Top Choice Museum in Trondheim

Archbishop's Palace

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 …
Top Choice Cathedral in Trondheim

Nidaros Domkirke

Nidaros Cathedral is Scandinavia's largest medieval building. Outside, the ornately embellished, altar-like west wall has top-to-bottom statues of biblical characters and Norwegian bishops and kings, sculpted in the…
Top Choice Palace in Trondheim


Scandinavia's largest wooden palace, the late-baroque Stiftsgården, was constructed as a private residence in the late 18th century, at the height of Trondheim's golden age. It is now the official royal residence in…
Top Choice Museum in Trondheim

Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum

West of the centre, this folk museum is one of the best of its kind in Norway. The indoor exhibition, Livsbilder (Images of Life), displays artefacts in use over the last 150 years – from clothing to school supplies…
Top Choice Museum in Trondheim

Home of Rock

This terrific museum is devoted to pop and rock music, mainly Norwegian, from the 1950s until yesterday. It's a dockside temple to R&B, where a huge projecting roof, featuring Norwegian record covers, extends ab…
Fortress in Trondheim

Kristiansten Fort

For a bird's-eye view of the city, climb 10 minutes from the Gamle Bybro to Kristiansten Fort, built after Trondheim's great fire of 1681. During WWII the Nazis used it as a prison and execution ground for members o…
Museum in Trondheim

Ringve Music Museum

The Ringve Museum is Norway's national museum for music and musical instruments. The Russian-born owner was a devoted collector of rare and antique musical instruments, which music students demonstrate. You can also…
Gallery in Trondheim

Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

The permanent collection of this splendid museum exhibits the best of Scandinavian design, including a couple of bijou art-nouveau rooms. A whole floor is devoted to the pioneering works of three acclaimed female ar…
Gallery in Trondheim

Trondheim Kunstmuseum

Trondheim's Art Museum, a stone's throw from the cathedral, houses a permanent collection of modern Norwegian and Danish art from 1800 onwards, including a hallway of Munch lithographs. It also runs temporary exhibi…
Science Centre in Trondheim


Children especially will enjoy the hands-on experiments at this practical, active centre with over 150 models to choose from.