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Moesgaard Museum

Moesgaard Alle 20, Aarhus 8270, Denmark (Holme-Højbjerg-Skåde)
8942 1100
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Ranked #12 of 109 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: History Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Extending from the museum along a 3km path through fields and forest, is a walking tour called the Prehistoric Trackway. It eventually leads down to the sea and is clearly marked. It leads you past stone cists and long barrows, some in their original location which date back to 3500BC. There is also a Viking Stave church. This may be... More

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aarhus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The new one is not finished and the old one is closed while moving all the stuff from one museum to another. But October 2014 the new Moesgaard Museum will open just south of Aarhus Denmark build right into the ground in beautiful woodlands close to the sea. Having had the opportunity to go through the impressive building - the... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The old museum in the pink manor house pictured is closed, while construction of a new one takes place. We did not know this and went anyway. After driving down a narrow allee of trees, in an isolated spot, imagine our stunned surprise when we came upon a fabulous building that looked like a shaft of glass imbedded in the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

it's off the beaten path, there is an admission fee, and really the only thing you want to see is a brown mummy (with red hair) that they dug up in a bog. apparently he was sacrificed. The rest of the museum when i saw it might need an update, the "interactive displays" were not always working properly and most... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The Moesgaard Museum is presently shut whilst a great new museum is being constructed 'next door'... (designed by Henning Larsen Architects)... - so at present the only chance of 'looking into the Danes' Viking past' is the small, free museum (under the Nordea Bank) next to the Cathedral of Aarhus. - Very informative!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a very nice museum with history about Scandinavian and the area of Aarhus. Now the museum is closed because they are Building a new museum in nearby. There is a very lovely Beach to take a walk at.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

exposition on different characters was greatly disappointing. The soundtrack was poorly prepared, it stopped a lot, the characters' speeches was breaking and it lacked fluency. Not sure who did the quality management on this but didn't work too hard. The idea was nice, delivery disappointing.

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Aarhus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a lovely museum, but it is now closed until fall of 2014 where a new larger museum will open just across the street. But if you are looking for a lovely piece of nature in Aarhus, the forrest around the museum is still very nice and close to the water too :) But don't go there for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

A thorough run through Danish history from 4000 bc to app 1000 ad. Especially the temporary exhibition about the scandinavian vikings was impressive!! And a visit to the nearby Moesgaard Beach is recommended in the summertime. I live not far from the museum - but this was my first visit... And last, because the museum is moving to new buildings... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The museum takes you on a journey through the history of Denmark from the very early dwellings through to the Vikings and their conquerings. The highlight of the exhibit is the stone age bog man that has been preserved so well that even his hair is intact. Should the wether be good the museum is surrounded by beautiful grounds with... More

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