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Norwegian National Museum of Justice


Visit the National museum of Justice. Explore the clues used to solve old criminal cases, sit in the Judge’s chair and see the executioner’s axe. The museum is located in two buildings in Trondheim, at the end of Erling Skakkes gate, nearby the Ilen church. In the museum you will find many exhibitions related to the rule of law; an exhibition about traces and forensics, a courtroom that is also used as a teaching room, exhibitions about punishment, an exhibition about Norway’s first criminal asylum, and about the Second World War and the Norwegian legal settlement after the war.

In the museum shop you can buy many products made in Norwegian prisons. The Norwegian National Museum of Justice key areas of interest are the police, judiciary, and the correctional services. Our intended audience is the general public, especially the young through collaboration with schools.

The underlying idea in all of the museum’s educational work is to convey the law’s function in a democratic society.