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Norwegian Post Museum

Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 61 28 89 00
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Part of Maihaugen

You have to visit the Post Museum if you are already inside the Maihaugen area! Lots of very old... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Lexidh
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Hedmark
Informative and Interesting!

Our tour group was having lunch at the The Maihaugen Cafe, which was just next to this museum, and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
ZfyEd
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Singapore, Singapore
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Norway's postal & philatelic museum. The mail will get through: Which one of us has never rushed to the letter box in the hope of finding a letter or postcard from a friend? When one is waiting for you, it is a real pleasure. Often, not much thought is given to the people who make sure the letters arrive. The museum provides an insight into over 360 years of postal history. Through tableaux, pictures, text and film, you can follow the development of the postal service from the days when each letter was sent by messenger and right up to today's electronic communication via e-mail and SMS. 1854 saw the opening of Norway's first railway line, which ran from Christiania to Eidsvoll. Right from the start it was decided that the trains should carry mail. Eventually, the trains had special postal carriages and this allowed for the mail to be sorted en route. The “Mail on Rail” exhibition provides an insight into the postal services on board the train. A letter will not get far without a stamp, and in the main building at Maihaugen visitors can see every stamp issue from 1855 to the present day.
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8 Aug 2017
“Part of Maihaugen”
11 Jul 2017
“Informative and Interesting!”
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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

You 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 the different post office areas of the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our 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, we decided to dropby for a while. Comparing...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 28 June 2015

There are so many details about Postal Service in Norway here. You can experience how a postal office looked like over decades, history of post activity, weapons used to defend, vehicles used over decades and even sounds used in the process of mail delivery.

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Ann Kristin E, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Post Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Thank you for rewarding Postmuseet! We are glad that you had a good time, and hope to see you again. Best regards, Postmuseet.

Reviewed 27 September 2014

An interesting and informative stop if you are in Maihaugen, but not worth making a special trip. It includes train cars that show you how mail was transported and sorted between towns.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a great little museum, with a postmaster on hand to answer questions. I only wish we hadn't visited the rest of Maihaugen first. By the time we got to the Post Museum, with a bum knee, I wasn't really up to spending the...More

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