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The Open Air Museum, Copenhagen

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Learn about the history of agriculture by exploring rural buildings from all regions of Denmark at The Open Air Museum. More than 50 buildings dating from 1650-1940 have been moved, brick by brick, from their original locations to the museum grounds. See manor houses, farms, mills, and workshops. A guild of volunteers operates regularly on some of the six mills. Look for an island farmhouse roofed with kelp. The museum also features 25 historic gardens and cultural landscapes, as well as old Danish breeds of livestock. Choose a memento from a selection of textiles and jewelry based on old-fashioned designs at the museum shop. On busy days, use the larger parking at the northern entrance. Arrange your visit to The Open Air Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen vacation planner.
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  • This is a great place to visit and learn a little bit about Danish history while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. It is quite an extensive area (my Fitbit clocked up over 20,000 steps roaming around t...  more »
  • The area is huge. Lots of old houses. A great place for families with children. Have been here many times, so is no longer so fascinated by it, but a great place with lots of activity.
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  • It's a museum but set up like an actual town complete with windmills, houses, and real miniature horses. If you've seen "How to Train a Dragon," the setting is similar. It's as if I stepped into the c...  more »
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  • On a warm and sunny day, the open air museum is a delightful place for an outing. Farm animals like sheep, pigs, ducks, horses have all been housed in enclosure much like a real functioning farm. Several homes from the last century to this have been preserved and exhibited to show the visitors a glimpse of life in the past. A horse cart ride costs 25dkk per person - it's great fun to go around the whole area. You can also ride a horse around a small area for 25dkk with a lady to help you if you are a first timer. There are open air shows, live chicken competition to see if the chickens do their job in your square, snacks and coffee, popcorn and a merry-go-around and stilts in different sizes for everyone to try. You can look at wind mills as well. Paths are muddy and somewhat wet - so strollers, scootets, bikes etc. are best avoidable. Great outing if the weather is nice.
  • Ideal museum for those interested in folk museums or just seeing how Danish people lived in the past. Buildings and their contents are well conserved and the general layout of the folkpark is superb. A perfect showcase to explore past Danish rural life and is not overly saturated with information. Signposted in both Danish and English languages. Information booklets are available in the museum shop for those wishing to learn more details. An ideal place to visit with children too. Accessible from the city centre by bus to the door and by train with a 10 walk. Allow a full day for a visit you won't forget. I highly recommend it.
  • Great place to have a relaxing day with friends! Especially in a sunny day you can have really nice picnic!
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  • Great free place to see old danish buildings. We opted for horseback riding and horse driven buggy. Remeber to bring sensible shoes and clothes according to the weather. A day with great fun for the kids.