Trondheim Museums and Galleries, Trondheim

Museums and galleries in Trondheim are varied and cover a wide selection of topics. From Norway's third biggest collection of pictorial art to antique military ware, Trondheim is ready to offer something interesting to everybody. Take the following tour to visit the most interesting museums and galleries in Trondheim!
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Trondheim Museums and Galleries Map

Guide Name: Trondheim Museums and Galleries
Guide Location: Norway » Trondheim (See other walking tours in Trondheim)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: leticia
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Archbishop's Palace & Museum

1) Archbishop's Palace & Museum (must see)

This secular building in Scandinavia dates back to the 12th century and was the Archbishop's residence until the Reformation in the 16th century. Later it was home to Danish governors. Now the Archbishop's Palace is home to a museum and a concert hall. The museum features original sculptures from the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral, some parts of the cathedral's facade and various archaeological objects relating to its history. The museum’s highlight is the Archbishop's mint, once used for stamping coins.

Opening hours: Monday: Closed; Tuesday - Friday: 11am-2pm; Saturday: 11am -3pm; Sunday: 12pm- 4pm
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Jewish Museum

2) Jewish Museum (must see)

The Jewish Museum in Trondheim can be found opposite the beautiful Archbishop's Palace and the Nidaros Cathedral, in the Trondheim Synagogue building. The museum has various exhibits about the history of Jews in Trondheim, their daily life, culture, and religious ceremonies.

Opening hours: June 16- August 15: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm; Rest of the year tours must be pre-booked. Museum is closed on Jewish holidays.
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Trondheim Art Museum

3) Trondheim Art Museum (must see)

Located close to Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace, Trondheim art gallery and museum is proud to present Norway's third biggest collection of pictorial art. You will see Norwegian pictorial art from the middle of the 18th century to the present, Danish graphic art, and work by other prominent international artists.
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National Museum of Decorative Arts

4) National Museum of Decorative Arts (must see)

The National Museum of Decorative Arts features historic and contemporary collections of fine furniture, 18th century silver, Japanese handicrafts, glass, textiles and other treasures, dating from the 16th century onward. The "Three Women - Three Artists" section displays work by leading female artists, such as Benny Motzfeldt, Hannah Ryggen and Synnøve Anker Aurdal.

Operation hours: August 21 – May 31: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm; Thursday: 12 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm; June 1 – August 20: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
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Aunes Keramikk

5) Aunes Keramikk

Aunes Keramikk was founded in Trondheim in 1797 and specializes in the production and sale of beautiful local ceramics. Here you can see a wide variety of original ceramics in the traditional Trøndelag style. All objects are handmade and are manufactured using the same techniques used in the 1800s.
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Trondheim Science Museum

6) Trondheim Science Museum (must see)

Trondheim Science Museum is a scientific hands-on experience center which offers many activities in addition to the exhibition. Visitors can conduct experiments on the displayed models. Some of these include the Planetarium, kitchen chemistry, Experiment Club, robotlab, inventor workshops and popular lectures.

Trondheim Science Museum is located in the former premises of the Bank of Norway in Trondheim which was designed in 1830-1831 by architect Ole Peter Riis Høegh (1806-1852) after preparatory work by the architect J. C. Ræder. The building was completed in 1833. The current appearance was the result of renovation and modernization in 1897 by architects Johan Martinus Christensen (1863-1935) and Lars Solberg (1858-1921).

Operating hours:

August 18 - June 24: Monday - Friday:10 am - 4 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm; June 25 - August 17:
Monday – Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 11am - 5 pm

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Galleri SG

7) Galleri SG

Galleri SG is a small art gallery located on the banks of the river Nidelven. The gallery opened in 2003 and instantly became one of the most popular and most visited galleries in Trondheim. Galleri SG displays works of various national and international artists, whether they be famous or just emerging.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm
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Trondheim Brukskunstforening

8) Trondheim Brukskunstforening (must see)

Trondheim Brukskunstforening is a city gallery that exhibits a wide selection of handicrafts. Its rich collection includes handmade ceramics, glass art, textiles, designer clothes, jewelry, and many other unique things made by local craftsmen.
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Modern Art Gallery

9) Modern Art Gallery

Trondheim Modern Art Gallery displays mostly contemporary art. Its outstanding collection includes beautiful paintings and water colors, fine lithographs and artistic posters by talented artists from Norway and elsewhere.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm
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Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst

10) Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst

The Trondheim Center for Contemporary Art is situated on Trondheim’s Fjordgata Street. The center houses a wide range of contemporary art works. Here, you will find interesting modern pictures presented by both local and international artists.

Walking Tours in Trondheim, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Create Your Own Walk in Trondheim

Creating your own self-guided walk in Trondheim is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southern Trondheim Walking Tour

Southern Trondheim Walking Tour

Southern part of Trondheim houses many interesting attractions, including old Elgeseter Bridge, green Marinen, the mysterious Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery, the modern New Town Hall, Thomas Angell's Hus, the unique Municipal Bicycle Lift, and the outstanding Kristiansten Fortress. Check out the most popular attractions in the southern part of Trondheim in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Presiding over the namesake fjord in the heart of Norway, Trondheim the city boasts a great deal of cultural and historic richness. Topping the list of the local landmarks is 11th century Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral renowned for its intricate ornate facade. Located nearby Archbishop’s Palace Museum showcases archaeological findings and sculptures, including the gargoyles that once adorned the cathedral. To explore these and other prominent sights of Trondheim, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

Trondheim Canal Walking Tour

Trondheim Canal dates back to the 19th century and is a most impressive sight. By the canal you will find amazing attractions, prominent monuments, cultural venues, historic places, and of course a marvelous view of the sea. Take the following tour to discover the beautiful Trondheim Canal area!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim's Old Town Walking Tour

Trondheim’s center or Old Town is a fascinating district with plenty of historic buildings, cultural places, prominent landmarks, amazing attractions, medieval churches, and an unforgettable Norwegian atmosphere. Take the following tour to discover the most outstanding attractions in Trondheim’s Old Town!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Trondheim for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Trondheim has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Trondheim, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.