Moesgaard Museum accommodates archaeological and ethnographic exhibitions, special exhibitions and student exhibitions.
The museum also has an auditorium, conference rooms, a café, a gift shop, and a grass covered roof where visitors can enjoy the view of the forest, the ocean, and the beautiful landscape surrounding Moesgaard Manor – the previous home of Moesgaard Museum.
The close combination of science with new ways of displaying the artefacts and the use of technology is characteristic for the exhibitions of Moesgaard Museum
At Moesgaard Museum you will literally come face-to-face with the ancestors of the human race.
A unique collection of anatomically precise reconstructions of human species will greet visitors on the staircase in the museum foyer. The reconstructions can be experienced up close or through interactive binoculars in their indigenous settings. Homo Sapiens and the other lifelike human species were reconstructed from archaeological finds of bones from around the world that were scientifically researched.
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum – one of Europe’s largest art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus.
ARoS is a house of art where our guests can be pleased, enlightened and challenged. The architecture is of international class. The same is the art. And both offer experiences of high carat: from light to thrill, from attitude to entertainment, from joy to challenge.
The art museum contains four large exhibition galleries of just under 1,100 square meters and The West Gallery with its 350 square meters. Each gallery shows special exhibitions with both national and international artist such as Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson, Wim Wenders, Paul McCarthy, Shirin Neshat and Robert Rauschenberg. Besides the special exhibitions the galleries give the opportunity to view works from the museum’s own collections featuring work dated from 1770 until today including contemporary works by international artists such as Tony Oursler, Carsten Höller, Mona Hatoum, Miwa Yanagi and James Turrell.
The Old Town
Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a national open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark through three decades. The museum consists of more than 75 historic houses relocated from all over Denmark.
Besides the historic houses and the appartments in the 1974 section, there are more than 34 workshops and shops as well as a pharmacy, a school, a post office, a telephone exchange, a jazzbar and much more. Furthermore the museum has its own theater, the Elsinore Theatre, which is used for opera, chamber concerts, festivals etc.
Living History and national collections
From Easter to New Year you can experience Living History, which is an interactive presentation, where historical tools, activities and costumes are incorporated to tell the story and give the visitors an autentic sense of stepping back in time.
The museum houses a comprehensive national collection of clocks and watches, as well as silverware and delftware at The Gallery of Decorative Arts. Besides that the museum houses furniture, stoves, clothing, bicycles and toys. The Toy Museum, the Danish Poster Museum and a Museum as in 1927 are here as well.