Nidarosdomen (Cathedral)
   Bispegata at Kongsgårds gate
   Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
   LL: N 63.42702, E 10.39616
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page
City locator maps, both overview and detailed
Local locator map; click "Nidaros Cathedral" in the menu at right to see a photo of the building and a flickering orange star in the lower right part of the map, marking the cathedral's location.


   Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen,
     Cathedral Organist


   Kongsgårds gate 2
   N-7013 Trondheim
   T: 7389 0800   F: 7389 0808




   Originally reported as 36 bells.
   European standard keyboard.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  7 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 19__
     with bells made by Olsen       
   Prior history:
     In 1976, the instrument was begun with 36 bells
       with bells made by Olsen       
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The Cathedral Website (English version) opens with a dim aerial view of Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace; follow the Cathedral links at right for more information about the building.  (The bells are not mentioned.)

Photos of building and manual keyboard

A city guide gives a short history of the building.

The Wikipedia article on the city has a photo of the building.

Building photo; and another; and yet another.

A large photo from the side of the building, over the roofs of the palace;
and a winter photo from a higher viewpoint.

Another photo gallery, with many exterior and interior photos.

A photographer's gallery of black-and-white photos of the cathedral.

A winter view of the cathedral from the apsidal end

A good photo of the facade and towers

A very slow-loading but interesting Website on Structures has a clickable photo which, when enlarged, appears to show some of the bells in the right-hand tower.

A tourist's photo gallery includes a view of the cathedral.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Olsen Nauen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Norway.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Norway.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/10/07

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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