Archbishop's Palace

Archbishop's Palace information

Prices
adult/child/family Nkr60/30/150, crown jewels Nkr85/40/200
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat, noon-4pm Sun, shorter hr rest of yr
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Lonely Planet review

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. Take in too its enjoyable 15-minute audiovisual program.