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Photo: Stein Gunar Nørsterud / Maihaugen

Disability and access

Information for persons with disability or special needs.

We want all our visitors to have the opportunity to experience Maihaugen. If you are disabled or for any reason have special needs, information to make it easier to plan your visit is found here.

Parking area

We have one large parking area at Maihaugen. You can park in designated spaces that are signposted “HC-parkering” (parking for the disabled). We cannot guarantee free spaces for disabled persons during days with many visitors. From the parking area there is an asphalt surfaced path without stairs all the way to to the main building.  

Visitor centre

The visitor centre at Maihaugen has been designed with disabled persons in mind. The floor that you enter has a walkway suitable for wheelchairs leading to the different levels and floors. From this area you have easy access to the museum shop, Maihaugkafeen, toilets and exhibition areas. The exhibitions in the main building mainly have wide walkways and information is conveyed in easily readable text with good contrast between text and background.

Catering facilities

The catering facilities are designed with everyone in mind and the food available covers most requirements.

The Open Air Museum

Outside in the Open Air Museum the paths are in the main covered in gravel, and you will encounter some steep parts as you go around. The houses at the museum are naturally old and therefore not suitable for disabled access, but it is possible to access some of the houses via ramps if requested in advance. In the housing development area there is information available in both text and audio. The Postal Museum in the Town area is designed with disabled persons in mind. Postgården in the Town has two entrances to enable wheelchair access. There is a lift available for the exhibition on the 1st floor. Large parts of the outside areas in the Town are in the main suitable for everyone. Written information is available at the entrance of each of the houses.


Easy access to toilets suitable for wheelchair users is provided in the visitor centre. Outside in the Open Air Museum there are more toilets available, but these are not necessarily designed for wheelchair users.

Entrance tickets

Disabled persons pay the normal entrance fee, but the escort (personal assistant) does not have to pay.

Guide dogs

Dogs are normally not given access to the visitor centre. But working dogs are given access to all areas of Maihaugen.

Wheelchairs for hire

We have wheelchairs for hire at the visitor centre. We recommend that you order in advance to ensure there is one available.