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

Photo: Kirsi-Marja Laiho / Maihaugen

Photo: Rannveig Røstad / Maihaugen

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

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.


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.

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.