Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

Den Gamle By, The Old Town Museum is is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture in Aarhus. The attraction has been awarded three Michelin stars. It is a living and breathing experience of what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town, as it was in the old days and here you can taste, smell, try and experience history.

More than 3 million visitors

The Old Town Museum is a unique museum, welcoming more than 3 million visitors over the course of the last 10 years. Here you can meet the people and characters of the past, experience life as it was in their livingrooms and kitchens; and smell the flowers right in their own gardens.

Try out old games for children

or go on an exploration through-out the museum´s extensive collections and exhibitions. Pat the horses and watch out for the geese. Have a pint in the Beer Cellar and enjoy a cup af coffee and a cake in the tea garden.
During the year there will be plenty of special events in Den Gamle By. Every December, around christmas time you will have the opportunity to experience how danes celebrate christmas or how they used to in the good old days.

Experience Living History

Living History in Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum from Easter to 30th December. Here you can talk to the kitchen maid or help the yard’s hand bring firewood into the kitchen. Your can also visit the historical shops and taste the cakes baked with recipes from 1885. The many characters of yesteryear's market towns will tell you about their life whether rich or poor, old or young. 

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Opening hours

02/01/2017 - 10/02/2017 Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
11/02/2017 - 31/03/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
01/04/2017 - 23/06/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
24/06/2017 - 13/08/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
14/08/2017 - 17/11/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
18/11/2017 - 30/12/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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8000 Aarhus C


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  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross
    • Accessibility - Easy access
  • Discount

    • AarhusCard (30% rabat)
  • Facilities

    • Coach park
    • Restaurant/Cafe
    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Offers live demonstrations
    • Possibility for active participation
    • Activities for children
    • Packed lunch permitted
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Architecture
    • Cultural history
    • Textiles
    • Crafts
    • Arts and crafts
  • Type

    • Historical museum

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