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Eastern Norway Innlandet LILLEHAMMER

Maihaugen for children

  • Maihaugvn 1, Lillehammer
  • +47 61288900
  •  /  km From You

Maihaugen is a wonderful place for families! Join the fun children's activities, meet the animals and play in the idyllic and safe surroundings.

Maihaugen is a wonderful place for families! The open air-museum is nice for both walks and playtime all year round.

Maihaugen is like a different playground. Here the kids can get a taste of how life was in the old days and many other fun experiences.

Activities for children in the summer

In the summer there is a lot going on in the open air-museum, especially in the high season from mid June to mid August . 

Visit historical homes with actors dressed in costumes and see how Norwegians lived before.

In the lake by the mountain farms there are fish, and you can try catch one with an old style bamboo rod.

The train at the station is open during the summer, so you can come in and pretend you are going on a journey.

Maihaugen's animals

There are several animals at Maihaugen. In the summer they are out grazing in the open air-museum. You can meet sheep, goats, cows, hens, pigs, horse and rabbits. 

Open all year
The open-air museum is an idyllic destination for children all year round. Several of the historic houses have open doors also in the winter months, so you can peek in. There are also excellent indoor exhibitions.

Nice events for families with children are the Midsummer Celebration at Maihaugen June 23, The Children's Summer Day, The Christmas Market and The Children's Winter Day.

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Opening hours

Apr 9, 2022 – Sep 17, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Apr 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat Sun 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Jun 1, 2022 – Aug 1, 2022
Daily: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sep 1, 2022 – Oct 16, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Oct 17, 2022 – Nov 25, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat Sun 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Nov 26, 2022 – Nov 27, 2022
Sun 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Nov 28, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 12:00 PM–6:00 PM
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