Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

About Maihaugen

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open air museum outside Oslo. We have over 200 buildings from different eras, exhibitions and places to eat. We offer superb cultural experiences and a variety of activities for children and adults.  

Maihaugen is open all year round. Most of the open air museum’s activities take place during the summer season and are an eldorado for children and adults.

Cultural experiences.
Bring the whole family and enjoy highly educational and fantastic cultural experiences together. At Maihaugen, you can experience the life of 200 years ago, take part in exciting wandering theatres and visit houses from each decade of the 1900s. You will see traditional crafts and the cultural landscape of mountain farms with animals grazing among sunburnt buildings.  

We offer exciting exhibitions and a varied Sunday programme throughout the year. 

Check our calendar to see what’s happening.

The history of Maihaugen

The origins of Maihaugen can be traced back to 1887. 

Environmental certification

Maihaugen is very conscious of its environment. We aim to serve the environment and take responsibility for future generations.