Avlangrud med sykkel. Foto Kåre Hosar/Maihaugen

The entrance of the historical Avlangrud shop in the Town at Maihaugen Photo: Kåre Hosar/Maihaugen.

Avlangrud interiør. Foto Maihaugen

Restoration of H. Avlangrud grocer’s shop was given by the Friends of Maihaugen in connection with the 100 year jubilee in 2004. Photo: Maihaugen.

Avlangrud julestemning. Esben Haakenstad

Christmas atmosphere at Avlangrud and the rest of the Town during the Christmas Market at Maihaugen. Photo: Esben Haakenstad.

Blide butikkdamer i Avlangrud

Lots of nice things to buy from these smiling ladies at the Avlangrud shop. Photo: Audbjørn Rønning/Maihaugen.

H. Avlangrud grocers shop was originally located at Storgata 78 at Lillehammer. The shop specialised in “select groceries” and obtained most of the available exotic groceries for customers from near or far. Coffee was one of the specialities and this tradition has been carried on in the museum shop at Maihaugen.

  • We offer a selection inspired by what was sold during the period 1930-1950 at Avlangrud.
  • You are able to purchase Norwegian specialities.

The shop was established as early as 1854 by Niels Evensen. Hans Thv. Avlangrud purchased the residential development including the shop during the summer of 1912. His children and grandchildren continued to run the shop. The doors were finally closed for the last time in 1994 after 140 years.

Maihaugen took over the old shop fittings from the last owner in order to create a grocer’s shop at the museum.