The Museum of Coastal Heritage (Kystens Arv)

The Museum of Coastal Heritage in Stadsbygg, Rissa (Fosen) is a coastal museum focussing on coastal crafts, wooden boats, the people of Trøndelag’s participation in seasonal fisheries beyond the borders of Trøndelag, and coastal culture in Fosen in general. The museum includes a considerable collection of traditional open boats, archives, photos, artefacts and objects portraying the way of life associated with boats. The museum’s boat-builder’s yard is renowned for its traditional clinker-built boats.

The Coastal Museum in Sør-Trøndelag

The Coastal Museum in Sør-Trøndelag has its headquarters in the old dairy at Fillan in Hitra. The coastal museum focuses on more recent coastal culture and the documentation of contemporary history. It has also been assigned a national role in documenting the development of modern aquaculture in Norway. The coastal museum has also entered into long-term agreements with Hitra, Frøya and Snillfjord with regard to certain local community tasks. Work on a local history book about the borough of Hitra is an example of such a task.

Nordenfjeldske Museum of Applied Art (Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum)

Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum is a national museum of applied art and design. It was established in 1893 and since 1968 it has been located in Munkegaten in Trondheim city centre. The museum’s historical and modern collections display furniture, silver, glass, textiles and ceramics from the 1400s and up until today. The exhibition places particular emphasis on classics from all over Europe and applied art and design from the 1900s. Read more about the Nordenfjeldske Museum of Applied Art, in Trondheim.

Orkla Industrial Museum

Orkla Industrial Museum deals with industrial and technical culture in the boroughs of Orkdal and Meldal and relates the history of industry and labour in a fascinating manner. Today, you can study the Thamshavnbanen, the world’s oldest railway driven by alternating current, and travel in the same carriages that were supplied for the opening in 1908. Or perhaps you would like to experience the “Cathedral of Work and Toil,” the old mine where the miners had their daily struggle with the mountain. Read more about the Orkla Industrial Museum in Løkken Verk.

Ringve – museum of music and musical instruments

Ringve is the only special museum for musical instruments in the country with a national responsibility for other museums within its own field of activity. Located in the old summer residence on Ringve estate at Lade in Trondheim, the museum is the result of a private initiative taken by the last private owners of the estate, Victoria and Christian Anker Bachke, who set up a foundation called the Ringve Museum Musical History Collection in 1942.

Ringve Botanical Gardens NTNU surround the buildings on the estate which date back to the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s, filling the approximately 30 acre estate. Among former owners we also find Maren and Jan Wessel who spent the summers there with their altogether 18 children, one of whom was later ennobled under the name of Tordenskiold. Read more about the Ringve – museum of music and musical instruments, in Trondheim.

Rockheim – national adventure centre for pop and rock music

Rockheim is the national adventure centre for pop and rock music and is situated in Trondheim. Rockheim’s mission is to collect, preserve and present Norwegian popular music from the 1950s and up until today. Rockheim is Norwegian pop music’s collective memory – a systematic knowledge bank which forms the basis for visitor experiences and narrative and provides greater insight into the music, people and society as a whole. Behind the museum scenes, archiving, research and the management of Norwegian music-historical material takes place. Read more about Rockheim – national adventure centre for pop and rock music, in Trondheim.

Trondheim Museum of Art

Trondheim Museum of Art is responsible for the management and presentation of the biggest collection of art in mid Norway, and administers a collection numbering approximately 4,000 works of art. The collecting of works was begun in the mid 1800s by Trondhjem’s Art Association (Trondhjems Kunstforening). Trondheim Museum of Art was established in 1997 with a view to continuing this work, and is located in the immediate vicinity of Nidaros Cathedral. Read more about the Trondheim Museum of Art.

Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum

Sverresborg is one of the country’s biggest museums of cultural history with major collections of buildings and artefacts, archives and a historical photo archive that in a national context is quite unique (Schrødersamlingen). The museum includes over 60 antique buildings illustrating architectural traditions from Trøndelag from rural district to city, mountain to shore, Sámi huts to wooden mansions. The stave church from Haltdalen dates back to the 1170s, but apart from that most of the buildings are from the 1700s and 1800s. Read more about Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum.: