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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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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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  • I enjoyed the inside exhibitions as well as all the outside buildings and attractions. I was pleasantly surprised with all it had to offer. Come with a hat, comfortable shoes and cool clothing. The... 
    I enjoyed the inside exhibitions as well as all the outside buildings and attractions. I was pleasantly surprised with all it had to offer. Come with a hat, comfortable shoes and cool clothing. The...  more »
  • This is a great museum, probably the best in Norway (from the open air ones). The church is beautiful, many houses are open, and the upper part with the lake is a must. Very beautiful. You can also... 
    This is a great museum, probably the best in Norway (from the open air ones). The church is beautiful, many houses are open, and the upper part with the lake is a must. Very beautiful. You can also...  more »

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