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Panorama picture from Hamar Municipality in Norway


This is one of Norway's finest and most comprehensive mediaeval museums, created around the ruins of the 13th century cathedral priory which was sacked by the Swedes in 1567. In the museum barn, built on the foundations of the old bishop's palace, the architecturally acclaimed reconstruction now houses permanent exhibitions of artefacts from the Iron Age, the Middle Ages and the post-Reformation era. In the summertime, a mediaeval market-place is reconstructed, and outdoor church services are held. In the beautiful lakeside park more than 50 old buildings from the surrounding districts have been re-erected to create the atmosphere of the rural past.