Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's home - Aulestad
Welcome to beautiful Aulestad – one of Norway’s best preserved artist homes. In literary, cultural and political sense Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was a great cultural personality of his time.
Aulestad is beautifully located on the sunny side of Gausdal, approximately 20 kilometres from Lillehammer. Experience the farm as it was when Karoline and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived there, and get a look into their lives during an important time in Norwegian history.
“The best in life is not peace, but wanting to do something” - Bjørnson lived like the line in his poem. He spoke up for freedom and fairness - at home in Norway and in Europe, The word and his pen were his weapons. He was a builder of the nation and a Nobel laureate.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote stories, novels, historical plays and contemporary drama and approximately 400 poems that have inspired many musicians. He wrote thousands of letters, speeches and articles.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson lived at Aulestad from 1875 until his death in 1910.
There are guided tours of the home several times daily during the summer season.
In the Drengestua café you can enjoy a nice meal. The café is open during the museum's opening hours in summer and on Thursday – Sunday from 11 am until 4 pm in winter.