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.
- Adults: NOK 110
- Children: (6-15 years) NOK 55
- Family: (children under 16) NOK 275
- Senior / Student: NOK 90
- You can book a taxi to the location.
- Take a bus from Sondre gate Lillehammer Norway.
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79.71% of people who visit Lillehammer include Maihaugen Open- Air Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
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
94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maihaugen Open- Air Museum
One of the largest, if not the largest open air museum in Norway. The grounds are beautiful and we'll kept. Since I was there in the autumn most of the buildings were closed but it was still a real nice walk through the area. We also went an hour before closing time so didn't walk everywhere but that was fine as it was cold and an hour was more than enough. But if you want to see the whole area you'd definitely need more than an hour.
This museum is not HUGE or GREAT but it shows you a brief history of Norway. You can enjoy from nature in outside.There is a quiet place for relaxing and reading book.
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
Very fine 'trip-through-time'. Good guides!
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.