In the museum at Domkirkeodden you can see samples of life from the Iron Age till early 20th century farming societies. The history is brought to life through the story of around 60 historical buildings from the municipals Hamar, Stange, Løten and Ringsaker, and about 50,000 objects dated back to the early 1600s and onwards.
The museum also includes much of the area where the medieval town Hamarkaupangen was situated, with the ruins of the cathedral, the bishop's palace and other buildings. In the 18th century barn from the farm Storhamar, transformed into a museum by architect Sverre Fehn and considered as one of his major works, you find the permanent exhibitions. The museum also has the largest herb garden in Norway, with plants that existed in medieval monastery gardens, a section for more recent crops and even a separate section for poisonous plants.