Welkome to Norsk rettsmuseum, The Norwegian National Museum of Justice!

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The exhibitions

The exhibitions are related to the Norwegian criminal justice system and the history of law and order from
the 17th century until today. The museum also has an outstanding collection from the occupation period, 1940-45.

Our building is built in 1833 by the Norwegian architect Ole Petter Riis Høegh. It is originally a slavery to imprisonment those sentenced to prison with hard labour. In 1895, the building was put in order and altered to serve as a national asylum for mentally deranged criminals. It was shut down in 1963, and became museum in 1997.

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Getting here

The museum is situated at Kalvskinnet, just a short 10 minute walk from the Trondheim city centre.
By bus: Bus no 5, 8, 18, or 63 from the centre of Trondheim to bus stop Kalvskinnet.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-15, and first Sunday of the month 12 - 16.
Phone:  +47 73 50 03 05  | E-mail: post@rettsmuseet.no
Address: Kongens gate 95, 7012 Trondheim