Trondenes Historical Centre, Harstad

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Trondenes Historical Center (Norwegian: Trondenes Historiske Senter) is a museum located in Trondenes, in the town of Harstad, in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway.
The museum covers the history of Trondenes and the surrounding areas. The museum displaying more than 2,000 years of history in the region, which was once a Viking Era power centre. Local chieftains included Thorir Hund, who killed Norway's Patron Saint, Saint Olav during the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. The Trondenes Historical Centre tells the history of the area from the early Viking settlement to the 1940-1945 Nazi German occupation, with paintings, artifacts and statues depicting their history.

The museum is situated near the historic, stone Trondenes Church. The exhibition is permanent, the main focus being on the Medieval age period. The museum building contains a cafeteria and conference rooms, amounting to 1,860 m2 in total. Trondenes Historical Center was inaugurated in May 1997 and is now a division of Sør-Troms Museum.
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  • Together with the old chuch and the medieval farm, this us a great place to visit when you are in Harstad. Well told local history and a great view. 
    Together with the old chuch and the medieval farm, this us a great place to visit when you are in Harstad. Well told local history and a great view.  more »
  • After traveling through Norway already for some days, this didn’t add too much. Must interesting part was the WW II history. Admit that this is a matter of personal preference but each museum in... 
    After traveling through Norway already for some days, this didn’t add too much. Must interesting part was the WW II history. Admit that this is a matter of personal preference but each museum in...  more »
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  • Helpful guide and a fairytale winter wonderland. The museum allows you to mingle with the exhibits and you feel a part of the history.
  • Had a good time at the museum. The twine lessons were great.

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