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Photo: Tone Iren Eggen Tømte / Maihaugen

The Post office.

The post office from the 1860s comprises three buildings; the main building, one for the horse carriages and an outhouse. The post office was originally made as a warehouse, but later it was panelled on the outside and the inside, and there were  living quarters upstairs and a laundry downstairs. At Maihaugen the building faces the street, and a post office from the 1950s has been recreated in the main room. A historical exhibition of the Norwegian Postal Service is found in the rest of the building.

The outhouse has a toilet, several storage rooms and a staircase. Upstairs there are a number of storage rooms. The shed for the horse carriages has been re-built at the museum to give room for one of the Postal Service’s old carriages.