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Panorama picture from Trondheim Municipality in Norway


Erkebispegården is the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Work on it started in the second half of the 12th century, and it was the Archbishop's residence until the Reformation in 1537. The Archbishop's Palace in Trondheim is one of the best preserved buildings of its type in Europe. After the Reformation, it was the residence of the Danish governors. Later, in about 1700, it was left to the military authorities. The oldest buildings facing the Cathedral are now used for official functions held by the State, county and municipality.

The Archbishop's Palace Museum

Winner of the Norwegian MUSEUM OF THE YEAR award in 1998, the museum is based on two principal elements: original sculptures from Nidaros Cathedral, and archaeological discoveries from the colourful history of the Archbishop's Palace. For example, here you can see the Archbishop's coin workshop exactly as archaeologists found it.