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“Too Little Time for a Wonderful Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum

Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum
Ranked #28 of 97 things to do in Trondheim
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San Gabriel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Too Little Time for a Wonderful Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

I wish I would have had longer to visit this museum. There was so much to see in the wonderful collections of design and decorative arts that were displayed. Fashion, furniture, glass, silver, ceramics, carpets from the 15th century until today. There is also a special exhibit of Japanese art. This museum is closed on Mondays.

Visited October 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful collection - would have liked even more Scandinavian stuff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian design and expecially Mid-century Modern, so this was a treat. There is a wide international collection (including much British Arts & Crafts), but for me the highlights were the Scandinavian pieces, the room interior designed by the Danish architect Finn Juhl in 1952 and Hannah Ryggen's wonderful tapestries, many of them political pieces made in the 1930s and during the wartime occupation of Norway.

The special exhibition on silverware was rather unexpectedly compelling too.

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and there is a classy (but of course pricey) gift and book shop.

Visited August 2013
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GB
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“Well worth a visit - you can relate to the exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

My sister was initially apologetic that I'd paid for three of us to visit this museum - until we saw what was inside. We saw a silver exhibition from silversmiths around the world which was fascinating. But what I really enjoyed was to see furniture from different ages that are seen as design icons - it's a really good collection. I'm very fond of art nouveau and stood staring at objects for ages - there was so much to see from spoons to television cabinets!

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A gem in Trondheim”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

The National Museum of Decorative Arts in Trondheim was a delightful place. I saw a big range of decorative art and industrial designs, from traditional to modern arts and crafts, including toys, from Norway and overseas. Small though it was, the place took quite a long time to go through. It was truly a gem of a museum.

Visited July 2012
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