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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  • My husband and I enjoyed the visit of this open-air museum. We're back in time easily to an immersion in the Norwegian way of life of the middle age. Kudos to all those that animate and who watch over this site. We also recommend the exhibition "We won the land" where we learned a lot about the history of the Norway.
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  • Today we were there once again, especially the 1980s House stand on the list. Since low season unfortunately closed... But here, nothing is impossible! Extra for us an employee took the time to catch up and we got a 'private tour'. For this ever-1000 thanks. But the rest of the Museum is beautiful. Some of the houses are ' lived, the people there incredibly friendly and very well informed. All in all a great destination, especially for families. Thank you again, we come back!
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  • Beautiful outdoor museum worth the visit to see. Homes dating back to the 1400's and how the people lived and survived. A lovely place to see.  more »

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