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Archbishop's Palace


The Archbishop's Palace has played a special role in Norwegian history. It was a spiritual and political focal point for centuries. Work on the building commenced in the second half of the 12th century, and thus it is the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. It served as the Archbishop's residence until the Reformation in 1537. The museum displays archaeological findings from the Palace's history and original sculptures from the Cathedral. The Archbishop's coining workshop is exhibited as it was found by the archaeologists.