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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Musium is representing small fishing village that you can visit in Lillehammer. All internal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
moscow2042
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Moscow, Russia
A great place to visit for recreation and lessons in history👍🏼

I have been here several times and it is absolutely a must visit place when you visit Lillehammer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
runenavy
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Lillehammer Region, Norway
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Musium is representing small fishing village that you can visit in Lillehammer. All internal expostions was closed but we spend good time to expore everthing availble on open air. It is good place for about an hour walk where you can return back to old...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times and it is absolutely a must visit place when you visit Lillehammer. Old re- stored buildings with people guiding you dressed in autentic clothes. Animals used as gardeners and popular attractions for the young ones. During high season craftsmen...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Well we were uncultured enough to visit this museum on a Monday, so it was closed BUT we walked around the farms nonetheless. A must-see if you're someone who likes old stuff, walking outdoors, or just lookin for a grand ol time

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

My husband and I only had two days to spend in Lillehammer - Sunday and Monday. The museum is closed Mondays, so we had to try to fit in a visit to the museum on the Sunday afternoon we arrived. This meant we got to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathe H
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing sonsultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum and found it educational. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed October 9, 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 beautifulMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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Siv672014, Sales- and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you had a Nice experience With Our guide. With more than 200 buildings we are, unfortunately, not able to open all of them. At summertime quiet a lot of them are open and during...More

Reviewed September 16, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Runnerny2244
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for visting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your trip around the museum and got to experience Our houses from different times. Welcome back som other time! best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to experience School like it was 130 years ago. We hope to see you again some time! best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your guided tour here and got to experience the oldest parts of the museum. We also have houses from each decade in the 1900's and you would are welcome to come back...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for visitng Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you learned a lot about Norwegian traditions and culture and enjoyed the museum area. Welcome back some time! Best regards from Maihaugen

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Kenneth W
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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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