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Eastern Norway Gudbrandsdalen Gausdal

Aulestad - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons' home

  • Aulestadvegen 6-14, Gausdal
  • +47 61 28 89 00
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Overview

Experience the atmosphere of beautiful Aulestad! The Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived here with his family from 1875. The home is one of the best preserved artist homes in Norway.

Experience the atmosphere of beautiful Aulestad! The Nobel laureate Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832–1910) lived here with his family from 1875.

The museum is one of the best preserved artist homes in Norway, located beautifully on the countryside in Gausdal outside of Lillehammer.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote the national anthem. He was an enthusiastic and committed soul, engaged in the matters of his time.

One of Bjørnson's most known novels is «Synnøve Solbakken» and «A Happy Boy». In 1903 he was awarded the Nobel literature prize for his authorship.

Guided tours and garden

Guided tours take place in the home several times a day every day during the summer season. The tour offers meetings with Bjørnson as a poet, politician, theater person and family father.

Take a walk through the garden and enjoy the flowers, the fruit trees and the gravel walks.

Exhibitions

New exhibition about Norwegian caricatures.

The Invisible Bridge – Milada Blekastad 1917–2013.

Exhibition on Jacob Weideman's pearl shaped paintings.

Bjørnson's fine horse vehicles In the wagon shed.

Movie showing Bjørnson's life and art inspired by his writing.

Tickets, cafeteria and shop 

At the café visitors can enjoy «Bjørnson's blueberry pancakes», sandwiches and more. Tickets and shop in the Tourist Information by the entrance to the museum.


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Opening hours

May 26, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Sep 1, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017: Sat Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017: Sat Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The Aulestad - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons' home has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
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Gausdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 13' 14" N / 10° 16' 15" E
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