Ringve Museum, Trondheim
(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Ringve Museum is Norway's national museum for music and musical instruments, with collections from all over the world.BackgroundRingve Museum is located in the historic Ringve Farm in Trondheim. Ringve Farm was the childhood home of the Danish-Norwegian nobleman, Peter Tordenskjold. It is situated in a park on the Lade peninsula just outside Trondheim with a view over the Trondheimsfjord, the park forming botanical gardens run by NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology). The first house on the site was built in 1521, but the current group of buildings dates from the 1740s onwards.When the estate was auctioned in 1878, it was purchased by the Bachke family and one of the sons, Christian Anker Bachke (1873-1946) acquired the estate in 1919. In late 1919, he married Russian émigré Victoria Rostin Bachke, an artist who fled from the Russian Revolution. The couple had no children but put their considerable energies into their love of music and assembling a collection of historical musical instruments, which now numbers around 1,500 instruments, alongside other artifacts associated with music – pictures, recordings.The museum is based on the private collection of founder Victoria Bachke and was opened to the public in 1952. Jon Voigt (1928-1997) succeeded Victoria Bachke as director in 1963 and continued until 1997. Over the years many famous musicians visited Ringve, including Artur Schnabel, Lilly Krauss, Ignaz Friedman, Percy Grainger and Kirsten Flagstad, as well as the artist, Edvard Munch.
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  • An excellent collection of all types of musical instruments will keep you intrigued throughout any visit. Located about 3 kilometres outside of town to the north. 
  • Add the trip about the museum, you can Call get to experience the wonderful botanical garden. Here you can also bring some bread crumbs to feed the ducks and grandchildren will love this place. Walk down to the Ringvebukta, the Sunday trip perfect.
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  • Ringve Music museum is Norway's national museum for music and music instrumeneter. Located in the middle of Ringve Botanical Garden with views out towards the Trondheim fjord to the North and East. Opened 11.10.1952 and was started at Victoria Bachkes private collection of music instrumeneter. Ringve has today an instrument collection that consists of approximately 2 000 musical instruments from around the world. Some of the instruments used actively in the disclosure. During a fire in the summer of 2015, however, went two piano instruments lost, and there was significant damage to parts of the buildings. The buildings at Ringve represents three centuries in the farm's history, and the oldest building dates back to the 1700 's. Ringve farm is the childhood home of naval hero Peter Wessel "tordenskjold". Ringve Botanical Garden on 130 acres surround the buildings, and is run by the Science Museum at the Norwegian University of Science (NTNU).
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  • Good place to learn something about music history. Dont forget to visit the botanical garden while here.
  • Fantastic Museum. Recommended 100%. I went a couple of horetes, and i lacked time to finish the display of antique instruments and from all over the world. I made the last visit of the day, which was the only English I and the Guide. I thought that I would say that not to be the only one but I did anyway. The girl was very nice and made the tour super well, I loved it. The tour very dynamic and with a variety of shows in front of the public. They had the closing 5 minutes late for letting me search the Spanish instruments of the display (even though i only had 2). I guess it's hard to find someone who knows Spanish to make the visit, but if I missed a leaflet in this language.
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  • Very nice view!
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  • Nice music museum.
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  • Nice collection of flowers, shrubs and trees. A green and colorful lung not far uforbi Trondheim, Norway. Ringvemuseet with its unique instrument collection is also in the same area.
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