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«The large storehouse» | Lom- Jotunheimen

Type:Historical building

Brubakken 12, Sognefjellsvegen 17, 2686, Lom

Tel: +47 916 60 017

The large Storehouse, Lom
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Storstabburet («The large storehouse») from 1613 is possible the biggest in Norway, and considered a national treasure. It's located in the National Park Village of Lom, Oppland.

"The large storehouse" consists of 3 floors, probably built in the 17th century. It is considered to be the largest of its kind in Norway. The building were used as a storehouse (grain store) for the tax grain from the village, before it was distributed to the king, bishop, priest and church. Lom and Skjåk were at that time a collective village, with large grain crops.

Today, the "The large storehouse" is part of Lom Rural Museum, and contains an exhibition called "Water and grain" - showing the special watering techniques in Nord-Gudbrandsdalen, and what grain cultivation has had to say over time.

See traces of past lives in the holes made bye poor people out to steal food. If you look closely you might even find hair from horses in between the logs.

Presthaugen - Lom Rural Museum:
Like a hidden treasure, in the forrest behind Norway’s biggest storehouse you find Presthaugen, with buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The museum takes you back to time when life was conducted at an other pace. Walk among the houses and discover a traditional summer dairy farm, a tenant farm and the main farm. Entering the houses at Presthaugen you can feel the atmosphere of past times. All the houses at Lom Rural Museum are from farms in Lom, Skjåk and Vågå. 

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Norwegian Mountain Center. Photo: Kristoffer Mæle ThuestadNorwegian Mountain Center | Jotunheimen and Reinheimen National Park Centre, LomThe Norwegian Mountain Center in Lom, Jotunheimen is a visitor center for the National Parks Jotunheimen, Reinheimen and Breheimen, and provides information about hikes and guided tours in the National Parks around Lom National Park Village.

Lom Rural MuseumLom Rural Museum, LomLom Rural Museum is located at Presthaugen, a lovely and peaceful nature site right behind the Norwegian Mountain Center and within walking distance of Lom Stave Church.