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Address: Erling Skakkes gate 47c, Trondheim 7012, Norway
Phone Number: +47 73 59 21 45
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

The University Museum's exhibits center around natural and cultural history...

The University Museum's exhibits center around natural and cultural history topics. We are especially interested in engaging children and young adults with topics in science and technology that present ideas in a critical and engrossing way. Students of all ages, from preschools to secondary schools, are welcomed to the museum's varied school programs. The museum has grade-based and learning plan-based offerings associated with almost all of its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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Dont waste time in the main building

The main building offered some rooms with different things to see, like stuffed animals and an old library. Overall, there was no clear red thread and not much information given... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Sarah O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The main building offered some rooms with different things to see, like stuffed animals and an old library. Overall, there was no clear red thread and not much information given. BUT, the building in the backyard had an amazing construction of a medieval town that was quite spectacular, so buying a ticket to seeing this is what I would suggest

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I stopped by on a rainy day, looking for information on Trondheim's history. Exhibits are well presented and cover all the historical aspects. Well worth the visit.

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Gran Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I used to come here often as a kid, mainly due to the fact that I was somewhat of a historybuff. Now that I'm older and have travelled some, I'm not all that impressed any more. Most of the good stuffs hidden away in boxes anyway. Little information is given in english for non-norwegian visiters. On the other hand, they... More 

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The main museum in building C is a less than average museum of natural history and local archeology. Better not to visit if you cannot read Norweigian since very few explanations are in English or other language. The marine and fish section has mainly plastic models in display. The mammals section has some animals from around the world. The entrance... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

It was quite a good experience on a quiet Sunday afternoon. However, I was browsing through without much understanding as most of the descriptions were stated in Norwegian. I left the place with more questions than ever! The Middle Age exhibition building (Suhmhuset) is located a carpark away. The museum is small and displays are good but it would be... More 

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Trondheim, Norge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

I've only visited the traditional museum of natural history and not the museum of archeology, so I cannot give any impression on the whole institution. But the part that I have visited this far is a wholly average place for studying natural history. Stuffed animals, skeletons and wooden carvings of fish, all with information plaques, it's an OK place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

While traditional the museum of Natural History is quite interesting with some good exhibits. The newer museum of Archaeology is very well made and quite interesting.

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

The Museum of Natural History and Archaeology is just a walk away from most hotels in Central Trondheim and provides information not found in most Trondheim guidebooks.

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