Bjerkebæk med hage
Photo: Tone Iren Eggen Tømte

About Bjerkebæk

Bjerkebæk is Sigrid Undset's home and poets' studio, just outside the center of Lillehammer. The residence opened as a museum in 2007, restored as it looked in the 1930s.

Undset loved Bjerkebæk and put her whole artistic soul into creating an inspiring home here for herself and her children. The interior and surroundings at Bjerkebæk also give associations to the depictions of the Middle Ages, which are so central to her writing. Through the houses, the garden, and the objects she filled the home with, the author's strong personality is recreated. The distinctive feature makes Bjerkebæk a unique, intimate and living acquaintance with Undset - as a mother, Catholic, gardener, writer and debater.