The Hedmark Museum Hedmarksmuseet above Domkirkeodden is an archaeological museum and an open-air museum in Hamar, Norway. The museum is located on a hill directly on Mjøsa right next to the Norwegian Railway Museum.
The museum was founded in 1906 and is now fylkesmuseums a division of Hedmark and six other museums.
Ruins of the Cathedral and the Bishop 's Palace
This area consists of the covered with a glass building of Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral ruins of Hamar and the ruins of the Bishop's Palace. The Domruinen were never desecrated and canonically still belong to the Catholic Church. Visitors can inform themselves about the progress of work at an excavation site. Large parts of the city were not excavated and visitors can visit on a field outside the boundaries of the museum.
The ethnological museum shows the life of the population of Hedmark from the 16th century to the early 20th century. The museum has large farm buildings and individual buildings can find from all over the region Hedmark. These include, among others, large farms, small houses of tenant farmers and shepherds houses that were used by shepherds during the summer pasture. Of the more than 65 different buildings, many have been restored to an earlier stage of construction. They show the different architecture stems in the communities Hamar, rod, Løten and Ringsaker. In addition, the museum has over 50,000 objects, the oldest dating from the early 17th century.
The herb garden next to the Storhamarhof was created in 1985. There is an area with offices in the Middle Ages plants, a department with newer crops and a special area with poisonous plants. The Garden is the largest of its kind in Norway and cultivated over 400 different plants. In the museum beyond 200 different varieties of fruit trees grow. They also serve to preserve old varieties of fruit.