Archbishop's Palace

Archbishop's Palace information

Trondheim , Norway
adult/child/family Nkr70/30/170, crown jewels Nkr70/30/170
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat, noon-4pm Sun, shorter hrs rest of yr
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The 12th-century archbishop's residence (Erkebispegården), commissioned around 1160 and Scandinavia's oldest secular building, is beside the cathedral. In its west wing, Norway's crown jewels shimmer. Its museum is in the same compound. After visiting the well-displayed statues, gargoyles and carvings from the cathedral, drop to the lower level, where only a selection of the myriad artefacts revealed during the museum's construction in the late 1990s are on show. Also take a look at its enjoyable 15-minute audiovisual program.