss a lot if you don't take one of the (free with museum admission) tours.
- The audio guide is very good, make sure to get one at the entrance, programmed in your language of choice. When looking at the exhibits, I found it most convenient to go in number order according to the audio guide labels. That way you can just keep pushing "play" without entering numbers all the time, and also you'l make sure you don't miss any of the audio guide entries. There are other exhibits which don't have any audio guide numbers, so make sure you look at those too, as you make your way through the museum
- It will take a long time to listen to the whole audio guide. You may want to skip over certain parts if you don't have that much time to spend.
- one final note. If you're arriving by car, the parking is some distance away from the museum, you have to walk through the gardens to get from there to the museum. If there are any folks in your group with impaired mobility, you'll want to drop them off at the museum entrance before parking.
Written August 17, 2018
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Einar B
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway159 contributions
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Ringve is a museum with a unique and extensive musical instrument collection in an old manor, organized by a Russian immigrant woman who married a wealthy Norwegian. Visitors are taken on a guided tour where the guides are music students who actually play on some the instruments that are on display. Live music in a museum is rather unusual!
Written November 9, 2014
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,001 contributions
Couples
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 each of the rooms.
After the tour, we went round the museum of musical instruments from around the world. There were thousands, ranging from simple African drums to the most complex organs, all beautifully displayed.
We could have spent hours here. This was the highlight of our two week trip to Norway. If you are in Trondheim, don't miss it.
Written September 8, 2014
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lvaldemar
Saline, MI36 contributions
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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.
Written September 7, 2013
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