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Egge Museum
Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in Steinkjer
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Owner description: Traces of lives lived People have lived their lifes at Egge for thousands of years, and on the Egge Museum premises we can see numerous traces of these lives. Burial mounds and rock formations from various eras are prominent in the landscape, and in their own way these features silently tell the story of those that came before us. When you visit Egge museum, the stories come alive, and you are taken back to the Iron Age, to the Egge chieftain residence, to the cotter’s home, to the Steinkjer city of old, or whatever point in history you could imagine. Here you can also rest your back against an old log wall, have a cup of coffee, and take a journey through your own history. Whatever your motivation: Welcome! We will take good care of you! The chieftains’ seat at Egge Atop Eggevammen, with a view of the fjord, lies Eggetunet – where some of the most powerful chieftains of the Viking Era resided. Trond Haka, Olve and Kalv Arnesson are familiar names from the Viking sagas, and Kalv was among those leading the peasant army facing Olav Haraldsson at the Battle of Stikestad in 1030. Many will also be familiar with Sigrid. As the wife of Olve, and later Kalv Arnesson, she spent many years as the mistress of the house at Egge. The Egge Viking Festival It is in this very historic site at Eggetunet that the Viking Festival at Egge takes place every second year, the second weekend of July. This is a colourful festival with experiences and events for the entire family. Events include a historical marked, battle scenes, jugglers, music, an evening feast, a play and activity area for children called Leikarvollen, and the family theatre Silkeskjegg, Silk Beard. The next Egge Viking Festival is held 7.-9. of July 2017. Open- air museum In the courtyard at the open- air museum, you’ll meet the maid or the farm hand. They can tell you many stories of the houses here, and life on a Trønder farm towards the end of 19th century. Children and adults alike can hear the story of why there are small chips of wood inserted in the walls of the pillared store house, and afterwards you can go over and pet the sheep or some of the other animals on the museum grounds. After jumping in the hay for a while, maybe you’ll fancy some freshly- made waffels? Agricultural Museum Egge Museum has the largest collection of agricultural artefacts north of Dovre, and in the exhibition hall you can see agricultural machinery from several stages in history. Here, you can also take a look at the Vivinius, one of the first cars to arrive in our region. This car once belonged to Otto Schultz of Egge Estate. The old bus is also parked here, and sometimes takes passengers on a tour of the premises. Steinkjer – portraits of a city In the exhibition hall of the open-air museum, you’ll find the exhibition “Steinkjer – portraits of a City”. Here you can see pictures and artefacts from the Steinkjer of days gone by, and walk down a shopping street as it may have appeared in Steinkjer in the time between World Wars I and II. The shop maiden has sweet candy for sale at the grocer’s, and she knows all sorts of things about the people around town. For example, if you are curious about the outcome of Apothecary Nannestad’s project to build an apartment for his chickens, she is the person to ask! At the Little General Store the children are in charge. Here, you’ll find large paper money and shelves filled with old tins and boxes, and a small wood- burning stove to prepare coffee for thirsty customers. Put on an apron and let the trading begin! Living history at Egge! At the outdoor museum, among old houses from the 19th century, horses, pigs and sheep are waiting to be cuddled with. Every Sunday, there is a living museum with traditional activities. Great recreational area, in the Woods and among ancient graves and at Egge Farm. Opening hours 2017: 18. juny-13. august 10-16 every day. Admission: Aults 70,- Children free. (Special arrangements have other prices)
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We went during a Viking weekend. Wonderful event. Booths, tents, live little Vikings everywhere. Food and of course the museum. Go here.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is supposed to be a typical 19 century Norwegian farm setting, but really there was not too much to see. I visited the place in late afternoon with a business group and had a tour by a lady with a tradditional dress, who turned out to be an eager to share and very knowledgable person on the history of Central Norway and Steinkjer in particular. The main attraction is a series of graves, with dates spanning over a period of many cennturies, some of which are actually located in a modern cemetery.
Place is located on a hill, near the city, offers a nice view and the surroundings are beautiful. Visiting the place is more like a nice afternoon walk with a history lesson than anything else.

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