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Welcome to The Folk Museum in Trondheim, Sverresborg!

Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum is an open-air museum in picturesque surroundings based around the ruins of King Sverre’s Castle. Norway’s oldest medieval castle. 

In the urban section, you will experience images of life and exciting interiors from Trondheim’s fascinating history. From the 18th century to present day. 

The rural section enables you to stroll from farmyard to farmyard throughout Trøndelag, with the medieval Haltdalen stave church as the gem of the collection.

The walk to the top of the ruins of King Sverre’s once monumental medieval castle, offers wonderful views of Trondheim and, not least, an insight into an exciting slice of the city’s history. 

80 builidings on site, and more than 20 buildings are open to the public. 

Kafè and Museum Shop. Free parking (5h). Frequent bus transfer from the city center. 


Saturday June 22nd - Sunday Sept 8th

Monday – Sunday / 10 am – 5 pm 

Summer Program with activities from June 22nd through Aug 14th. 

Daily Guided Tours at 1 pm / Thursday Aug 15th through Sunday Sept8th. 


Mondays closed from Sept 9th

Otherwise closed:  May 1st and 17th

Dec 23rd – 26th and Dec 30 th - January 6th (2025)

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  A day at the Museum during the summer program is an all day adventure (and more). 

  (June 22nd- August 14th)

  Our 10 best tips for a great Sverresborg day with your family!

1.    Remember to wear shoes for walking! The outdoor area is one of the largest in Trondheim.

2.    Bring a refillable water bottle. Or buy one here.

3.    Take a map and plan where you want to spend your visit. Plan your visit according to the amount of time you have. Make sure to be back at the reception before closing time.

4.    Consider bringing a change of clothes for children. Some of our exhibits include water, sand, water, gras and hay. Free ranging sheeps and goats.

5.    Pack sunscreen and bug repellant.

6.    Check the weather report before your visit! Rain gear, coats, or ponchos might be necessary.

7.    Plan on eating while here?  Enjoy food from our café or pack a light lunch to be enjoyed at one of our designated eating areas outdoors. Some benches an tables.

8.    Or campus is large, so bring a stroller! We do have a limited number of wooden wagons available to rent.

9.    Plan bathroom breaks before you explore the Museum. We have restrooms in the foajè and at multiple locations around campus. Diapers and wet vipes should be enclosed if using the outdoor garbage containers.

10. Don’t forget to take breaks! The Museum is a full-day experience (and more). Be sure to plan your DAY 2 FREE TICKET before you leave the museum. (Available  from June 22nd) 

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