BJØRNSTJERNE BJØRNSON’S HOME AULESTAD
Welcome to beautiful Aulestad – one of Norway’s best preserved artist homes.
In literary, cultural and political sense Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was a great cultural personality of his time.
He fought for freedom and justice for the oppressed and for the small nations’ right to freedom and independence.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote novels, plays and a great number of poems, as well as thousands of letters, articles and speeches.
Bjørnson has written our national anthem ”Ja, vi elsker”.
In 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature for the whole body of his work.
Aulestad has a beautiful garden that is an experience in itself. The garden is open to the public all day.
To enter the author’s home and learn about Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s life and authorship, join our guided tours.
At the top of the birch avenue is the magnificent barn. Here you will find both regular and temporary exhibitions.
Drengestua Café has a permanent exhibition by the painter Jacob Weidemann. There is also an exhibition of Bjørnson’s
carriages, including the landau carriage that King Haakon VII used during his coronation journey.
Enjoy your food in historic surroundings in Drengestua at Aulestad. The café serves delicious food made by local
TICKETS AND SHOP
Tickets and museum shop is located in the tourist information by the main road. To visit the café or to take a stroll in the
garden is free of charge.
Buy tickets for two or more museums – and get a 25 % discount. The offer applies for Maihaugen including the
Norwegian Postal Museum, Lillehammer Art Museum, The Norwegian Olympic Museum, Sigrid Undset’s home
Bjerkebæk and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s home Aulestad.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good13
- TimVHAntwerp, BelgiumTrip Type:CouplesBeautiful house, great guide and lovely garden. An absolute must!Monday, 30th July 2018There are regular guided tours around the house. it wasn't very busy, but still a very passionate guide gave us a 45 minute tour of the house, just for the two of us! It was extremely interesting... Read full review
- Carr Lane QMonson, Massachusetts, United StatesThrifty toll violation "administrative fees" are userousMonday, 24th June 2019If you don't sign up for the $10 per day toll option and you incur an open road toll violation Thrifty charges you $10 per violation "administrative charge" up to a max of $90! Limiting it to $90 is... Read full review
- Beniamin2014Bagn, NorwayTrip Type:FamilyCool place on a sunny dayTuesday, 17th September 2019The museum has all you need for a drive break. The stories are all in Norwegian and the kids love the place. Read full review
Museums, Galleries and crafts
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Family ticket||NOK335.00 tickets|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
MapExplore the region
Approximately 18 km from Lillehammer, follow signs the main road E6 north of Lillehammer. From E6 take highway 225 towards Gausdal, and follow the road past the center of Follebu to Aulestad. Free parking lots by the road. There are bus contection from the Railway station in Lillehammer.
- Stiftelsen Miljøfyrtårn Eco-Lighthouse
|Summer (24 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|September (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)|
|Monday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00|