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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 61 28 89 00
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Cosy Christmas market

I will recommend a visit to Maihaugen Christmas market in December. You really get the good... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Cathrine J
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Traditional Christmas market on historical ground

Had a really nice day at Maihaugen today. Historical buildings to go in to, lot of activities like... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Stein W
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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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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I will recommend a visit to Maihaugen Christmas market in December. You really get the good Christmas feeling. People sell their own homemade food, clothing, candy, cookies, warm drinks and Santa Claus figure's in all kinds of stuff. A choir sings Christmas songs.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice day at Maihaugen today. Historical buildings to go in to, lot of activities like horseback riding, making gingerbread and some carpenter work. You could also buy traditional Norwegian food like cheese, rakfisk, smoked salomon etc.

Thank Stein W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a great look into Norway's past and a way to understand what the country is today. Going in and out of Norwegian homes gives you a real feel of the country. The exhibition on Norway through time, too, helps you understand the changes...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I'm not a museum kind of person but this was wonderful. We ended up with a guided tour so got to go into a few of the buildings and that was a real treat (Stav Kirke, Summer Farm House, Mountain Farm Cabin, etc). The tour...More

Thank Jen A
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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that even though Your expectations were not so high, this was a good experience for you. Also happy to hear that the guided tour was of interest. We hope to see you again some time!...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Maihaugen is well worth a visit. When you arrive at the museum you will notice rusty looking metal poles standing upright, a very strange work of art I thought, quite scruffy......... but wait until you are in the grounds of the museum. Take the path...More

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for visitng av reviewing Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and spent a Whole day here. It truly is a large area, so to spend some hours here, like you did, is wise. It is funny to hear...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to see but like all museums I prefer a guide. Our guide was great as we role played in a couple of buildings. We visited the Stave church, schoolhouse and farm. I especially liked seeing the inside of the main farm house.

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your tour With Our guide and got to visit the inside of one of Our farms. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great museum with many houses and ancient traditions. Here you can walk around studying old building traditions from Norway. In addition, it is also possible to see the exhibition of many different old crafts.

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Siv672014, Sales-a nd marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to lear about Norwegian traditions and history. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this lovely museum in Lillehammer. So much history in one place, from the beautiful old Stave Church, the old village, to the period homes so you could see how Norwegians lived through the decades. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and...More

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Siv672014, Sales-and markedting consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and even got to visit a relatives home in the museum, how exciting! We hope to see you again also some other time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Really lovely look back at Norwegian history. A working farm and quaint stave church. Excellent guide.More

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to learn about Norwegian traditions and history. The stave Church from the 1200's truly is a beautiful Church. We are happy to hear that the guided tour was...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I and my family enjoyed a day exploring how Norwegians have lived. we especially liked the part showing architecture from different decades the last hundred years.

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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to lear about Norwegian traditions and history, and also Our closer past from the 1900's. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen!

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