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Sverresborg - the folk museum in Trondheim

Right outside the city center of Trondheim you find this historical oasis, and one of Trondheims largest outdoors park areas.
The folk museum in Trondheim is built around the ruins of King Sverre’s castle Sion, which date as far back as 1183. This open air museum is the third largest in Norway.

Take a walk through history and landscapes, and explore beautiful buildings from city - and farm life in Trøndelag.

Sverresborg is one of the biggest attractions in Trondheim - litterally! You don`t have to book tickets in advance.

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The Old Town

The museum’s old town is comprised of buildings that were originally located in downtown Trondheim, and offers a charming representation of  the wooden houses that have dominated the cityscape from the 18th century up until today. You can step into the oldest brick building in Trondheim, a construction set up from the original drawings. 

You can peruse the photographer studio, the local bank, dentist’s exhibition, the shoemaker’s workshop, the post office and the museum’s old grocery store, where you can buy sweets. To mention a few. 

The Castle Ruins

The ruins of King Sverre’s castle, which date as far back as 1183, are located at the very heart of the museum. 

Here you can hear the fascinating story about King Sverre and his rise to power, and enjoy the unparalleled view over both Trondheim and the Trondheimsfjord.

The Rural Department

The exhibition  consists of farmsteads and houses surrounded by picturesque nature. The houses are all originally from the Trøndelag region. The stavechurch is for sure a treasure in our collection. 

Stroll from farmyard to farmyard and visit our open houses along the route. 

The museum also has a collection of five houses relating to the rich maritime culture in this region, which consists of everything from storage houses for boats and fishing equipment to modest boarding houses for fishermen.

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 A day at the Museum during the summer program is an all day adventure. 

  (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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