Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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#1 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Eastern Norway
Must see · Children’s Museum · Historic Site
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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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  • A perfect day with the dog outside. But 100 nkr for one tasteless wrap is a big bummer!!! Remember to bring your own food. 😖🥸 
    A perfect day with the dog outside. But 100 nkr for one tasteless wrap is a big bummer!!! Remember to bring your own food. 😖🥸  more »
  • A lovely place to visit with a mix of small industrial and agricultural interests museum exhibits. There is a nice walk through a forested area between the different exhibit areas. My favourite part....  more
    A lovely place to visit with a mix of small industrial and agricultural interests museum exhibits. There is a nice walk through a forested area between the different exhibit areas. My favourite part....  more »

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