The Museum Grounds

The open-air section of Domkirkeodden is idyllically situated along the beaches of Mjøsa on the outskirts of Hamar city, and consists of over 60 antiquarian buildings that have been moved here from the villages around Hamar.

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.

Admirable architecture


Our museum has two world wide famous constructions; the Storhamar Barn by Sverre Fehn and the Glass Cathedral by Kjell Lund/ Lund & Slaatto. This means that we welcome architects and students of architecture out of season, but we remind all visitors out of season to make clear appointments well ahead of time for the visit. This can be done by e-mail.