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The Open Air Museum, Copenhagen

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • Superb and probably not enough known. This museum has me thinking about the ecomusée of Alsace. Of old farms or homes were dismantled and reassembled in this huge park. The interiors of the houses are very rich in antique furniture. This gives an overview of Danish life in previous centuries. People in period costume replay a few scenes of life. They lend themselves nicely to the photos. Difficult to visit all. It takes at least stay in the Park half a day. For children, we're a little force to shorten the visit because the route is long (but you can shorten it). Take good shoes, and of course, what cover you in case of rain. It is best to take a picnic as there is not a lot of restore points. Consume without moderation.
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  • We spent a leisurely Sunday there, taking the S Train (about an hour trip with a walk from the station) and wandering around. We didn't get to see everything and would definitely go back. Is was fasci...  read more »
  • In a huge area, old Danish houses are displayed. You can see the inside of the houses. It is interesting to know how people in the old era lived. 
  • 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.
  • Altid hyggeligt men ikke længere gratis
  • Really great museum. Definitely worth a guided tour as you get more inside info but can be easily visited without guidance. Recommended on a sunny warm day.
  • Nice and quite perfect for a trip with kids. Gives a nice sensation of the Danish culture through the ages
  • The place is a travel on time to see how the farms were centuries ago in Denmark. The museum is constituted by several farms that represents how the economy works. Excellent place for children's! Some farms still have animals!
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