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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Lillehammer attractions like Maihaugen Open-Air Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I finished skiing early and checked out Maihaugen. Fascinating look at the history of Norwegian lifestyle ( it was winter so it made you realise how tough it must have been!). To escape the chill I vi...  more »
  • we enjoyed walking around even on a cold day, being able to walk around and go in to the buildings gave you a real ideav of what life was like. the exhibits are well done and interactive and it is a n...  more »
  • We visited on a cold, sunny day in February with snow on the ground. Whilst many of the buildings were closed because of the time of year, there was still plenty to see. We started with rural Norway; ...  more »