Famous Museums in Lillehammer

The museums in Lillehammer give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Lillehammer with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Lillehammer. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Lillehammer.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Lillehammer.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Lillehammer:

  1. Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    4.5 (220 Votes)
    Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    This is one of the most visited attractions in the country and consists of more than 200 buildings. It is also one of the largest open- air museums of Northern Europe. The museum was founded by Anders Servig and later many additions were made to the building.  The main attractions of the museum are: Rural Collection: This is dedicated to the objects and lifestyles from the villages during...Read more
  2. Norwegian Road Museum

    4.7 (255 Votes)
    Norwegian Road Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    This museum is situated in Hunderfossen and represents the road and transport history of Norway. The highlights of this open- air museum are:  The networks constructed here are shown linking the antiquarian buildings. There are also other buildings in this large network such as a posting station, a mechanical workshop, house of road maintenance workers and a Cotter’s Farm. The indoo...Read more
  3. Norwegian Olympic Museum

    4.2 (181 Votes)
    Norwegian Olympic Museum


    This lovely museum situated inside the Hakons Hall was officially inaugurated by Kind Herald V and Queen Sonja. It is the only museum in Northern Europe that houses the complete detailed history of the Olympics. It has more than 7000 exhibits related to the games.  The historical section of the museum has records and exhibits from the Olympics of 776 BC till the present and modern Games b...Read more
  4. Lillehammer Art Museum

    4.4 (106 Votes)
    Lillehammer Art Museum

    Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    This is a very famous art gallery in the city. During the 1994 Olympics it was the main cultural venue. The museum houses 3 main collections such as: 100 paintings from the adherents of Matisse School donated by Einar Lude in 1920. Oscar Johhansen’s collection of paintings from the 19th century. Collection of paintings dating back to 1980s and 1990s donated by John Dobloug in 2008.
  5. Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    4.7 (118 Votes)
    Norwegian Vehicle Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    This is an interesting museum that houses the auto- history of Norway since the 1900s. This includes: Rebuilt Oldsmobile known as Oldsfossum. Last Norwegian produced car of 1950. Sledges, gigs, carioles and carts. The section with the model of a rail engine is dedicated to the history of Railway. The Wartburg, which is the oldest car of the region. The whole setup that shows models of petrol p...Read more
  6. Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad

    Museum, Garden

    This is one of the most well preserved houses of northern Europe. It was the residence of the famous Norwegian artist and Nobel laureate Bjornstjerne Bjornsons. He lived here with his family for a number of years and after his death it was made into a museum and opened publicly. He was also a poet and was the writer of the National Anthem of Norway. It is an urban European home with a beautiful...Read more
  7. Sigrid's Undset's Hjem Bjerkeback

    Museum, Cafe, Exhibition , Hall

    This was the home of the famous poet, author and Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset who lived here till his death in 1949. The house was then transformed into a public museum. The name was after the Arch Norwegian Mr. Bjerkebek. This was a character in his play that gave rise to the term “bjerkebekeri” which is a term for Norwegian Bragging. The museum has a book café, meeting and ...Read more
  8. Gudsbrandsdalen Museums

    Museum, Exhibition

    Gudsbrandsdalen is a traditional district and valley in the oppland country. The valley is divided into three parts- Norddalen, Middalen and Sordalen. The name means the Valley of Gudbrand which is an old male name made up of the words “god” and “sword”. This place is mainly known for the museums that are situated here such as the Maihaugen art museum and other indoor an...Read more
  9. Norwegian Post Museum


    Depicting the national postal history, the Norwegian Post Museum offers interpretative exhibits in the unique post office environs of different periods, historical films on postal history and various creative activities for the kids in the attic. Through the timeline exhibit of over 360 years, the Norwegian Post Museum will show you the evolution of message sending and receiving through the han...Read more