Maihaugen Museum

Address: Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer Date: Friday 1 sep 2017 - Friday 22 Dec 2017 Show map

Address: Maihaugvegen 1, 2609 Lillehammer

Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer is an open air museum with 200 old and new buildings, exhibitions, cafes and lots of activities. It was founded by the dentist Anders Sandvig in 1887. In 1904 the museum was moved to Maihaugen.

The Open Air Museum
Maihaugen tells the story of people in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley the last 300 years, of life between the wars in the inland town of Lillehammer and of homes and domestic environments in the 20th century. The calm and spacious landscape of the museum provides insight and time for reflection.

The Rural collection represents the rural community in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. Here you can find the timber-build farms, the stave-church, the summer-pastures and the lumber-camp.

The Town illustrates life between World war one and two in an inland town. Along the main street are old buildings from Lillehammer, creating intimate courtyards.

The Residential Area consists of seven single-family houses from different decades of the last century.

The landscape
The grassing animals are shaping the landscape at Maihaugen, and the fields are cultivated in 1890’s manner.

There are two different playgrounds within the museum. Try walking the nature path from the dancing ground, or playing in the more modern playground in the 20th-century collection.

Seeing craftsmen and -women working is fascinating. If you stop by at the Olsen home, you will find them living as in the 1930s. At the Øygarden farm, the family lives in the 1890s. A close-up from the past for children as well as for grownups.

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Date Time Location    
19 Oct
Thursday 19 oct 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer
20 Oct
Friday 20 oct 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer
21 Oct
Saturday 21 oct 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer
22 Oct
Sunday 22 oct 2017 11:00 - 16:00 Maihaugen museum in Lillehammer

Contact information

  • Phone number
    47 61 28 89 00
  • Contact person email
  • Website
  • Opening hours
    Opening hours for Maihaugen and The Postal Museum June - August 10-17 Open and full activity. September 11-16 Mondays closed Open. Some activity in the open air museum. October - May 11-16 Mondays closed The Exhibitions in the main building are open. The gates to the open air museum at Maihaugen are open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Closed on the following dates Jan. 1st May 1st May 17th Dec. 24th Dec. 25th Dec. 31th The gates to the open air museum are open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
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    65 NOK
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