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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Opens in 24 min: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Best in Norway

Best open air museum we experienced in Norway. Over 200 structures but all are arranged in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathe H
Brevard, NC
A wonder world of old Norway

Our guide was outstanding, and you could wander all over and see the varied buildings. Sometimes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lisa c
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“stave church”(19 reviews)
Maihaugen is the ideal day outdoors for both young and old. We offer activities and adventures for the whole family. In the summer the open air museum offers lots of activities, plays and guided tours for all ages.Join us on a nostalgic journey back...more
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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 61 28 89 00
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All reviews open air museum stave church norwegian history norwegian houses nice collection old days christmas market middle ages old school modern times actors dressed main building farm house walk around very nice place few hours post office
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best open air museum we experienced in Norway. Over 200 structures but all are arranged in interesting and educational groupings. Highly recommend.

Thank Kathe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was outstanding, and you could wander all over and see the varied buildings. Sometimes they were not open, which was a disappointment, but it was beautiful

Thank lisa c
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a cool place to walk around on a day with nice weather. They have all kinds of old buildings from around Norway from historic times.

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Very interesting place to visit and to learn about the Norwegian way of life in the past. I went with a group we went to church and school. At the school the guide did an act as the teacher and we had to play the...More

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We are on a group tour and we were shown parts of this museum by a guide. She was excellent and quite funny. I highly recommend having a guide to give you details. I enjoyed the schoolhouse, the wealthy farmers house compound and of course...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Nice way to make to get soaked in Norwegian way of life. Wonderful grounds and houses for different decades.

Thank Juan_Garea
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you want to know all about how the Norwegians in the area lived thru the ages head on over. The best part is local members of the community staff all the buildings and are knowledgeable of the era they represent. Added bonus of it...More

Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

5 in one stroke; history, old houses. Norwegian building techniques. Nostalgia to your own childhood, houses from the decades in the 1900s. A stroll in a beatiful park, can be an exercise because of the hilli paths. Meals of various sizes, prices and tastes, both...More

Thank Gry Kristin S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Original buildings have been relocated to this in-town open air museum and my friend and I found it very intriguing.

Thank Suzy M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The museum is very big and has a lot of different houses of different times. At some specific hours in the day the are some actors that pop out of nowhere to bring you in the past with very nice stories. In a couple of...More

Thank Daniele A
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Kenneth W
16 February 2018|
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Response from Siv672014 | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry about the late answer. I would definitely agree With the answers you already got. At summertime one could easily spend a Whole day, the rest of the year 2-4 hours. The Christmas market is also quiet large so I... More
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