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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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  • Nice and informative reception in the reception/entrance with the issuing of a map and tips. The Museum hosts makes the Museum alive. Active farming takes care of old knowledge that will be provided by personnel. Skilled Museum hosts that Mans husa and makes the husa and complete the experience. Unique walking theatre that takes with the audience into the play and makes the experience unique. Mrs. Bye in Olsengården a unique personality. Eating places have quality food with raw materials from the district. Semi-manufactured products and industrial food is not served on Maihaugen. Bureiser-Åseng must be the next place that should be staffed with the Museum hosts. It is a wonderful place with a strong history.
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  • Very surprising. Open air museum in Lillehammer. About 100 cottages cq buildings. At many houses was explanation by means of guides in both German, English and a lady who spoke good Dutch. Impressive certainly also for the youngest of 18 years. Nice end vrabac park with various houses from 1940 to the present. All in all, you can spend a whole day here.
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