The Norwegian Postal Museum at Maihaugen shows Norway’s exciting postal history.
Learn how important the the postal service has been to develop our country in the exhibition «Post on the Way» in the Postal building in the Town section of Maihaugen.
The exhibition deals with postal history throughout more than 360 years, from the time when letters were sent with a courier up to today’s information society with e-mails and sms-messages.
The first floor shows historic post offices and short movies. The 2nd floor takes you through exhibitions of postal history. Postmen, their means of transportation, their weapons for defence – it is all to be found here.
In the attic children may draw their own stamp and fold an envelope the old fashioned way.
In the old post wagon at the train station the exhibition «Post on rail» is shown. This way of sending post was important for the modernization of the nation at the end of the 1800s.
The Postal building and the train are open in the summer, and are included in the entrance fee of Maihaugen.
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- ZfyEdSingapore, SingaporeTrip Type:CouplesInformative and Interesting!Tuesday, 11th July 2017Our tour group was having lunch at the The Maihaugen Cafe, which was just next to this museum, and so after our 3-course lunch, as we still got some time left before heading to our next destination... Read full review
- lexidhHedmarkTrip Type:CouplesPart of MaihaugenTuesday, 8th August 2017You have to visit the Post Museum if you are already inside the Maihaugen area! Lots of very old and still running vehicles, and for us Norwegians it is a definite tug at old memories to walk trough... Read full review
- lexidhHedmarkTrip Type:Friends getawayPart of MaihaugenWednesday, 14th March 2018This place is located inside the Maihaugen area, which means you have to buy a ticket for the whole thing to access it. But it was such a fun walk down memory lane! They had all the stuff I remember... Read full review
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The Norwegian Post museum is locatedat Maihaugen, within walking distance of the centre of Lillehammer and the railwaystation. Follow the signs to Maihaugen from the main road E6.