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Arts & Museums
Since you were a child, were you not always interested in the fascinating contraption that made a strange sound all of us used to imitate as "choo-choo"? Well, the NSB Jernbanemuseet lets you revisit your past by enriching your minds about that very same contraption which the world can't do without now; trains. You will get to see everything from steam engines to diesel ones, wooden railroads and more. And what's fascinating is that you will also get to learn how the human species has evolved along with development in modes of transportation. To know more about the NSB Jernbanemuseet, a visit to the website is recommended.
The Norwegian Railway Museum is a national railway museum in Norway. It is managed by the Norwegian National Rail Administration and is one of the oldest railway museums in the world. The museum's unique collection includes Norway's station building, locomotives and carriages.The museum has a library with a photo collection dating back to 1860.
Hedmark Museum is a local museum located in Hamar, Norway. It is devoted to the regions of Strange, Hamar, Løten and Ringsaker, including Cathedral Ruins in Hamar, ethnological museum, an archaeological site, a medieval museum and a recreational area.
The historic and artistic Hedmarksmuseet og Domkirkeodden museum describes the medieval scenario of the town. Through the displays of cathedral ruins, castle structures and much more protected by a glass cover, it brings out the combination of old and new in a truly incredible setting. Perhaps, the best way to witness every nook and corner of this delightful place would be by going through all the 60 historical sites on display. There is also a herb garden on-location that adds to the charm. All in all, get to the museum preferably during summertime to witness the additional fun of events and concerts staged on site. Check website for more details.
Located in Hamar, the Kirsten Flagstadmuseet or Kirsten Flagstad museum was built in 1985 to commemorate the talented opera singer Kirsten Flagstad regarded as one of the greatest singers in the 20th century. The museum has a private collection of her opera artifacts.
Located at the city center, the Hedmark kunstsenter is a premier modern art gallery that features exhibits ranging from contemporary art works to handicrafts created both locally and abroad. The purpose of the gallery is to promote art and encourage artists and visitors to exhibit and witness superior art works. The multi-purpose venue also plays host to various visual and theatrical performing arts. Check website for more details.
The Post Museum tells the history of the postal service starting from 1647. Here you can see how the postman's job has evolved from 1647 until now. When buying tickets for two museums or more (Aulestad, Bjerkebæk, Maihaugen, Norges Olympiske Museum, Postmuseet), a discount of 25% is given. Entrance to Maihaugen is included in the ticket.
The open-air museum Maihaugen consists of more than 200 old and new historical buildings. Maihaugen tells the story about the Norwegian countryside through exhibitions, theater and activities. This is an interesting museum with entertainment for every age. When buying tickets for two museums or more (Aulestad, Bjerkebæk, Maihaugen, Norges Olympiske Museum, Postmuseet), a discount of 25% is given. Entrance to the Postmuseet is included in the ticket to Maihaugen.
The Lillehammer Kunstmuseum displays works by upcoming as well as established artists in Lillehammer.
The town of Lillehammer is home to the Norsk Kjøretøyhistorisk Museum (Norwegian Vehicle Museum) at the center and exhibits array of vehicles that ran on the Norwegian roads. The history of the country's automotive history is well depicted right from the collection of sledges, wagons and carriages pulled by the horses, the first Norwegian car of 1896 to the Troll car of 1958. Call or visit their website to know more.
Bjerkebæk was the home of the Norwegian author and Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset and her family from 1919 to 1949. It is restored to what it looked like in 1930. When buying tickets for two museums or more (Aulestad, Bjerkebæk, Maihaugen, Norges Olympiske Museum, Postmuseet), a discount of 25% is given.
Norway's Olympic Museum tells the story of the Olympic Games throughout history. It is the only of its kind in Europe. When buying tickets for two museums or more (Aulestad, Bjerkebæk, Maihaugen, Norges Olympiske Museum, Postmuseet), a discount of 25% is given. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.