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The Funen Village - Open Air Museum

Go back in time to the Funen open-air museum - with rural structures from the 18th and 19th century - a complete village environment has been recreated, with half-timbered buildings, fences, farm animals, a village pond and a village street. Cultivated land surrounds the entire museum. The museum tells the story of life in the country around the 1850s and includes artefacts from the time.

Explore life in the 18th and 19th-century, when people in the countryside lived together in small communities and led self-sufficient lives. Par of the experience is the living history programme, where volunteers perform the roles of cooks, horse-drawn carriage drivers, field workers, candle makers, goose girls and many more! When you visit the village, you can interact with these characters as they go about their daily chores to create the right atmosphere for you!

This environment is also what inspired many of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tales.

Witness agriculture as it was practised in the old days using traditional methods! Many activities and living history during the holidays. At the Funen open-air museum, you feel like you are visiting a country village, while still being close to the city centre of Odense.

Please note that opening hours may differ during holidays, please visit their website for further information. Children and youth under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge.