CITY/REGION: Maihaugen, Lillehammer, Innlandet
MEETUP PLACE: front entrance
DATE: October 2nd, 2021
MEETUP PLAN: a visit to the Postal Museum, rest of Maihaugen if interested, regular meetup activities
Hello all! The 2nd World Postcard Day is coming up and we have got to do something to celebrate. My plan is to visit Maihaugen, a beautiful open air museum at Lillehammer, and specifically the Norwegian Postal Museum which is located there. It is closed for the season but can be opened especially for us for an extra fee. Hopefully some Postcrossers will be interested in joining me there??
The cost for this event will be the regular 135 NOK entry fee, plus an extra 1000 NOK for the Postal Museum. This last will be divided among all attendees, so hopefully it won’t be crazy expensive. The 135 NOK includes access to the entire rest of Maihaugen, which will be open until 4pm. Their most recently added attraction, queen Sonja’s childhood home which I’m sure many of you will have seen referenced in the media, is included in this, it is still open at this date and will have its own guides that can inform us about the history of the home and the project of moving it. The 1000 NOK includes a lecture about the Postal Museum - I tried to arrange for a guided tour but because of you-know-what the guide is not permitted to accompany us inside. So the guide will give a lecture outside the museum and we will then go inside to look by ourselves.
Maihaugen has its own cafe, we can either sit down to have a bite to eat and sign some cards there or find someplace else in town. This depends on how much time we spend on the grounds. I’m sure we will find a solution to this.
I’m not sure what we will do about meetup cards … ? @KAS maybe has some ideas … ?? On my last visit the museum shop had a lot of postcards, but this was some years ago so I don’t know what the situation is now. Watch this space I guess
Hopefully some of you will be interested in joining me on this little day trip … ! Lillehammer is about a 2 hour drive from Oslo or alternatively there are trains and buses.
NB: I know that it’s October 1st that is the actual date for World Postcard Day, but I think that Saturday is the obvious day to try to make this happen