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The City Museum in Levanger

Experience Levanger's history, historic buildings and places. Several historic buildings, mainly dating from the 19th century, are accessible to visitors. Among other things:

From 1803 to 1883, this was the official farm for sheriffs Bardo Westrum, Ole Bernt Lynum and Oluf Lynum. Brusve also had a significant farming operation. In the census of 1835, no less than 11 servants are listed as living on the farm. The traditional farmhouse and storehouse remain. The election of delegates from the county to the Eidsvold meeting where the Norwegian Constitution was signed in 1814 took place at Brusve.

(Steam boat wharf) This is an important building to shed light on the development of Levanger from a marketplace to a modern city, with close proximity to the sea with trade and industry in the past and present. The Dampskipsbrygga – or the Innherredbrygga which has been used as name of the seaside building and wharf – was one of the first buildings in Levanger rebuilt after the city fire of 1897 and is now fully restored. From the Dampskipsbrygga you can look out at the sound, which from time immemorial has been the lifeblood of the city.

​​​​​​This is an old working residence originally situated in Gamle Kongevei,  about 200m from Brusve. There were about 7-8 small houses on Brusve's land, and the residents were mostly smallholders with a duty to work on the farm. The home shows how people of little means lived and worked, in stark contrast to the wealthy lifestyle of the higher social classes.

The garage workshop is authentic and restored as an experience center for the city's history of transportation, with a special focus on the transition between Levanger as a "horse town" where the town market was central and over to a more modern city characterised by car and car use. It is important to show the car as a cultural-historical phenomenon and cultural bearer. 
The museum focuses on photo collections, art collection and cultural history linked to a transition period in the city's development. Thegarage, with activities as early as 1915, is representative of the car's childhood, where car dealerships and car workshops were an integral part of the city's residential environment. There are few such workshops left in Norway. The building is an excellent representation of early motorism in Norway, outside of Kristiania (now named Oslo).

The last authentic working residence from 1897 in Levanger. The building is located in a worker, fisherman and naval district known as Rotterdam. This is a name that could characterise the social environment at the time and that many traveled to sea from here. The city museum wishes to use the residence as an experience center for the city's history related to the working culture of craftsmen, fishermen and seaman's district. The house can be rented to artists and craftsmen and for art exhibitions.

Levanger school sas was one of the county's permanent schools with a start-up before 1803. Large numbers of teaching materials have been preserved over the years and in 1985 it was systematically registered and placed in a classroom in the 1878 middle school building. The room has never been changed – it is furnished with wooden desks from around 1900 and contains objects not found elsewhere in Trøndelag. In this classroom you get a good insight into how a city school was run 100 years ago. Including items from Røstad Skole, the museum has 4000 objects.

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  • General facilities
    • open part of year
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts
    • History
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    • open by arrangement