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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's home Aulestad

  • Aulestadvegen 6-14, Gausdal
  • +47 61288900
  •  /  km From You

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!

Welcome to beautiful Aulestad – one of Norway’s best preserved artist homes.

In literary, cultural and political sense Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was a great cultural personality of his time. 
He fought for freedom and justice for the oppressed and for the small nations’ right to freedom and independence.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote novels, plays and a great number of poems, as well as thousands of letters, articles and speeches.

Bjørnson has written our national anthem ”Ja, vi elsker”.

In 1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature for the whole body of his work.

Aulestad has a beautiful garden that is an experience in itself. The garden is open to the public all day.

To enter the author’s home and learn about Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s life and authorship, join our guided tours.

At the top of the birch avenue is the magnificent barn. Here you will find both regular and temporary exhibitions.
Drengestua Café has a permanent exhibition by the painter Jacob Weidemann. There is also an exhibition of Bjørnson’s
carriages, including the landau carriage that King Haakon VII used during his coronation journey.

Enjoy your food in historic surroundings in Drengestua at Aulestad. The café serves delicious food made by local

Tickets and museum shop is located in the tourist information by the main road. To visit the café or to take a stroll in the
garden is free of charge.

Buy tickets for two or more museums – and get a 25 % discount. The offer applies for Maihaugen including the
Norwegian Postal Museum, Lillehammer Art Museum, The Norwegian Olympic Museum, Sigrid Undset’s home
Bjerkebæk and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson’s home Aulestad.

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Description Price*
Adults 135.00 Tickets
Children 65.00 Tickets
Senior/Student 95.00 Tickets
Family ticket 335.00 Tickets
* Price from
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The Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's home Aulestad has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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