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Arts & Museums
The Trondheim Maritime Museum is a splendid museum that traces the maritime history of the region. Here, you are greeted by an impressive collection of boats, ships, artifacts and other memorabilia. Other exhibits at the museum include rare photographs and paintings belonging to sailors and the Norwegian navy. Call ahead for admission prices and other details.
Learn more about the latest fashion trends as they have developed in furniture and clothing from 15th Century till today at the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (National Museum of Decorative Arts. The museum has a brilliant collection of silver, glass, ceramics, textile and design. If you have a fashion fetish, a visit to the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum is a must. To know more, check the website.
The Trondheim Kunstmuseum is the country's third largest fine art museum that displays each and every aspect of Norwegian art since 1850 AD. Not just nationally popular artists but paintings by artists with an international fame are also featured here. Among international artworks, Danish paintings behold the biggest share. Besides housing a permanent collection of nearly 4000 artworks, the Trondheim Kunstmuseum also hosts temporary exhibitions, art festivals, concerts, workshops and various events. Check website to know more.
Erkebispegarden is one of Trondheim's most notable landmarks. Reputed as being primarily the stay-house of the Archbishop, today it is famous as a popular museum. Featuring the palace itself on display, it reflects the local history and culture of the city. Within this elaborate building, you can catch a glimpse of the Archbishop's lifestyle. Certainly, rich in culture, it takes us back to a scene reminiscent of medieval times. Call ahead for more details.
Norsk Døvemuseum is dedicated to the history of Norway's deaf people. A branch of Trøndelag Folkemuseum, the museum is housed in a Neo-gothic structure dating back to the year 1855. The museum building originally served as an academic center for the hearing impaired of the country.
The Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum was built sometime in the beginning of the 20th Century. Today, it houses a collection of over 50 old traditional buildings in the area. Covering around 70 acres of land, the museum area is an open air exhibit of these long forgotten houses from the 18th and 19th centuries that have been maintained by the museum. King Sverre's castle from medieval times is one of them. Most of the exhibits here are interesting and informative, some of which depict in details the wonders of medieval life. Artifacts, paintings, tools, decorative items, furniture and other items are all displayed at the museum. For more information, do call ahead.
The Ringve museum accords a lot of importance to musical instruments and its significance around the world. They have around 1800 instruments on display from wind to strings, to various unheard instruments. They also have an archive of national and local musicians and their contributions to the music world in Norway. Various exhibitions are held here on many occasions which should not be missed. The Ringve has a museum store and a cafe where you can buy little souvenirs or grab a quick bite to eat. For further details, do visit their website.
The Blodveimuseet or the Blood Road Museum is a captivating museum that offers a bleak picture of the atrocities that prisoners of war had to face during Nazi Germany's regime from 1942-45. Nearly 10,000 European soldiers were held captive during the rule and were forced to construct roads and rails under conditions which were unbearable to humans. The Blodveimuseet houses a collection of rare photographs and artifacts that display the real picture of the German barracks and war cemeteries that talk of their horrible state of affairs. Call for details.
Known by the name of Ingstadkleiven Fort in the bygone era, Hegra Fortress was constructed as a boundary defense between the years 1908 and 1910. The fortress was built as a military stronghold to thwart Swedish forces from invading the territory. The rampart was turned into a key military base between the years 1910 and 1926. Post World War II, the fortress came under Norwegian reign. Today, it houses a museum showcasing exhibitions which portray the structure's eventful history.