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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 61 28 89 00
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okay in off-season, better in summer

Just finished our visit...the outdoor buildings were locked up but interesting to see (would be... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2016
themissjulie
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Utah
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Much better than expected!

We had a couple of hours to spend in Lillehammer and since the Olympic park was closed we went for... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2016
Duck S
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Vienna, Austria
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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 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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  • Poor1%
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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

Just finished our visit...the outdoor buildings were locked up but interesting to see (would be much better if unlocked, even if not staffed, with more information posted about each building). The exhibit inside was very good, though it had some audio/video difficulties that had to...More

Thank themissjulie
Siv672014, Sales and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. It is true that the museum has much more to offer during summer season. Even so, it is a nice place to walk and see the buildings from ouside even off season. There are also, as you pin point, several...More

Reviewed March 20, 2016

We had a couple of hours to spend in Lillehammer and since the Olympic park was closed we went for Maihaugen. And it was definitely a good idea! The park is much bigger than we expected and the area generally is much more interesting than...More

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay here and got the experience the historical buildings from both far and nearer past. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed March 17, 2016

Maihaugen is a nice activity to do with family and friends who are visiting from out of town. I really like the "old village" section with the beautifully preserved traditional houses. The inside museum is also very interesting and provides an interesting historical look at...More

Thank Hannah H
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay. During summer there is a very big program with Plays and Tours suitable for families and children. I think you would find the museum more interresting also for children during...More

Reviewed February 28, 2016

Norwegians have a yen for sports (in particular when we are winning) and the new museum celebrating Norwegian achievement is loaded with nostalgia and patriotism on steroids. My favorite display (well, challenge) was the biathlon test range, where you shoot 5 shots, whereupon you work...More

Thank Lars B H
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

The activities within the park were closed so we were a bit disappointed. However the walk is nice and peaceful as there were not a lot of people aroundMore

Thank yeahv89
Siv672014, Sales-and markedting coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2016

Dear guest! Thank you for rewarding Maihaugen at Trip Advisor. We hope you have the opportunity to come back some time when the museum is open with activities. Our main season is at summertime, but also at certain weekends and holidays we have different programs...More

Reviewed November 29, 2015

Took the family to this event cost 325 kronor admission lots to see historic buildings used for crafts and demonstrations and more crafts in exhibition hall. Pony rides and sleigh rides for children also don't miss gingerbread making for the children they tease very nice....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

A family ticket for Maihaugen was 275 NOK. The Indoor Exhibition regarding the history of Norway was informative, interesting and good for the kids. However, the rest was a let down. 'The Town' and 'The Residential Area' was just a building site with drilling and...More

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Siv672014, Sales- and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2015

Dear guests! Thank you for rewarding us at Trip Advisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not add up up to your expectations. At wintertime the outdoor museum does not keep the houses open, and there are no actors and life in...More

Reviewed October 11, 2015

You can see the open-air museum without paying for the ticket. If you pay the ticket, you can also see the exhibition about Norway's history.

Thank GBaroni
Siv672014, Sales- and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2015

Thank you for visinting and rewarding Maihaugen. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our museum. Hope to see you again some time. Best regards from Maihaugen!

Reviewed September 28, 2015

This or something like this should not be missed on your trip to Norway. We had a personal guide who showed us behind the scenes.

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Siv672014, Sales- and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2015

Thank you for rewarding Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day and the guided tour. Best regards from Maihaugen!

Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a marvelous and very beautiful. open air museum / We really enjoyed exploring the site and seeing how they captured and depicted Norway at various time in its past. The rein-actors are very helpful, the buildings are quite something to see, the landscaping...More

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Siv672014, Sales- and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2015

Thank you for rewarding Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Maihaugen, and got to meet our "inhabitants" from different tim periods. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

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