TRAVEL IN TIME
Norwegian natural- and cultural history
NTNU Science Museum is a treasure trove of exciting stories from Central Norway’s natural and cultural history and they offer several exhibitions about people and animals – in the past, present and future. They offer both spectacular archeological finds and deep dives into the magical world of nature adapted for both adults and children. They accommodate two houses on Kalvskinnet – Suhmhuset and Gunnerus, in the middle of Trondheim city center, in addition to Klemenskirken (by the public library) and Ringve botanical garden.
THE ANIMALS AND COLLECTIONS
In the Ark you can see stuffed animals collected for over 100 years – an eternal hit with our very youngest visitors. Our oldest animal in the collection, the giraffe, is over 130 years old. The ark contains all kinds of animals from our own region, but also some exotic animals such as the giant tiger. Maybe you find the shark that the giant octopus has caught, or discover which fish live at the bottom of the fjord? Upstairs you can travel back in Central Norway’s prehistory, from 10,000 BC to 1000 AD, and see both jewelry from the Stone Age and Viking swords.
THE VIKINGS AND THE MIDDLE AGES
In the medieval exhibition in Suhmhuset, you can live in the city of Trondheim as it looked over 800 years ago. Here you can see some of the city’s first shopping street, Kaupmannastretet, recreated with houses and streets in almost full size. Here you will also see a number of finds from the city grounds – everything from toy swords and dolls to silver crucifixes. If you are passionate about medieval history, the exhibition “Skeleton talks” offers a deep dive into the state of health of the people who lived in Trondheim in the Middle Ages. You also have a unique opportunity to see the skeleton of a human being who – most likely – was mentioned in Sverre’s saga in the exhibition «The man in the well».
The museum also has a gem of a shop with items you will not find anywhere else in the city and which of course has an ethical and sustainable focus. Here you can buy seeds for flowers and vegetables in the spring, posters with motifs from nature, nice cloth bags, stuffed animals and tough lunch boxes. In addition, you can buy souvenirs from the museum – great gifts for people of all ages.
Until December 2, 2022, you have the chance to see the wolf up close in the exhibition Wolf! Wolf! In fact, you get so close that you can both smell wolf fur and smell wolf pee. Not the least, you get an insight into this mythical predator, which has always aroused such strong emotions in people.
Tue – Fri: 10 am – 4 pm
Sat – Sun: 11 am – 5 pm
• Adults: 120 kr
• Children (6-16), students: 70 kr
• Children under 6 years: Free
• Family group children and adults, max 5 persons: 325 kr
• Groups over 10 persons: 110/60 kr
• Companions: Free
• ICOM, Ecsite, Norges museumsforbund: Free