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. To visit Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and other attractions in Lillehammer, use our Lillehammer day trip planner.
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  • It is a very nice place to spend a few hours. The terrain is a bit steep at some points, and the map of the area could use some work, but overall it was a great experience.  more »
  • Skansen- open air museum- is located nearby centrum. You can see a lot of buildings from different times and different areas. You could go in to few of those, which is pretty exciting. But there is sm...  more »
  • To get the best idea of Norway you must have seen this open air museum decided. A guided tour is a must. Buildings from all over Norway are reconstructed. The school where our guide took on the role of teacher was fun to experience. Nice reconstructed shops make this complete. Recommended!
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