Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47-61288900
  • Ticket Price: 110 NOK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

Maihaugen Open- Air Museum - Review

This is one of the most visited attractions in the country and consists of more than 200 buildings. It is also one of the largest open- air museums of Northern Europe. The museum was founded by Anders Servig and later many additions were made to the building. 

The main attractions of the museum are:

  • Rural Collection: This is dedicated to the objects and lifestyles from the villages during the period of 1700- 1850. There are also houses from the 15th century.
  • Historic Town: These are a collection of buildings from the period 1900 to 1920.
  • Residential Area: This section comprises single family homes from all decades of the 20th century.
  • The Garmo Stave Church that was dissembled and bought by Servig who later erected in the Maihaugen campus.
  • There is a large photography indoor museum.

Maihaugen Open- Air Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adults: NOK 110
  • Children: (6-15 years) NOK 55
  • Family: (children under 16) NOK 275
  • Senior / Student: NOK 90

How To reach Maihaugen Open- Air Museum by Public Transport

  • You can book a taxi to the location.
  • Take a bus from Sondre gate Lillehammer Norway.

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TripHobo Highlights for Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

  • Maihaugen Open- Air Museum Address: Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway
  • Maihaugen Open- Air Museum Contact Number: +47-61288900
  • Maihaugen Open- Air Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Maihaugen Open- Air Museum Price: 110 NOK
  • Best time to visit Maihaugen Open- Air Museum(preferred time): 11:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Maihaugen Open- Air Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

  • 80.59% of people who visit Lillehammer include Maihaugen Open- Air Museum in their plan

  • 86.67% of people start their Maihaugen Open- Air Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maihaugen Open- Air Museum

People normally club together Lillehammer Church and Norwegian Olympic Museum while planning their visit to Maihaugen Open- Air Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Maihaugen Open- Air Museum, Lillehammer Reviews

  • A great place when you like history. Especially when you have something of any intrest considering the Norse way of life and how it would have been back in the days. I truly enjoyed myself. Knowing the buildings are (as far as i know) all transported and original from the stave church (GREAT TO VISIT) from as far back as 1200. There are also Actors who will tell about the history in an interesting way and some play their role to give the park a truly old fashioned feeling. Great for kids to due to the fox hunt and theatre performed by the staff. 10/10

  • Fantastic opportunity to view some of the Norway past. Interesting houses. Excellent idea to bring to life some of the history with the help of some nice real life actors. We were in good luck with the weather.

  • Very impressive open air museum of old Norwegian architecture. You will find here authentic vintage buildings including among others farms, stables, cabins, mountain farms, town houses or church (stavkyrkje). This museum is really worth visiting.

  • Excellent place... Lots to see and do. Great for all ages.

  • Visited only the newer sections of the museum. The onsite guides were knowledgeable and the exhibitions were interesting. The houses without guides had audio guides in English and Norwegian, providing some information about the buildings. Please be warned that the prices for food and drink are on the high side.

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