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Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

Munkegaten 3-7, Trondheim 7013, Norway
+47 73 80 89 50
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Nice museum shop

This is the national museum of decorative arts and design. The permanent exhibitions span three... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Nordic View of Arts and Crafts

Excellent museum with many iconic exhibits. Loved seeing a chair by Mies van der Rose and one by... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Newark, United Kingdom
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Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum was established in 1893, inspired by the world exhibitons and Victoria and Albert Museum in LOndon. The museum displays national and international decorative arts and design on three floors. The museum has the worlds largest collection of Hannah Ryggens textiles and interiors designed for the museum by Henry van de Velde and Finn Juhl. The collections include Japanese Craft, Scandinavian design classics and contemporary Norwegian design and Crafts.
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“tapestries” (7 reviews)
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Munkegaten 3-7, Trondheim 7013, Norway
+47 73 80 89 50
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is the national museum of decorative arts and design. The permanent exhibitions span three floors. The upper floor is devoted to Hannah Ryggen’s tapestries and the museum’s large collection of Japanese handicrafts. There are some current exhibitions, during my visit there was an annual...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Excellent museum with many iconic exhibits. Loved seeing a chair by Mies van der Rose and one by Charles Eames. The variety of exhibits detailing Arts and Crafts from around Europe from the 16th Century to the modern day has been very well curated and...More

Thank sleaford23
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was a favorite museum during our 4-day visit to Trondheim. We spent a couple of hours here, but could have stayed longer except we ran into closing time. The museum has a number of different and diverse sections. It seems they change regularly. For...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This little museum was a surprise to us. We were passing it on the way to the Cathedral, and stopped in because we were intrigued by a poster advertising an exhibition on Wood. Turns out that was opening the next week, but the enthusiastic staff...More

Thank Mfred57
Reviewed 5 March 2017

amazing collection of tapestries and craft from everywhere. Well worth a visit. Loved learning more about early Nordic crafts.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a small museum on two floors when we visited. The third floor in the basement was closed. There was a Japanese exhibition and tapestries by a controversial Norwegian artist on the first floor and an interesting and colourful temporary exhibition by a modern...More

2  Thank HighlandEwell
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a fantastic museum for creative souls.There are a whole range of arts and crafts represented from all over the world with a particularly good Japanese exhibition. Some wonderful textiles and glass too both from way back and also very modern. At present the...More

1  Thank Wendyfeline
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Very interesting place. It contains nice and interesting things to see. A museum well worth visiting. Art, crafts and other objects to see from Norway.

Thank Pål H
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I visited Trondheim for couple of days and looked around, the town is so beautiful and enjoyable, I also was interested in their profound culture. The museum is super good to see one of those. It's more about "crafting" than art stuff, but I was...More

Thank nao i
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Though I did exactly that – went there to spend some time of rainy part of the day, but it was highly enjoyable experience of design through centuries – European and Asian (there is a small but highly interesting exposition of Japanese decorative art). And...More

Thank acorna
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