Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, Lillehammer

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#1 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Eastern Norway
Must see · 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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  • 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 »
  • Very interesting for kids and adults, near the town center. Possibility to fish in the lake. Nice cafeteria inside. 
    Very interesting for kids and adults, near the town center. Possibility to fish in the lake. Nice cafeteria inside.  more »

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