Famous Museums in Aarhus

The museums in Aarhus give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Aarhus with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Aarhus. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Aarhus.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Aarhus.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Aarhus:

  1. The Old Town

    4.6 (543 Votes)
    The Old Town

    Historical Site, Old Town, Specialty Museum

    The world’s first open air museum (since 1914) has another distinction: it’s one of the only ones to recreate a town rather than a village. About 25 antique buildings, a number of pretty period gardens, and staff dressed in historically accurate wardrobe bring to life the illusion of a historical town – and it’s really a charming illusion. The atmosphere and immersion is...Read more
  2. The Womens Museum

    3.9 (376 Votes)
    The Womens Museum

    Specialty Museum

    One of the women’s museums in the world – this place showcases the development, evolution and impact of Danish women on the history of the country. The first of the two expansive permanent collections is Womens’s Lives, which covers a vast range of roles in great detail: prehistoric, middle ages, education and rights,  the relationship between mistress and servant, birth,...Read more
  3. Aros Aarhus Kunstmuesum

    4.5 (324 Votes)
    Aros Aarhus Kunstmuesum

    Art Museum, Art Gallery, Architecture

    Someone put a lot of thought into building this museum and it paid off big time. The construct is massive – ten stories tall, 17000 square metres – one of the largest art museums in Europe. Approaching it you’ll see the 150 metre long Rainbow Panorama – the circular skywalk that rests like a crown on the building.  There are three permanent collections: The Danish "...Read more
  4. Occupation Museum

    4 (355 Votes)
    Occupation Museum


    The Germans occupied Denmark from 1940-1945. During this period of suppression, military terror and civil rights abuses, the Danish population rallied itself with many inspiring acts against their oppressors. The story of that occupation and that resistance is told in this museum. Various artefacts, documents, weapons, photo show the perspective of this period of Danish history from both angles...Read more
  5. Moesgaard Museum

    4.7 (249 Votes)
    Moesgaard Museum

    Museum, Architecture

    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 ...Read more
  6. Gammel Estrup Manor

    4.5 (167 Votes)
    Gammel Estrup Manor

    Museum, Garden

    For 600 years, this startlingly red manor was ruled by a single noble family. Today, it’s a dual purpose museum – showcasing generic Danish manor life on one hand, what with its big kitchens, halls and landscaped gardens; and a museum on agriculture on the other hand, showcasing the evolution of that particular industry in Denmark over the years. The former is the greater attraction...Read more
  7. Steno Museet

    4.4 (258 Votes)
    Steno Museet

    Museum, Observatory, Planetarium

    The Steno Museum is part of the Faculty of Science at Aarhus University, and it sort of makes you wish that other science faculties would think of doing something cool like this more often. They’re three things to see here – the Museum and Planetorium, the Observatory and the Greenhouses. The museum tself will followe the development of science and it’s impact on our world &nd...Read more
  8. The Viking Museum

    3.9 (21 Votes)
  9. Universitetsparken, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 210, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  10. Vaeksthusene

    4.6 (1 Vote)
    Peter Holms Vej, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Museum, Park