Post underveis Foto Camilla Damgård
Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen

Mail en route

18 May–15 October

All day

Exhibition on Norway's postal history in the post building.

The exhibition "Mail en route" gives an insight into Norway's postal history of approximately 370 years, from the time letters were sent by messengers up until today when much of the information is sent electronically via e-mail or SMS.

The first floor has been furnished with post offices from different periods up until today's Post in Shop. 

Norway Post was active in the production of films. Some of the films that were made are shown in the cinema on the ground floor.

On the first floor you can walk through tableaus of postal history. Meet Hannibal Sehested who organised the postal service in Norway in 1647 on behalf of King Christian IV. Meet a post driver with his special protection, a weapon that was both a firearm and stabbing weapon. Meet the rural postman on a home visit and see what means of transport the postal service has been using over the course of time. Visit the present time and see the multitude of communication aids we are able to make use of today. What is the role of the postal service today?

On the first floor we have a small art exhibition, postal history seen through the eye of the artist.

Read about our other exhibitions here.

More activities in the Daily programme-calendar.