The Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum’s buildings, gardens, domestic animals and objects present Denmark’s history from 1650 to 1940 in a living exhibition showing the conditions in which people lived and their culture up until the middle of the 20th century.

Miller, farmer and lord of the manor
The Open Air Museum takes you back in time. Not far from the centre of Copenhagen, you can step back into the past and get a taste of country life. Visit the miller, the farmer and the lord of the manor, and see where they ate, slept and worked. The museum is one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world.

Visit the past
As a visitor, you can experience the very accurately recreated houses and buildings. They are all fully furnished, with alcoves, chairs, beds, chamber pots and short texts describing the period when the houses were originally occupied. See how the farmer, the craftsman and the gentleman lived, where they ate and get a glimpse of the surroundings they woke up in or came home to after a hard day's work.

A living museum
The Open Air Museum offers an enjoyable day out for adults and children alike. Come and see theatre shows and pantomimes, hear the farmer talk about his animals, or use the digital guide to the museum buildings on your smartphone. See the people in historical costumes and experience the past coming to life. If the weather is good, the Open Air Museum’s pleasant eating areas are an ideal setting for a picnic. You can also take a ride in the horse-drawn carriage.

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The Open Air Museum
Kongevejen 11
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Telephone: summer +45 33 47 38 55 / winter +45 33 13 44 11
Email: The Open Air Museum

Opening hours
From Easter until week 42 in mid October
Tuesday-Sunday 10-16

Open the first two weekends in December 10-16
Closed Mondays

Adult 65 kr.
Family discount 50 kr.
(Tickets also grants access to Brede Works