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In our museum you can explore Jewish history, culture, identity and religious practice in Trondheim. The permanent historical exhibition “..and you shall tell your children..” is devoted to the Second World War and describes how the war affected Jews in this area of Norway. The second exhibition is dedicated to Jewish life in Trondheim. Although not currently in use, a mikvah (ritual bath), has been fully restored and is open for viewing.

The first part of the museum was created by the community to celebrate Trondheim city’s millennium anniversary of 1997.

Location: Arkitekt Christies gate 1 B (beside Prinsen Cinema)

Opening Hours: 

The museum is winter/spring 2017 open on January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4 from 12.00-15.00. Rest of the year tours must be pre-booked. Museum is closed on Jewish holidays. Please contact us for bookings at +47 401 69 801 or lise.jodiskmuseumtrondheim@gmail.com

Admission Charges: Adult kr 50  Child  kr 25

Our postal address is: Jødisk museum Trondheim, Postboks 3563, Hospitalsløkka, 7419 Trondheim, Norway

About the Museum

The Jewish Museum Trondheim is located in Arkitekt Christies gate 1B. The building used to house the first railway station in Trondheim, and was built in 1864. The Jewish community in Trondheim (DMT), bought the building in 1924 and rebuilt it into a orthodox synagogue which was ordained in 1925.The Jewish Museum is maintained in the same building as the synagogue and is still in use on holidays, for meetings, parties and on social occasions.

The museum opened on May 12th, 1997, and represented a cultural donation to the city of Trondheim in celebration of its thousandth year anniversary. The first exhibition, named “And You Shall Tell Your Children”, informs the viewer on the Norwegian Jews experiences throughout the Second World War. In 2002 the museum was granted an expansion, and the second exhibition “From Shtetl to Township” was created. This part tells the story of the day-to-day lives of the various Jewish families in Trondheim who fled from Eastern Europe during the pogroms of the late 19th century.

At our local cemetery a special monument was raised in memory of those Norwegian Jews which were deported and killed by the occupying Nazi forces.