Home with wall paintings and interior from the 1700s.
Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Look through the doors to historical houses

All year you find open doors to a few of Maihaugen's historical houses. You can not enter, but may have a peek through the door.

All year

Time
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.

There are also several open exhibitions in the open air museum.

More activities in the Daily programme calendar.

The Rural collection

  • Garmo stave churchThe church from the 13th century with dragonheads on the roof ridge is one of the museum's main attractions.
  • Mytting. Beautiful wall paintings and interior from the 1700s. 
  • The School. Experience school around 1866.
  • 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.
  • Workshops in the Town.  The workshops of a photographer and a book binder.

The Residential area

Verandadør med blomst i vinduskarmen og sko på gulvet i 1920-tallshuset fra Boligfeltet på Maihaugen i Lillehammer.

The house from the 1920s is colourful and beautiful inside. Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen.