Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

4.5
Set in a peaceful and spacious landscape covered with pastures, Maihaugen Open-Air Museum introduces tourists to a Norwegian rural community's way of life that has endured 300 years. The museum features over 200 buildings, including a typical Norwegian household, a wooden farmhouse, a parsonage, a classroom, and a lumber camp. Walk through the residential area lined with family houses and cozy courtyards, and watch costumed living-history staff recreate scenes from everyday life during the period between the two world wars. Amenities include several shops and a cafe. Be sure to wear your hiking shoes and bring water with you if you plan to hike up and down the hills. To visit Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and other attractions in Lillehammer, use our Lillehammer day trip planner.
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  • Does as it says on the tin. In winter with the snow it was quite beautiful to walk around. Lots of different wooden cabins and building that represented classic style from days gone by. Set in...  more »
  • Nice big park with some 200 old to ancient buildings made of timbers and roof made of slate and grasses. All the buildings were unique in their own ways. There is a big pond which has many wild ducks....  more »
  • Great idea by a forward thinking man to establish this museum to ancestral treasures. We had a lovely guide share the background of the founder, site, and many of the buildings. During the tour...  more »
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