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Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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Best in Norway

Best open air museum we experienced in Norway. Over 200 structures but all are arranged in... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Kathe H
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Brevard, NC
A wonder world of old Norway

Our guide was outstanding, and you could wander all over and see the varied buildings. Sometimes... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
lisa c
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Maihaugen is the ideal day outdoors for both young and old. We offer activities and adventures for the whole family. In the summer the open air museum offers lots of activities, plays and guided tours for all ages.Join us on a nostalgic journey back...more
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Maihaugvegen 1, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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All reviews open air museum stave church norwegian history norwegian houses nice collection old days christmas market middle ages old school modern times actors dressed main building re enactors farm house norway's past very nice place walk around
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Best open air museum we experienced in Norway. Over 200 structures but all are arranged in interesting and educational groupings. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathe H
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing sonsultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the museum and found it educational. We hope to see you again some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Our guide was outstanding, and you could wander all over and see the varied buildings. Sometimes they were not open, which was a disappointment, but it was beautifulMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lisa c
Siv672014, Sales- and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you had a Nice experience With Our guide. With more than 200 buildings we are, unfortunately, not able to open all of them. At summertime quiet a lot of them are open and during...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a cool place to walk around on a day with nice weather. They have all kinds of old buildings from around Norway from historic times.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your trip around the museum and got to experience Our houses from different times. Welcome back som other time! best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Very interesting place to visit and to learn about the Norwegian way of life in the past. I went with a group we went to church and school. At the school the guide did an act as the teacher and we had to play the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marcia B
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to experience School like it was 130 years ago. We hope to see you again some time! best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We are on a group tour and we were shown parts of this museum by a guide. She was excellent and quite funny. I highly recommend having a guide to give you details. I enjoyed the schoolhouse, the wealthy farmers house compound and of course...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 48lisas48
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your guided tour here and got to experience the oldest parts of the museum. We also have houses from each decade in the 1900's and you would are welcome to come back...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Nice way to make to get soaked in Norwegian way of life. Wonderful grounds and houses for different decades.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Juan_Garea
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visitng Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you learned a lot about Norwegian traditions and culture and enjoyed the museum area. Welcome back some time! Best regards from Maihaugen

Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you want to know all about how the Norwegians in the area lived thru the ages head on over. The best part is local members of the community staff all the buildings and are knowledgeable of the era they represent. Added bonus of it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roberta G
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and Your Meeting With Our guides and "inhabitants" from different time periods- We hope t see you again some time soon! Best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed 24 August 2018

5 in one stroke; history, old houses. Norwegian building techniques. Nostalgia to your own childhood, houses from the decades in the 1900s. A stroll in a beatiful park, can be an exercise because of the hilli paths. Meals of various sizes, prices and tastes, both...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Original buildings have been relocated to this in-town open air museum and my friend and I found it very intriguing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzy M
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and Our buildings. It is a wide span from the 1200's and until today so it certainly is much to see. Welcome back some time! Best regards from Maihaugen.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

The museum is very big and has a lot of different houses of different times. At some specific hours in the day the are some actors that pop out of nowhere to bring you in the past with very nice stories. In a couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniele A
Siv672014, Sales-and marketing consultant at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Maihaugen. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Your stay and got to meet Our guides and "inhabitants" from different time periods. We will certainly note Your wish for more English information and do Our best to make this better....More

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Kenneth W
17 February 2018|
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Response from Siv672014 | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry about the late answer. I would definitely agree With the answers you already got. At summertime one could easily spend a Whole day, the rest of the year 2-4 hours. The Christmas market is also quiet large so I... More
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