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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Address: Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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+47 61 28 89 00
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Maihaugen is the ideal day outdoors for both young and old. We offer...

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 to the 20th century. Revisit your childhood memories and share them with your family! Do you remember the 80s?Relax, enjoy the surroundings and let yourself be transported a hundred years back in time. Kids can dress up in old costumes and have fun. Excellent exhibitions, shops and café open all year. In the winter the open air museum is a beautiful place for a nice walk. Don't miss our popular Christmas Market in November/December.

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Charming view of history

We went in April and there weren't any people running the museum, but it was open to walk around and some of the buildings had signs inviting you to look inside. These had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maihaugen is an amazing collection of historic buildings. We went off season and so could not look inside them, but still enjoyed visiting this site. I took many photographs of old doors with their interesting hinges.

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Thank JRenfrew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went in April and there weren't any people running the museum, but it was open to walk around and some of the buildings had signs inviting you to look inside. These had artifacts and information inside to look at. It was possible to peek in the windows of other buildings that were locked. There is a lovely trail behind... More 

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Massies Mill, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maiahugen Open-Air museum is an extensive collection of the finest buildings through time. It was a fascinating look at the history of the place.

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Thank Beezzz7
Belle Glade, Florida
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maiahugen Open-Air Museum is a unique experience. We went on an icy, wintry day, and although the pathways were difficult to maneuver, it was a beautiful walk that let us experience life in a Norwegian village of the past. It was a memorable day. In addition, we had a late breakfast in the cafeteria, and the food was delicious.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I finished skiing early and checked out Maihaugen. Fascinating look at the history of Norwegian lifestyle ( it was winter so it made you realise how tough it must have been!). To escape the chill I visited the Olympic museum which was fabulous. Lots of local memories but a heap of great images, artefacts and tales about the entire Olympic... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

we enjoyed walking around even on a cold day, being able to walk around and go in to the buildings gave you a real ideav of what life was like. the exhibits are well done and interactive and it is a nice park to walk around. they also had an exhitbit of the Birkebiener ski race which was really well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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; a range of historical buildings from farm and fishing areas. You could peer inside some of the buildings and walk around the... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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. Nice exhibitions and no stress. Absolutely worth visiting when in this region.

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Thank 939bj_rna
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum showcases the architectural and cultural history in a large park area. Ideal for families, it is a great way to spend a day in any season. Some of the buildings are over one thousand years old. The new Winter Olympic Museum is excellent and innovative.

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Thank Ian B
Lillehammer, Norway
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

it is a big area, it's nice for a walk. Same time it is very educational as well. Winter is nice there, but it´s even greater in a summer time. Good place to go with a kids.

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