Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen

Exciting exhibitions

At Maihaugen you find many great exhibitions all year!

At Maihaugen there are exhibitions both indoor and outdoor in the open-air museum. Some of the exhibitions are only open in the high season in the summer, but several are open all year.

Indoor exhibitions

I the visitor centre you find the exhibition We won the land, one of the museum's most popular exhibitions. It gives you the Norwegian history, from the ice age to our time.

Here you also find the exhibition Folk art in Gudbrandsdalen, with beautiful pieces from the 1700s og 1800s. You may also have a peek into the dentist office of Anders Sandvig, the founder of Maihaugen. (These two exhibitions are temporary closed. Open 1 June.)

The visitor centre also has temporary exhibitions up for a short or longer period.

See all exhibitions.

Exhibitions in the open-air museum

Several of the old workshops that used to be shown in the visitor centre has been moved out to environments in the open-air museum. The Photograph atelier and book bindery for example, you may visit in the Town. Here the door is open all year round, so you kan have a look inside.

The house from 1915 with the ateliér of the painter Alf Lundeby, is open in the summer season.

By the lake Breisjøen by the mountain farms there is a nice fishing exhibition. In the summer time children may try fishing here with old fashion bamboo fishin rods. And it is a good chance of getting fish!

The Norwegian Postal Museum at Maihaugen tells Norway's interesting postal history i the summer season. The train at the railway station in the Town is popular among children. Here you may see the postal travel service by train, in the exhibiton Post on rail.

Entering the ice age in the exhibition We won the land. Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Old wooden pieces of folk art.

Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

The ateliér of the painter Alf Lundeby in the house from 1915. Photo: Audbjørn Rønning/Maihaugen