Category: History

History of the building

The building dates from the early 1830s, and illustrates how new ideas about prisons had come to Norway. At the end of the 19th century the interior was rebuilt as the country’s first asylum for the insane and dangerous. Today the building is protected and holds the National Museum of Justice.

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About the museum

The Norwegian National Museum of Justice has the task of documenting the output of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security of museological interest. The museum is funded through the state budget. Projects are also funded through partners. The museum is a foundation.

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Trondheim’s Prison History

This online exhibit shows how the prison and slavery systems in Trondheim have functioned from the 13th century to modern times.

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