Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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Children’s Museum · Historic Site
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. To visit Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and other attractions in Lillehammer, use our Lillehammer day trip planner.
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  • Maihaugen is a tripple museum: - Norwegian postal museum - Norwegian olympic museum - Norwegian "folk" museum - a collection of buildings from the region and country telling a story of the inland...  more »
  • Large outdoor museum dedicated to Norwegian life over the centuries. Lovely gardens to walk around and picnic. Favourite part was the area where they have a different house from each decade from...  more »

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