Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus

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  • Address: Moesgard Alle 20, DK-8270 Hojbjerg, Denmark, Aarhus
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +45-86161016
  • Ticket Price: 130 DKK
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus

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

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Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus Reviews

  • What a great time! We spent 3 hours but we also have skipped half of the presentations. It is so interesting! I believe 5 hours is minimum you should give for a visit. Enjoy!

  • Fantastic museum that has a lot of rich history. They have done a fantastic job of animating and making the self guided tour interactive and fun at the same time. The amount of artifacts and original tools was staggering. Very neat to see the progression through time. I love astronomy, so my favorite part was when they spoke of how the ancient people figured out the seasons and what animals they used to represent each portion of the day, as well as each season of the year. I will highly recommend you make the stop if you are in Denmark.

  • Very detailed, interactive museum! The best museum we have ever been to! Wish we could have spent more time on the prehistoric trail, it was just beautiful!!

  • 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.

  • The best museum in Denmark. It's big, modern and full of technology to explain you about Danish history and culture

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