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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

(4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • A very nice place to visit for everyone who is interested in history and historical roots, and the way of living in previous centuries. Full of real historical buildings, tradition and workmanship. Ni...  more »
  • It is a kind of open air museum where you can see how it used went, very nice. the Christmas market that was there I had me a little too much of suggested is not comparable so if we know that in the Netherlands and Germany. but definitely a fun outing.
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