Peasant life of the past - a world we have lost

All the farms and houses are original buildings, which have been measured and dismantled at their original locations, before being reconstructed at the museum. You can visit more than 50 buildings from different areas of Denmark, as well as from southern Sweden, Schleswig and the Faroe islands - all former Danish possessions. Come and see the differences in regional architecture and how rural building traditions evolved over three centruries between 1650 and 1950.

Enjoy the unique buildings displaying different types of timber construction and skilled craftsmanship, and roofs thatched with straw, seaweed or heather. Step inside and see the interiors with their traditional, handcrafted furniture, details and decoration.

Landscapes and livestock

Don't miss the lush historical gardens containing the herbs, vegetables,flowers, berries and fruit trees of the past. In the stables and pastures you can see old breeds of Danish livestock - cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and goats. In the fields we grow traditional varieties of wheat, rye and barley for brewing beer and thatching roofs.

Activities and guided tours

There is a full programme of activities throughout the museum season, especially during the Easter break, school summer holidays, autumn half-term and Christmas weekends. You can ride in the horse-drawn carriage every day. There are educational options for schoolchildren of all ages, guided tours for groups and corporate events involving a wide range of enjoyable activities. Historical venues are also available for hire.

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