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Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Look through the doors to historic houses

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

All year

All day

A walk around the open air museum is a travel back in time. Both the Rural collection, the Town and the Residential area have houses with open doors you can look through. Some of them also have audio guides telling about the house and the time period it is from. Some of these houses are listed below.

Because of the coronavirus situation, there are no actors inside the houses this summer. In four areas of the open-air museum you will meet hosts outdoors, who are happy to share some of their knowledge.

Read more about what we do to keep the museum visit as safe as possible.

There are also several open exhibitions in the open air museum.

More activities in the Daily programme calendar.

The Rural collection

  • The School. Experience school around 1866.
  • Mytting. Beautiful wall paintings and interior from the 1700s. 
  • Garmo stave churchThe church from the 13th century with dragonheads on the roof ridge is one of the museum's main attractions.
  • BjørnstadA complete farm from the 1700s with 27 houses.

The Town

  • Hage. A country home for a grocer and his family at the beginning of the 1900s.
  • Workshops in the Town. The workshops of a hat maker, tailor, tin smith and painter.

The Residential area

The living room in the 1920s house at Maihaugen with yellow painted walls and varied interior.

The living room in the 1920s house, with the glassed-in veranda through the door to the right.

Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen