There are always several exhibitions at Maihaugen at Lillehammer. Some are permanent for many years whilst others are temporary. The exhibitions are located in the Open Air Museum and inside the visitor center. 

We won the land

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

Fishing exhibition - Knuvel huts

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

Mail en route

Exhibition on Norway's postal history in the post building.

Post on rail

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

Maihaugen’s Christmas tree

December - January
Every year an artist or designer makes specially designed decorations for Maihaugen's Christmas tree.


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

Previous exhibitions

Archive of exhibitions the last years.

Hytta – four walls around a dream

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

The rural district as an interconnected whole

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


Maihaugen’s new main exhibition is Influences. The exhibition contains more than 1000 of the most important objects in the museum’s collection.