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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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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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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Folkloric place

A very nice, folkloric touristic place. Very interesting historic town life, you feel yourself in an old movie. There were some unique handmade materials in the shops. The hat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Banu S
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We walked around old town which is open to anyone. The buildings are quaint! Nothing seemed to stop people without tickets in to the buildings. The tickets were only checked when entering the exhibits. There was no english and it seemed like everyday history to me.

Thank Sheila-Monkey
Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really enjoyed this open air museum, it gave you a real insight into how people lived a few generations ago , some terrific homes and shops to enter and learn about the previous residents/owners. Don't miss the dentist and the home of the Night Man where there is a recording going telling you all about the night man , his... More 

1 Thank roy v
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A very nice, folkloric touristic place. Very interesting historic town life, you feel yourself in an old movie. There were some unique handmade materials in the shops. The hat seller lady was so kind that she drove us back to the downtown. Very kind, lovely, beautiful Norwegians

1 Thank Banu S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went to the Folk museum mainly to see the buildings which had been relocated here. Many different types from farms and city settings, mostly from Nord Trondelag. Both my husband and I have Norwegian ancestors, his from the Trondelag area, mine Oppland, Hedmark and Rogaland, so it is easy to imagine our families living in buildings just like many... More 

1 Thank norskawood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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 

1 Thank holm4norway
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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 

2 Thank RoselledFW
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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 

1 Thank Beda K
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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 

1 Thank Richard H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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 

1 Thank Piomak64
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

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