Photo: Camilla Damgård/Maihaugen

Experience Maihaugen

Maihaugen in Lillehammer offers a wide range of experiences. Here you can find over 200 buildings from different eras, exhibitions and places to eat. We promise you a living museum with great experiences for everyone!

Welcome to Maihaugen

Maihaugen in Lillehammer is Norway’s largest open-air museum. The museum offers more than 200 buildings from different eras and invites you to safe and exciting museum experiences for both children and adults.

The open-air museum

Maihaugen at Lillehammer is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in Europe. Maihaugen is a living museum offering cultural experiences and family activities. 


There are always several exhibitions at Maihaugen at Lillehammer. Some are permanent for many years whilst others are temporary. The exhibitions are located in the Open Air Museum and inside the visitor center. 

Children’s Maihaugen

Maihaugen at Lillehammer is a different kind of playground with many activities for children. Here they will get a taste of what life was like in the old days, in addition to many other exciting experiences.