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Eiktunet museum is the open air museum of local history in Gjøvik. It is situated on the hillside with magnificent view of the lake Mjøsa and the sorroundings. Eiktunet´s 33 old buildings are collected from the district and represent a part of the rural community of the 18th and 19th centuris. The area is very interesting from an archeological point of view, with burial mounds and others remains from farm settlements. The octagolan exhibition hall contains permanent as well as temporary exhibitions. In one of the buildings you find local historical archives, with important source material for genealogy and local history. In offices above the cafeteria folk music enthusiasts are engaged in collecting local traditional music. The magnificent nature makes the area ideal for nice strolls and recreation all year around.