Girl in 1980s cloting with a bubble gum reading a magazine.
The teenager in the 1980s house. Photo: Jørgen Skaug

Historic environments

Meet actors and guides in the historical houses.

15 June – 15 Aug

All day

A walk around the open-air museum is, indeed, a travel back in time.

Pay a visit to the Rural collection, the Town and the Residential area and meet actors and guides who let you experience the life and the history from our past.


Woman with headscarf looking out of a window.

Mrs Bye in the window at Olsengården. Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Maihaugen

Young woman with headscarf washing clothes on a washboard.

Washing with a washboard in a zink tub. Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Maihaugen

Houses with actors and guides

There are also many other open historical houses where you can have a peek through the door.

More activities in the Daily programme-calendar.

People in historical outfits sitting at the steps of an old house drinking coffee.

The farmers at Øygarden in the 1890s having a break. Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Maihaugen

Young woman in historical clothing churning butter.

The milk maid churning butter at the mountain farm. Photo: Esben Haakenstad / Maihaugen