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Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum


In 1914 the area surrounding the ruins of King Sverre’s medieval castle was appropriated for the site of the new open-air museum. Today the castle ruins are adjoining the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum. The museum had started in 1909, when a group of enthusiasts decided to gather buildings and objects characteristic of the area for purposes of preservation.

The area around the fortress ruins was set aside for purposes of building a museum and the collection has grown steadily since then. Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum is one of the largest cultural history museums in Norway.

There are more than 60 buildings on the site now, covering a broad ethnological range.