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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 farmlife in Trøndelag.

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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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