Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to fascinating life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus.

Presenting the past in a magnificent architectural setting
Prehistory presented innovatively in a breathtaking architectural setting makes for a world-class museum experience when you visit the Moesgaard Museum. The past becomes alive and the people in the exhibits will step forward and provide the visitors with a better understanding of the past and how we arrived at where we are in the present.

The evolutionary stairway
The evolutionary stairway at Moesgaard Museum is not only a key element of the architecture, which leads to the various exhibitions of the museum, it is also very much an opportunity for you to see where we human beings originate from.

On the stairs you will see seven hominins. They were members of the tribe Hominini, which means ”human species”, but they don't all look like the modern human being. 

An international attraction
The Moesgaard Museum is a huge attraction not only because of the architectural design of the museum and the exhibitions, but also due to its location in the beautiful natural surroundings south of Aarhus, overlooking the woods and sea. Moesgaard Museum has been awarded two Michelin stars in the Michelin tourist attraction's guide.

The next grand exhibition at Moesgaard Museum will be "the Gladiators of Rome", which will run from the 30th of April - 4th of September 2016.

A museum experience for everyone
Staged settings, dramatized storytelling, and state-of-the-art research all combine to make the exhibitions at the new museum appeal to visitors of all ages while also creating a sense of bonding, fellowship and shared experience across generations.

Free guided tours every wednesday througout November
Only during the month of November, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to join free guided tours every wednesday at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. at Moesgaard Museum.
The guided tours are free of charge, but you will have to be quick because there is a limit of 20 participants only. 

You can join the following guided tours:

Wednesday 11th of november
Theme: Where are we going? - The etnographical stairway

Wednesday 18th of november
Theme: The Oracle (Vølven) around the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Viking Age.

Onsdag 25. november
Tema: Illerup Ådal (Illerup river valley)

Special opening hours at the Moesgaard Museum
Monday closed (exept week 53, 7,8, 13 and 42)

The museum is open for audience on the following Danish bank holidays: Easter holidays the 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th of march. The 22nd of April, 1st and 5th of May and the 5th of June 2016

The Museum is closed on:
24 & 25 December
31 December and 1 January 2016

When presenting a grand exhibition at the museum, there will be a small extra charge to the entrance fee.


Opening hours
02/01/2015 - 23/12/2015 Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
02/01/2015 - 16/12/2015 Wednesday10:00 - 21:00
26/12/2015 - 29/12/2015 Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday10:00 - 17:00
30/12/2015 - 30/12/2015 Wednesday10:00 - 21:00
02/01/2016 - 30/12/2016 Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
02/01/2016 - 30/12/2016 Wednesday10:00 - 21:00
Admission Price
Per person: 110.00 DKK
Senior citizens
Per person: 90.00 DKK
Per person: 90.00 DKK med studiekort og ID
Groups min. 20 pers.
Per person: 90.00 DKK
Under 18 years
Free of charge
Per person: 30/04/2016 - 04/09/2016 130.00 DKK Særudstilling/Exhibition "Roms Gladiatorer"
Per person: 30/04/2016 - 04/09/2016 110.00 DKK Særudstilling/Exhibition "Roms Gladiatorer"
Senior citizens
Per person: 30/04/2016 - 04/09/2016 110.00 DKK Særudstilling/Exhibition "Roms Gladiatorer"

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  • Activities

    • activities for children
  • City / Area

    • Odder
    • Aarhus
  • Classification

    • Accessibility – Easy access
    • Michelin
    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Discounts

    • number of persons for group pricing (20)
  • General facilities

    • coach/truck parking
    • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • archaeology
    • collection
    • cultural history
    • ethnography
    • History
    • museum
    • museum shop
    • open-air museum
  • Season

    • autumn
    • spring
    • summer
    • winter
  • Special

    • architecture
    • packed lunch allowed


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  • Coordinates

    Longitude : 10.221293384
    Latitude : 56.088013449