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Eastern Norway Innlandet LILLEHAMMER

Maihaugen for children

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

Go on adventures between the historic houses and pretend you live in the old days! At the open air-museum Maihaugen, the past feels bright alive.

Go on adventures between the historic houses and pretend you live in the old days! At the open air-museum Maihaugen, the past feels bright alive.

Living history

Maihaugen is Norway's largest open-air museum and many of the historic houses have open doors, so you can have a peek through the door into the past. Here you can visit everything from Queen Sonja's childhood home to Garmo Stave Church.

In mid summer, you meet actors dressed in costumes that make the past feel bright and alive.

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

Animals

During the summer, animals are grazing in the open-air museum in the same way as they have done in the villages for centuries.

You can meet goats, cows, sheep, pigs, horses and hens.

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

Exhibitions ​​​​

In the exhibition Impulses, children can solve Mission Impulses, an exciting rebus at child height among Maihaugen's finest treasures. Maihaugen also has several other exhibitions both indoors and outdoors.

Enjoy a snack or a meal at Maihaugen's spacious café or feel free to bring a picnic lunch if the weather is nice.

See everything that is on for children at the daily programme at Maihaugen's website.


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Opening hours

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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Green Travel
The Maihaugen for children has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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