Hedmark Museum & Glass Cathedral

Lonely Planet review

West of town (1.5km), the extensive open-air county museum includes 18th- and 19th-century buildings, a local folk-history exhibit featuring the creepy Devil’s Finger, the ruins of the castle, and the extraordinary showcase ‘glass cathedral’ (Domkirkeodden). The cathedral, whose ruins stand poignantly beneath the glass-and-steel roof, and castle dominated Hamar until 1567, when they were sacked by the Swedes. Take bus 6 from the town library (Nkr32, hourly).