Maihaugen - Lillehammer

Maihaugen is an open air museum with 200 old and new buildings, exhibitions, cafes and lots of activities. It was founded by the dentist Anders Sandvig in 1887. Maihaugen is a part of Lillehammer museum, together with Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Aulestad, Sigrid Undset's Bjerkebæk, the Norwegian Olympic Museum and the Norwegian Post Museum.

Weapons collections

Maihaugen has one of the country's biggest and best weapons collections. In the collection there are weapons back to 1500, as the world's oldest revolver from 1597, and other weapons right up to our own time.

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A thousand threads – a story told in textiles

23 November 2013 – 31 August 2014.
This exhibition at Maihaugen and Lillehammer Art Museum presents beautiful textiles from the past and present.


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United and faithful until Dovre falls. Gudbrandsdalen in 1814

1 June - 31 August 2014
Try a gun, cast tin soldiers and meet a soldier from the beginning of the 1800s! Experience the dramatic time when Norway got independent.

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Shops at Maihaugen

The museum shops offer a variety of products.

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Slideshow from Maihaugen in several languages

Norwegian, English, German, French, Dutch, Russian, Polish and Slovakian.

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