About Rockheim

Rockheim is Norway's National Museum of Popular Music. Since the museums's opening in 2010 there has been a steady stream of visitors eager to learn about this music and its history. Rockheim is located at the harbour in Trondheim.

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The visit to Rockheim begins in the spectacular “Top Box”. From the main exhibit on the 6th floor you proceed down floor by floor. The music and stories are communicated by means of interactive exhibit technology and objects from the museum’s collections. You are welcomed by Rockheim’s guides, who will be your hosts and will answer your questions about the exhibits.

The Time Tunnel

Rockheim’s permanent exhibit, The Time Tunnel, is a journey through modern Norwegian musical and cultural history. In these exhibits you operate the playback of sounds, images, and music videos, and thus creating your own stories and experiences.

Rockheim Temporær

In the temporary exhibits on the 4th floor topics of music history and contemporary culture — local, national, and international — are treated in greater depth.

Rockheim Galleri

In the Rockheim Gallery on the ground floor extra attention is devoted to the visual expression of pop and rock music. There is no admission charge to view these exhibits.

Rockheim Hall of Fame

The Rockheim Hall of Fame is an institution honouring persons and groups who have played an essential role in the development and dissemination of Norwegian pop and rock music. The previous year’s inductees are on display in the museum’s vestibule.​


In the quiet setting of Rockheim’s media library you can immerse yourself in whatever interests you. Here you can read books and music magazines.

Rockheim Restaurant

The Restaurant is on the 5th floor, with a stunning view of the city and  the fjord. It serves cakes and coffee, lunch and dinner — everything needed for an extended visit to the museum. The restaurant is open when the museum is open. You can  visit the restaurant without paying the admission charge to the museum.

The Museum Shop 

In the museum gift shop on the ground floor you can buy notebooks, biographies, t-shirts of all sizes, postcards, buttons, vinyl records, mugs, posters, and other gift items. You can shop without paying the admission charge.