Mid-Norway's Prehistory

Mid-Norway's Prehistory Stone Photo: Åge Hojem

Mid-Norway's Prehistory

From the Stone Age to the Viking Era

Mid-Norway's Prehistory

Have you ever seen a pair of shoes from the Iron Age? Discover some of the Museum’s oldest items, dated from the early Stone Age to the Iron Age. This exhibition displays a large collection of archeological finds from Mid-Norway, from 10 000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. 

The NTNU University Museum’s cultural history collections were formed over 250 years ago and today the Museum is charged with the administration of the majority of all archeological excavations in Mid-Norway. Consequently, the Museum retains large numbers of objects from the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Age. Among other things, the exhibition displays items such as ornaments, tools, weapons, and rock carvings.

The prehistoric exhibition is one of the oldest at the Museum. It was originally opened in 1930, then secured and evacuated during the Second World War, before again being erected in 1950.

It is the largest exhibition of its kind in Mid-Norway and with various findings from the Viking Era, including Viking swords, rock carvings and buckles. 

Mid-Norway's Prehistory

Mid-Norway's Prehistory Photo: Åge Hojem

Mid-Norway's Prehistory Axe Photo: Åge Hojem

Where to find the exhibition

Where to find the exhibition

NTNU Gunnerius

You can find the exhibition on the ground floor of the Gunnerus building, at Kalvskinnet Campus, Trondheim. 

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Ticket prices

Ticket prices

 

  • Adults - NOK 100
  • Children (6-16), students, seniors - NOK 60
  • Children under 6 - Free
  • Family, group with children and adults, max. 5 people - NOK 300
  • Groups with 10 people or more, when tickets purchased together - NOK 90/50
  • School classes /preschools with teacher, student groups with teacher - Free
  • Individuals providing assistance to those with disabilities - Free
  • ICOM, Ecsite, Norwegian Museum Association members - Free