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  At the summer farms at Maihaugen
by Saagar

For a genuine pedagogical experience of Norwegian history, it is much better to go to Lillehammer and see the Maihaugen outdoor museum and exhibits than the Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Folk Museum) at Bygdo in Oslo.
The main reason is that the house collection has been much more systematic, and the exhibits, activities and guided tours even more so.
There is also the permanent historical exhibit "Slowly, the land became our own" in the indoor section, which takes a view of Norway emerging from the ice age, through early settlement, nation building and colonialism to liberation 100 years ago and into modernity. Very interesting - and gives you a skeleton background on Norway.
There are many fun things and unique things at Norsk Folkemuseum, too, especially in their city department, but if you will have to choose one, go to Lillehammer.

Address: Maihaugveien 1, 2609 Lillehammer
Directions: Up, beyond the hospital. Taxi distance from the railway station, or 20 min walk.
othercontact: post@maihaugen.no
Phone: +47 61288900
Website: http://www.maihaugen.no

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2005
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