Maihaugen at Lillehammer is one of the largest open air museums in Norway. Here you find Norwegian homes from various periods, exhibitions, wandring theatre, a fine museum shop, café and varied programmes.
Maihaugen is the ideal day out for both young and old. Maihaugen is one of the largest open air museums in Norway with 200 buildings from the 1200s and up to today.
In the summer season the museum offers activities, recreation and adventures for the whole family. Join us on a nostalgic journey back to the 20th century. Revisit your childhood memories and share them with your family! Do you remember the 80s?
Relax, enjoy the surroundings and let yourself be transported a hundred years back in time. Dress up, help with the work and join in the fun. Skilled craftsmen offer advice on maintenance and restoration. Proficient guides are available and happy to share their knowledge. Several times a day during summer-season you can experience wandering theatre. That is an exciting and instructive way to convey past history, and contributes to making the past exiting and alive.
All year you can enjoy several excellent exhibitions, like the indoor exhibition "We won the land" where you walk through tableaus from Norwegian history from the ice age till today.
In the main building you also find a nice museum shop and café.
Beautiful museumpark – all year around
The idyllic Open Air Museum with 200 buildings is open for hikers all year. Take the trip and enjoy the fact that whatever the season, Maihaugen is always beautiful.
The Christmas market is on the first weekend of advent, with Christmas decorated historic homes, stalls selling quality products and lots of activities for children.
There is also a Children's Winter Day in February and a Children's Summer Day in the end of August, both with lots of activities for children of all ages. At June 23rd Maihaugen offers traditional Norwegian Midsummer celebration.