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Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Open historical houses

All year you find open doors to several of Maihaugen's historical houses, so you can take a peek through the door.

All year

All day

A walk around the open air museum is a travel back in time. Both the Rural collection, the Town and the Residential area have houses with open doors you can look through. Some of them also have audio guides telling about the house and the time period it is from.

The Rural collection

  • The School. Experience school around 1866.
  • Mytting. Beautiful wall paintings and interior from the 1700s. 
  • Garmo stave churchThe church from the 13th century with dragonheads on the roof ridge is one of the museum's main attractions.
  • BjørnstadA complete farm from the 1700s with 27 houses.

The Town

  • Hage. A country home for a grocer and his family at the beginning of the 1900s.
  • Photo studio. The workshop of a photographer around 1900.
  • Book bindery. Equipment for traditional manual binding from the first part of the 1900s.

The Residential area

The living room in the 1920s house at Maihaugen with yellow painted walls and varied interior.

The living room in the 1920s house, with the glassed-in veranda through the door to the right.

Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen