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Ledaal is a manor house which served as the official residence of the King of Norway in Stavanger, Norway.[1]

General information
Town or cityStavanger
Construction started1799
ClientGabriel Schanche Kielland



The manor house was built between 1799 and 1803. It was then owned by the merchant and leading citizen in Stavanger, Gabriel Schanche Kielland (1760-1821). He gave the estate its present name after the last letters of his and his wife's names: Gabriel Schanche Kielland, Johanna Margaretha Bull. Ledaal was bought by Stavanger Museum in 1936. The estate is today a royal residence, a museum and the representation building of Stavanger municipality.[2][3]

In popular cultureEdit

In 1989 a painting of the residence was displayed at Nasjonalgalleriet as a part of the exhibition Kulturminner i norsk kunst. The painting was reviewed and commented during the opening day tour by King Olav V.[4]


  1. ^ Jon Gunnar Arntzen. "Ledaal". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gabriel Schanche Kielland". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "The History of Ledaal". museumstavanger. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Tommy Sørbø (2015-08-22). "Da kongen ble omviser og museumslektoren ble publikum. Konversasjonskunst". Klassekampen. p. 3.

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