Daily programme



Look through the doors to historical houses

All year you find open doors to several of Maihaugen's historical houses. You can not enter, but may have a peek through the door.

Grazing animals

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

The rural district as an interconnected whole

Outdoor photo exhibition on the history of the open-air museum.

Hytta – four walls around a dream

Exhibition on the cabin's role in Norwegian families, and the joys and sorrows that come with it.

We won the land

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


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

Fishing exhibition - Knuvel huts

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

Forest trail

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

Playground and playhouses

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

Queen Sonja's childhood home is closed

The house is closed for further restoration.

The museum shop

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


The café at Maihaugen has beautiful views of Garmo Stave Church, the lake Mjøsa and the city.

The Norwegian Olympic Museum

Daily programme at the Olympic museum at Maihaugen.

Upcoming events

Maihaugen's Christmas Market is cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic situation.
Lillehammer, Maihaugvegen 1, Oppland
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