Garmo stave church

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Garmo Stave Church
Roof detail

Garmo stave church (Garmo stavkyrkje) is a stave church situated at the Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer, Norway.[1]


The Garmo stave church originally came from Garmo in Lom in Oppland county. It was built circa 1150 on the site of a previous church believed to have been built in 1021 by a Viking chieftain. The church consists of 17th and 18th century inventory with a pulpit from Romsdalen. In 1730, it was expanded into a cruciform church in the timber.

After the new parish church was built in 1879, the stave church was demolished and the materials sold at auction. In 1882, the church was sold to Anders Sandvig, who brought to Lillehammer in pieces. It was re-erected at Maihaugen in 1920-1921, where today, it is one of the most visited stave churches in Norway.[2][3]

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Coordinates: 61°6′40″N 10°28′34″E / 61.11111°N 10.47611°E / 61.11111; 10.47611