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Historical Museums in the Aarhus Region

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Explore the region’s historical museums, where the past as well as mysterious finds are being brought to life. Throughout the region, you have the chance to delve into old stories and follow in footsteps tread in past times, all while learning about Danish prehistoric finds.

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Moesgaard Museum
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Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to fascinating life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. Moesgaard Museum has three Michelin stars in the Michelin attraction's guide.

Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum
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Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum

'Den Gamle By' (The Old Town Museum) is a perfectly unique attraction in Aarhus for the whole family to go on fascinating journey back in history. The museum is awarded the maximum three stars in the ...

Fregatten Jylland
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Fregatten Jylland

With 102 metres from bowsprit to stern, 44 cannons and 57 metres to the top of the masthead, Fregatten Jylland (the Frigate Jutland) is an experience with both room and entertainment for the whole fam...

Gammel Estrup - The Danish Manor & Estate Museum
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Gammel Estrup - The Danish Manor & Estate Museum

At Gammel Estrup, you step right into history. Here, you will see how the Danish counts and countesses lived their daily lives and had excuisite celebrations in the manor’s lavishly decorated halls an...

The Energy Museum
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The Energy Museum

The Energy Museum connects the past, the present and the future. The museum is set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Tange, water from which still drives the turbines at Denmark’s largest hydropo...

Museum Silkeborg, Hovedgården
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Museum Silkeborg, Hovedgården

The Silkeborg Museum, Hovedgården is housed in Silkeborg's oldest building, Silkeborg Hovedgård, from 1767.

Mønsted Limestone mines
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Mønsted Limestone mines

Mønsted Kalkgruber is the world's largest lime pits. Here is a world of experiences that tell of geology, bats and impressive work all done by hand.

The Green Museum
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The Green Museum

At Det Grønne Museum, the Green Museum, you can experience the hunt, the woods, the agriculture and the food – for the first time all in one museum.

The Viking Museum
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The Viking Museum

The Viking Museum is a window to the Viking town of Aros. Some 1200 years ago the Vikings founded Aarhus – at the very same spot and level where The Viking Museum is situated in the basement underneat...

Museum Silkeborg, Papirmuseet
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Museum Silkeborg, Papirmuseet

Museum Silkeborg, The Paper Museum is housed in the old Silkeborg Paper Factory - in the old production rooms for handmade paper.

Museum Østjylland Randers
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Museum Østjylland Randers

The culture-historical Museum Østjylland was founded in 1872, making it one of the oldest and biggest local museums in Denmark.

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Museum The Old Townhall
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Museum The Old Townhall

In the middle of Ebletoft, you will find the Old Townhall, which is a great time pocket to step into. 

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Museum Silkeborg, Blicheregnen
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Museum Silkeborg, Blicheregnen

The Silkeborg Museum, Blicheregnen, is housed in the old rectory in Thorning, where the priest and the poet Steen Steensen Blicher was pastor in the years 1819 to 1825.

Viborg Museum
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Viborg Museum

Viborg Museum is a culture-historical museum without a permanent exhibition. New exhibitions will open in 2023.

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KØN - Gender Museum Denmark
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KØN - Gender Museum Denmark

The Women Museum has changed it name to KØN - Gender Museum Denmark and emphasizes the cultural history between genders and discusses the gender policies, equality, body and sexuality.

The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45
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The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45

The Occupation Museum illustrates dramatic events as well as everyday life in Aarhus during the German occupation 1940 - 1945. 

Museum Østjylland Grenaa
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Museum Østjylland Grenaa

Museum Østjylland welcomes you to exciting exhibitions and historical activities for children and adults year-round.

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Museum Skanderborg - Perron 1
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Museum Skanderborg - Perron 1

At Perron 1, Museum Skanderborg welcomes you in for exhibits, a local archive, and insight into archaeological excavations. Even though the museum is currently undergoing reconstructive work, you are ...

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Memory Lane Rockmuseum
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Memory Lane Rockmuseum

The Rock museum focuses on music and youth life from the 1950s until today.

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The Royal Danish Air Force Museum, Gedhusmuseum

The museum "Gedhusvagten" at the Royal Danish Air Force Station in Karup shows information about the emergence of the air station. 

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The Iron Age Village "Hvolris Jernalderlandsby"
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The Iron Age Village "Hvolris Jernalderlandsby"

Experience craftmanship from the Iron Age in Hvolris Jernalderlandsby. Learn more about how your ancestors lived, while you walk through the beautiful surroundings. 

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Vestermølle (Westmill) Museum
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Vestermølle (Westmill) Museum

Visit Vestermølle Museum and the Virtual Museum of Vestermølle and get a glimpse of the cooperative movement's great importance to agriculture and society in general.

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Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling
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Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling

At Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling you will experience the smell of lubricating oils there fills the rooms. The development of Danish industrial history and the progress in production, shipping and farm...

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Djursland For Fuld Damp
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Djursland For Fuld Damp

Experience the friendly atmosphere and nostalgia at the old railwaystation in Allingåbro.

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Djurslands Jernbanemuseum - Railway Museum
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Djurslands Jernbanemuseum - Railway Museum

The largest Railway Museum in Jutland with artifacts from DSB and private railways.

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Gudenådalens Museum
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Gudenådalens Museum

The museum "Gudenådalens Museum" (Gudenå river valley museum) is situated in town Bjerringbro, about 25 km south from Viborg. It is the region's historical museum with a permanent exhibition on farmin...

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Jysk Automobilmuseum
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Jysk Automobilmuseum

Jysk Automobilmuseum is one of Denmark’s leading car museums with a unique and nostalgic quality collection of motor vehicles. The 140 exhibited vehicles represent in total 90 different car makes from...

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Visitor Center Stenvad Mosebrugscenter
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Visitor Center Stenvad Mosebrugscenter

At Stenvad bog cultivation centre, Stenvad Mosebrugscenter you sense the bog’s mystery, and the memories of working in the summer securing warmth inside for the winter can be relived.

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Håndværksmuseet
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Håndværksmuseet

The Museum contains a large collection of complete wokshops with workshop material and tools. The visitors may in an interesting manner experience the provincial town's old trades and acquire an educa...

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Øm Abbey Museum
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Øm Abbey Museum

The Øm Abbey was originally home to monks of the Cistercian order who came to Øm, on a spring day in 1172. The buildings were demolished in 1561 by royal orders. The life of the monks is known from th...

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