Ringve museum of music (and café)

Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments

Phone:+47 738 70 280
Address:Lade Allé 60, 7041 Trondheim
Open:Monday – Sunday: 10–17

Ringve museum was originally a farm once owned by Councillor Jan Wessel, father of Peter Wessel Tordenskjold. As Peter Wessel Tordenskjold's (1690-1720) childhood home a collection is dedicated to him and his contemporaries.

From the 1950s, the buildings were converted into a museum of music at the initiative of the Russian-born Victoria Backhe. Since 1952, about 2,000 instruments from all over the world have found their way to Ringve. The barn has been converted into a concert hall, and the main building houses a unique collection of old musical instruments.

Ringve is one of the ancient residences at Lade in Trondheim, with buildings from the 1700 -, 1800 - and 1900's. The botanical garden of 32 acres surrounding the buildings and form pleasant surroundings. 

The museum also has a nice café (with the same opening hours as the museum). Her they offer waffles with sour cream and jam, cakes, sandwiches and warm meals based on traditonal norwegian cuisine. 

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