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Egge museum Photo: Egge museum
Egge museum Photo: Egge museum
Egge museum Photo: Egge museum
Egge museum Photo: Egge museum

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Egge area is managed today by Egge Museum, which has an open-air museum on the site consisting of a fully decorated farmstead from the 19th century. The museum also has an agricultural center with exhibits of modern-day agriculture and a hydroelectric power plant in Ostby waterfall. The County Farm from 1919 clearly shows Egge as a modern chiefdom. Like pearls on a string, you can see burial sites from the Iron Age along both sides of the road leading into the yard of Egge farm - a chiefdom with a thousand year history, well known from the sagas. Here lived Vikings' most powerful chiefs; Trond Haka, Olver and Kalf Arnason, The latter was among those who gathered farmers to fight against Olaf Haraldsson at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. Nowadays, there is a reconstructed manor garden from the early 1900s on Egge courtyard. Here you can enjoy views over the city or take a stroll along the burial mounds on Sigrid's path.
During the season there are different things going on at the Egg. I.e. Children's Day - Say hello to all the animals and the new chicks or catch small animals in the pond.
There is a wealth of activities and entertainment. Whittling, horse and carriage, baking, carpentry, jumping in the hay, pony-riding, exploring and much more. And Viking Festival - in true Viking style. Get a glimpse of how they lived at that time.

Egge Museum is around 1.5 km from the centre of Steinkjer. Its offices are located in the county administration building Fylkesmannsgården.


For more information about what you can see in Levanger, Verdal, Inderøy, Snåsa and Steinkjer

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  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • banqueting rooms
    • open all year
    • menu
    • suitable for children
    • other times open by arrangement
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • guided tour during opening hours
    • guided tour by appointment
  • Activities

    • guiding
    • culture path
  • Classification

    • Historical
  • Special

    • tickets at the door

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Egge area is managed today by Egge Museum, which has an open-air museum on the site consisting of a fully decorated farmstead from the 19th century....

Egge museum

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