Maihaugen is the ideal day out for both young and old. Maihaugen is one of the largest open air museums in Norway with 200 buildings from the 1200s and up to today.
In the summer season the museum offers activities, recreation and adventures for the whole family. 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. Dress up, help with the work and join in the fun. Skilled craftsmen offer advice on maintenance and restoration. Proficient guides are available and happy to share their knowledge. Several times a day during summer-season you can experience wandering theatre. That is an exciting and instructive way to convey past history, and contributes to making the past exiting and alive.
All year you can enjoy several excellent exhibitions, like the indoor exhibition “We won the land” where you walk through tableaus from Norwegian history from the ice age till today.
In the main building you also find a nice museum shop and café.
Beautiful museumpark – all year around
The idyllic Open Air Museum with 200 buildings is open for hikers all year. Take the trip and enjoy the fact that whatever the season, Maihaugen is always beautiful.
The Christmas market is on the first weekend of advent, with Christmas decorated historic homes, stalls selling quality products and lots of activities for children.
There is also a Children's Winter Day in February and a Children's Summer Day in the end of August, both with lots of activities for children of all ages. At June 23rd Maihaugen offers traditional Norwegian Midsummer celebration.
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
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- Very Good165
- sandy mDornoch, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFantastic attractionSunday, 10th June 2018Thought we would spend an hour or so here,three hours later we left! What a great visit we had,so much to see and all so interesting. Live music events were excellent. Themed events were well worth... Read full review
- Eric TKo Samui, ThailandTrip Type:CouplesGreat way to spend time in LillehammerThursday, 24th May 2018Let's be honest, there is not really much to do in Lillehammer especially in May, but this place is great. We went first thing in the morning (11.00am) in May before the season and before the crowds... Read full review
- roundtablerBangaloreTrip Type:Friends getawayHeritage museumTuesday, 22nd May 2018Maihaugen is one of the largest open air museums in Norway with 200 buildings from the 1200s and up to today. In the summer season the museum offers activities, recreation and adventures for the... Read full review
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|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||NOK 175.- tickets|
|1 Sept 2017 - 30 Apr 2018||NOK 135.-|
|1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||NOK 175.-|
|Children 6-15 years||NOK 85.- tickets|
|1 Sept 2017 - 30 Apr 2018||NOK 65.-|
|1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||NOK 85.-|
|Family ticket||NOK 435.- tickets|
|1 Sept 2017 - 30 Apr 2018||NOK 335.-|
|1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||NOK 435.-|
|Senior/Student||NOK 115.- tickets|
|1 Sept 2017 - 30 Apr 2018||NOK 95.-|
|1 June 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||NOK 115.-|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
MapExplore the region
Maihaugen is within walking distance of the centre of Lillehammer and the railwaystation. There are signs to the museum from the mainroad E6.