Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus

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Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Moesgard Alle 20, DK-8270 Hojbjerg, Denmark

Phone: +45-86161016

Ticket Price: 130 DKK

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The museum is arresting enough at first sight – it looks like it’s growing straight out of the ground, much like Aladdin’s Cave… and like that cave, it contains terrific treasures. Dedicated to archaeology and ethnography – it’s got ties to the Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology, Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology, Ethnography and Anthropology at Aarhus University. 50000 artefacts from all over the world are displayed here, though the majority of the exhibit is Danish. Highlight include the Grauballe Man, the world’s best preserved bog bodyand the large ritual weapon caches from Illerup Ådal, runestones including the Mark Stone, the Snapstun Stone depicting Loki etc. The exhibits are highly interactive and uniquely presented – you get to live the life of a historical character, almost literally bringing the past back to life.

In the area surrounding the main museum – check out the open air reconstructions of several ancient structures – including Viking ones such as a stave church and a pit-house, an Iron Age farmhouse, a stone age cult house, and a 100 year old Thai house. The grounds are quite expansive and a walk can be quite pleasant. It overlooks little woods and the sea and is usually breezy.

Moesgaard Museum Information

  • Students get a further discount.

Moesgaard Museum Ticket Prices

  • 90 DKK – 110 DKK in some cases.

How To reach Moesgaard Museum by Public Transport

  • Buses on Mosegard Alle

Restaurants Near Moesgaard Museum

  • Restaurant Skovmollen

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  • Best museum in Denmark. Lots of original artifacts dating back as far as 3000BC. Very modern exhibition with many well-crafted AV displays and interactive activities. Great for ages 5-99. Extraordinary architecture.

  • Great museum in a great building. Interactive, interesting and nice use of technology. Recommend. Bus 18 will get you there from the city.

  • Excellent experience. Well worth a visit for the museum, but the architecture and building itself is impressive. The movie project/exhibition is fantastic. Well done!

  • This isn't any regular museum. It's modern, has lots of interactive exhibitions, and info and audio is also in English. Very educational and family friendly place. We spent hours going through everything. Parking is plenty and free. On the top of the building are grass areas that can be walked, and a view of the surrounding forest is provided.

  • Modern and (at some points) interactive museum with an interesting architecture. The current exhibition changes every year. The permanent exhibition about the Vikings in the area at different times in history is really big and very interesting.

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