The Jewish Museum Trondheim is located at Arkitekt Christies gate 1B, a building that housed Trondheim’s first railway station from 1864. The building was bought by the Jewish community in 1924 and converted into an Orthodox synagogue, which was inaugurated in 1925. The building is still in use on public holidays, as well as for meetings, functions and social events.
The museum opened on 12 May 1997 and was a gift to Trondheim to mark the city’s millennium. The museum’s exhibitions convey the history and culture of the Jewish people in this area before, during and after the Second World War. The Jewish Museum Trondheim has a comprehensive and unique collection consisting of several thousand photographs, documents and items. The collection is unique, owing both to its size and the fact that it contains material that disappeared in other places during the war years.