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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Great insight into old Norway lifestyle

Visit to the folk museum was a highlight of my visit to Trondheim. There is a great collection of old houses from the area, from different settings and times. Very nicely kept... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in local/Scandinavian history, this is the perfect spot to visit. You will get a glimpse of history, presented as it was. They got a Stave Church from 1170, and buildings from 17th century and up. There is also ruins from King Sverres castle, also from 12th century. Went there with family, and the kids also loved... More 

Thank holm4norway
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see how structures and buildings were built in the olden times. A simple but rich peek at history. A must see place esp. if you want to "excperience" the exhibit and not just to see them. The farm area is an exciting place for children as it is allowed to pet them. At this time also, there would... More 

Thank RoselledFW
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum as well as the guided tour. The museum takes about 20 minutes to visit, so a good way to get some information in a short time. Liked all of it, very special and art-like way of showing off history. The guided tour was very interesting. There are houses from the 16th century up to the 19th,... More 

Thank Beda K
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited the equivalent museum in Kristiansand I thought this may have been boring, but it added to the interest in the old way of life in rural Norway. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. The cafe was nice but could only offer a cheese/salad sandwich for vegetarians. Allow plenty of time as there is also an indoor exhibit... More 

Thank Richard H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Visit to the folk museum was a highlight of my visit to Trondheim. There is a great collection of old houses from the area, from different settings and times. Very nicely kept small town architecture, with well preserved pharmacy shop and .. an exhibition of winter sports achievements of Norway. There are several different rural settlemnets from 16 to 19th... More 

Thank Piomak64
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

As most of the museum is outdoors, it's advisable to go there when the weather it nice, i.e., not raining. Overall it's a great place to spend a couple hours. Fun roaming between wooden old houses. Also nice view over the city from the Sverresborg ruins.

Thank 0624jan
Pokolbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Interesting museum... with many people in various buildings dressed in a traditional way, showing and explaining life at that time.

Thank Judy L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The Sveresborg Trondelag Museum Can be reached by number eighteen bus. It has many old buildings (go see-em) Which were interesting to us. There are larger collections elsewhere For example; Netherlands near Arnhem. Switzerland and Belgium, there, Plus Wales, but this one’s Norwegian. It’s a challenge for wheelchair users Due to the gradient of the “up”. Plus the “down” is... More 

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Syosset, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I could not get into the Museum itself but the park like setting of the whole place is really nice. They have recreated some 18th Century settings there. Since my visit was on the Midsummer Solictice there was lighting the traditional bonfire and the place was really crowded. Overall it was a great experience.

Thank ZachariahN
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited the folk museum on midsummer's day. Great place, lots of traditional buildings from various eras in Norwegian history. The museum is set in a nice park which definitely adds to the experience. Don't miss the museum of beer and brewing across from the cafe and gift shop.

Thank Sarah M

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