Man and woman in old costumes by a wooden fence in front of old timber houses at the open-air museum Maihaugen in Lillehammer in Norway.

Maihaugen Museum


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  • Runnerny2244
    South Orange, New Jersey
    Trip Type:
    Norwegian History
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    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. Read full review
  • lisa c
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    A wonder world of old Norway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th October 2018
    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 Read full review
  • Kathe H
    Brevard, NC
    Best in Norway
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th October 2018
    Best open air museum we experienced in Norway. Over 200 structures but all are arranged in interesting and educational groupings. Highly recommend. Read full review



  • Eco-certified

General facilities

  • dogs on a leash are allowed
  • family friendly
  • open all year
  • outdoor parking - surcharge
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • shop

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • museum
  • museum shop

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultsNOK175.00 tickets
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019NOK135.00
1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018NOK175.00
Children 6-15 yearsNOK85.00 tickets
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019NOK65.00
1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018NOK85.00
Family ticketNOK435.00 tickets
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019NOK335.00
1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018NOK435.00
Senior/StudentNOK115.00 tickets
2 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019NOK95.00
1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018NOK115.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Road Directions

Maihaugen is within walking distance of the centre of Lillehammer and the railwaystation. There are signs to the museum from the mainroad E6.

Add Maihaugen Museum to your Itinerary

Maihaugvegen 1
2609 Lillehammer

Tel: +47 61 28 89 00


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Opening Times

Maihaugen (2 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)
Tuesday - Friday11:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Maihaugen (1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayClosed


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Friday, 22nd February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

Friday, 1st March 2019 - Friday, 1st March 2019

Sunday, 3rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Visit the barn at Maihaugen
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