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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Address: Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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+47 61 28 89 00
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Maihaugen is the ideal day outdoors for both young and old. We offer...

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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great even on a freezing winter's day

we enjoyed walking around even on a cold day, being able to walk around and go in to the buildings gave you a real ideav of what life was like. the exhibits are well done and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we enjoyed walking around even on a cold day, being able to walk around and go in to the buildings gave you a real ideav of what life was like. the exhibits are well done and interactive and it is a nice park to walk around. they also had an exhitbit of the Birkebiener ski race which was really well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a cold, sunny day in February with snow on the ground. Whilst many of the buildings were closed because of the time of year, there was still plenty to see. We started with rural Norway; a range of historical buildings from farm and fishing areas. You could peer inside some of the buildings and walk around the... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place to visit for everyone who is interested in history and historical roots, and the way of living in previous centuries. Full of real historical buildings, tradition and workmanship. Nice exhibitions and no stress. Absolutely worth visiting when in this region.

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Thank 939bj_rna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum showcases the architectural and cultural history in a large park area. Ideal for families, it is a great way to spend a day in any season. Some of the buildings are over one thousand years old. The new Winter Olympic Museum is excellent and innovative.

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Thank Ian B
Lillehammer, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a big area, it's nice for a walk. Same time it is very educational as well. Winter is nice there, but it´s even greater in a summer time. Good place to go with a kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was terribly cold when I visited, it was well worth our time in the cold to see Norway's progression through history. The tour guide was so knowledgable and entertaining and our group learned quite a bit about Norway's history. The views were beautiful and I was so glad we did not skip out on visiting Maihaugen. Definitely make... More 

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your tour around the museum even though it was cold. It is truly a museum that conveys Norwegian culture, history and way of living. We hope tp see you again some time! best regards from Maihaugen. More 

Le Havre, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I've been here four times (at least), one time I went with a good friend, and we had a blast together. A second time I went with my international students, and we got a guided tour, also a blast, and the guide was quite skilled and informative. I'll just put a random month in, but I'd recomend going when the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We truly enjoyed the winter walk through the site. Seeing all the old buildings covered in snow was a beautiful site. On the day we visited, they even had small animals available for viewing (Sheet, goats, pigs, rabbits). Our children who are half Norwegian now understand more about their culture. We would definitely visit again if we are in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a good walk around the open air museum. There are lots of historic Norwegian buildings, some which you can go in to. There is a cafe which serves light bites and drinks.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went for the winter fair lots for the whole family to do. Children loved the animals and cooking ginger bread . There is a lot of local craft stalls and local foods to discover. If you are in Lillehammer this weekend it is well worth a visit.

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Siv672014, Sales- and marketing coordinator at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen at the Christmas market. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the program and that the children found a lot to do. We aim to deliver a special program this weekend and are glad that you enjoyed the experience. Welcome back to the Christmas market or other venues here at Maihaugen some other time.... More 

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