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The Armoury military museum in Trondheim

Due to the Corona pandemic the Armoury Military Museum is closed until further notice!

The Armoury is one of Norway’s oldest museums. The term armoury comes from the castles and fortresses of the Middle age, and the rooms where weapons and armaments were stored and repaired.

The idea of the armoury originates from medieval forts and castles. It was the room in which edged weapons, armour, and later small firearms were stored. The Norwegian term for armoury, "Rustkammeret", therefore has a long tradition, even though the current museum does not match the original definition. Today, it is a militray museum, emphasizing Central Norway's military history. Norway's finest collection of edged weapons is on display at the museum. The museum shows military history from Viking times, through the Middle Ages and the union with Denmark and later Sweden. The resistance section of the museum takes us back into Norway's recent history, from the start of the German occupation on 9 April 1940 until peace was restored on 8 May 1945.

We can offer guided tours in the museum and on military historical locations in Central Norway on request. 



Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Sun 12:00 - 16:00 

Oct - Apr:

First Sunday of every month 12:00-16:00

Wednesdays 10:00 - 14:00.

Closed on public holidays.

Free admission.

Guided tours off season on appointment.

You can get in touch with us on: e-mail, phone +47 400 22 611 or Facebook