Medieval Trondheim

Medieval Trondheim exhibition Photo: Åge Hojem

Medieval Trondheim

Medieval Trondheim

The medieval exhibition at the NTNU University Museum allows you to experience the city of Trondheim as it looked more than 800 years ago.

The exhibition allows you to experience the feel of the city's first shopping street, Kaupmannastretet, with a recreation of nearly full-size houses and streets. You can also see different archaeological finds — everything from clothes and shoes to toys, cups and vessels. Seeing a ball that a child has played with in the streets of Trondheim many hundreds of years ago brings the people of the past to life in a way that touches the heart.

The exhibition also includes the famous Kulisteinen, also known as the Kuli stone. The runic inscription on this stone tells us that “twelve winters Christianity had been in Norway…”, and is one of the earliest testaments to the introduction of Christianity to this country. The stone is described as Norway's baptismal certificate, because it is the first time that we know of that the name “Nóregi” - i.e. “Norway” was used.

Another treat offered by the exhibition are two beautiful silver crucifixes. These are part of the large silver cache that was found under Dronningens gate in 1950, in connection with the expansion of the post office. In total, the cache includes 964 silver coins from different countries, but not everything is on display. It was probably buried after approx. 1035 AD, since the youngest coin dates from then.

Opening hours and tickets

Opening hours and tickets

Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

The museum shop is in addition open on Mondays 10 am to 16 pm

Ringve Botanical Garden is always open

Opening hours on public holidays 

Medieval Trondheim exhibition

Medieval Trondheim Photo: Åge Hojem

Medieval Trondheim exhibition shoe Photo: Åge Hojem

Where to find the exhibition

Where to find the exhibition

The Suhm building NTNU University Museum

You can find the exhibition in the Suhm building, at Kalvskinnet Campus Trondheim.

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Additional media: 

Images of the Kuli stone (text in Norwegian only)

Ticket prices

Ticket prices

Adults - NOK 120
Children (6-16), students, seniors - NOK 70
Family, group with children and adults, max. 5 people - NOK 325
Groups with 10 people or more, when tickets purchased together - NOK 110/60
Annual passes

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Free entrance:

  • Children under 6 years
  • School classes /preschools with teacher, student groups with teacher
  • Individuals providing assistance
  • ICOM, Ecsite, Norwegian Museum Association members