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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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  • If you love historic homes, this is a very nice collection of old buildings including a stave church and school. This museum progresses in time, so you have farms, etc.from the middle ages, then progr...  more »
  • The title is rather misleading like the tree climbing goats in Morocco. It has multiple cottages used for different purposes. We didn't notice any major things to brag about it. But, the indoor museum...  more »
  • What a wonderful place to visit!! To see so many different types of building in one place was fantastic. The church was beautiful and the railway/postal exhibition was very interesting. Allow a good 3...  more »