Farmer girl with zinc tub and wash board.
Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Maihaugen

Welcome to Maihaugen

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum outside of Oslo. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras, superb cultural experiences, a variety of activities for children and adults, numerous exhibitions and several places to eat. 

Due to the situation with covid-19, the program at Maihaugen will be different this summer than described below. We are working on creating an alternative and safe program for visitors.

Maihaugen is open all year and has a varied program. During summer the museum is an eldorado for children and adults with a lot of activities on the schedule.

Cultural experiences

Bring the family for common educational and cultural experiences.
Experience life like it was 200 years ago, participate in exciting walking plays and visit houses from different decades during the 1900’s. Take a walk amongst the sunburnt buildings and take a stop to watch traditional crafts and the animals that are grazing in the fields.

Exciting exhibitions of different kinds are offered all year at Maihaugen.

Check our calendar to see what’s happening.

Wandering theatre is fun for the children. Photo: Esben Haakenstad

I Boligfeltet i friluftsmuseet kan du besøke hjem fra de ulike tiårene på 1900-tallet. Foto: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Garmo stavkirke, Maihaugen, Lillehammer. Foto: Camilla Damgård

Garmo stave church at Lillehammer is located in a beautiful place by one of the small lakes at Maihaugen. Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen.