Daily programme

Anders Sandvig's dental office

Maihaugen`s founder, Anders Sandvig, was a dedicated dentist.

Balance trail

An exciting trail for children through the woods, where there might live gnomes and trolls.

Letters from the front – Dear Mother

New strong exhibition with letters written in war or captivity.

Message baton - treasure hunt

Join in the treasure hunt and find the message batons in the open-air museum.

Grazing animals

In the summer you can see Maihaugen's animals out in the fields in the open-air museum.

Fishing in the lake Breisjøen

Try to catch fish with a bamboo fishing rod.

Fishing exhibition - Knuvel huts

Stories about buildings, tools, boats and techniques developed and used when fishing.

Folk Art in Gudbrandsdalen

This is a permanent exhibition showing beautiful artefacts from the 1700s and 1800s.

A walk through hundreds of years

Join in a guided tour from the Rural section to the Town at Maihaugen.

A walk through hundreds of years

Join in a guided tour from the Rural section to the Town at Maihaugen.


Look into authentic workshops in the Town of the open-air museum.

We won the land

Step into the Ice Age and experience Norway's great history!

Playground and playhouses

Visiting old and newer play houses are fun for both little ones and grown ups.

The museum shop

The museum shop is located in the visitor center. It is open all year.

The Norwegian Olympic Museum

Daily programme at the Olympic museum at Maihaugen.

Mail en route

Exhibition on Norway's postal history in the post building, where you will also meet a real post master.

Post on rail

Enter the train and see how post was effectively sorted here.

Forest trail

Take a walk through the 1890s forest and learn about the woods as a resource and workplace.

Writing and drawing for children

In the attic of the Norwegian Postal Museum there are fun activities for children.

Historic environments

Meet actors and guides in the historical houses.

Historical shop

Our historical shop Avlangrud is open with lots of fine food.

Open historical houses

All year you find open doors to several of Maihaugen's historical houses, so you can take a peek through the door.