Photo: The Norwegian Postal Museum

The collections

The Norwegian Postal Museum at Maihaugen has a library, a collection of objects, a collection of uniforms and a photo archive.

In the object collection, which contains objects linked to postal work and Norway Post, you will find objects dating from the end of the 18th century up until today.

In the photographic collection you will find pictures of postal employees at work, post offices, post carriages, as well as trains and aircraft that have been used to carry the post.

In the photographic collection you also find digital versions of postmarks from various postal towns in Norway.

The museum's library can be visited by request and is a special library for post history and philately.

The Norwegian Postal museum shall as a cultural history museum document, protect, research, and convey knowledge about the work of Norway Post. An important part of the work of the museum is to gather historical sources, such objects, photographs, films and books and communicate these to all who seek knowledge about our collections.

Postal area database

The database enables searches for post codes, place names or municipalities in Norway. The database is intended for those interested in local history, local postal history and philately.