Sverresborg – Trøndelag Folk Museum
Travel back in time to the excitement of Norway's past at Trondheim's most popular museum.
Open-air museum for village and town
The idyllic grounds around the ruins of king Sverre's medieval castle are now home to a fascinating collection of coastal, inland and mountain village buildings, which depict the way of life in Trøndelag in the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the real treasures here is the beautifully decorated entertainment lounge from 1790. Also well worth a visit is Haltdalen stave church from 1170, the northernmost stave church preserved in Norway.
Open air museum with a multitude of exciting activities for children and their families. Experience
the atmosphere among antiquarian buildings in idyllic surroundings around King Sverre´s medieval
fortress. Indoor exhibitions, multimedia-programs, gift shop and cafe/restaurant in a new visitors´
centre. Norwegian Museum of the year 2005!
The museum has more than 60 vintage buildings which show the building traditions in Trøndelag, from town and country, from mountain to coast and from Sami huts to city mansions. The stave church from Haltdalen dates from 1170, but the majority of the houses are from the 18th and 19th centuries.
In the "Old Town", you can visit a number of buildings moved from Trondheim centre, including an old-fashioned grocer's selling traditional sweets, the old dentist's office from around 1900 and ateliers for local handicrafts. Informative skiing museum, large telecommunications exhibition, exhibition on the history of nursery schools: "It is called a Nursery School...".
Sverresborg - Trøndelag Folk Museum is one of the largest cultural history museums in Norway. It shows the building traditions in Trøndelag, from town and country, from mountain to coast and from Sami huts to city mansions. The museum now has a wonderful new public hall and exhibition area, thanks to the generosity of a Swiss couple who donated 50 million kroner.
The new hall has a colorful exhibition on childhood, youth, adulthood and old age over the past 150 years. This is a fascinating exhibition for both young and old, with its use of objects, photographs, light and sound and moving pictures. A real highlight is "Trønderbrura" - an audiovisual experience with 360-degree moving pictures and objects depicting the traditional wedding ceremonies of the region. And children can climb aboard a fascinating toy ship to set off on an adventure with "Captain K's world". There is also an audiovisual program, shown in the auditorium, on the landscape of Trøndelag by the Danish aerial photographer, Jan Kofod Winther.
Sankthans, Sankt Hans or Jonsok is an ecclesiastical feast in memory of the birth of John the Baptist. It is celebrated on the 24th of June; - Sankthansaften (the eve of St. Hans) is celebrated on the 23rd of June. St. Hans is the Danish name for St. John, and is also the name used in Norway. The name Jonsok means “John’s wake” and this was an important celebration in Catholic times with pilgrimages to churches and hot springs.
Open air museum with a multitude of exciting activities for children and their families. Experience the atmosphere among vintage buildings from Trondheim and Trøndelag. Stop off at Café Bagle for a delicious lunch, or cake and coffee. Or you could sample some traditional Norwegian fare at the museum's restaurant, dating back to 1739, Vertshuset Tavern. The museum also has a shop selling gifts, books and cards.
Open: June 1st–August 31st: 11 am–6 pm
Sept 1st–May 31st: 11 am–3 pm (Mon–Fri) Noon–4pm (Sat–Sun)
Price: 85,- (a) 35,- (c) 60,- (s/p) 210,- (f) Groups by prior arrangement
Address: Sverresborg allé 13, 7020 Trondheim,
Situated: From Trondheim centre, 4 km
Tel: (+47) 73 89 01 00/10, +47 73 89 01 15
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