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Address: Kongevejen 100 | Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen 2800, Denmark
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+45 41 20 64 55
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Experience the historic and atmospheric buildings from different parts of...

Experience the historic and atmospheric buildings from different parts of Denmark at The Open Air Museum. You can see impressive and atmospheric buildings, old breeds of domestic animals in the fields and attractive, historic gardens. Take a ride in the horse-drawn carriage and find inspiration in the museum shop. Bring along your family and a picnic basket and enjoy a day at the Open Air Museum.

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A family day out

This place is a great spot to learn a bit about Danish culture (architecture & history). A wonderful place to visit with the children!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Daria T
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great spot to learn a bit about Danish culture (architecture & history). A wonderful place to visit with the children!

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Thank Daria T
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience what Danish history looked like Then visit here. Best on a dry summerday and all Day. Pack for a picknic and walk around the outdoor museum with Real size original houses, farms, buildings from "old days" Denmark. See how we lived, worked, slept and ate. During the summer live actreeses tales part of This original... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

At this outdoor museum you can walk through farmsteads of the ages, see how farmers lived, from the poorest to the richest. Imagine sleeping in a cupboard like cubby next to the stone chimney to stay warm, having a dirt floor, or having the livestock in the hall next to the kitchen, or living in a sod covered hut with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With the old houses and farms, you can see how people lived before. Its very interesting to see how they lived, how the houses were build etc. The museum also has different activities as old sorts day, where you can experience and buy seeds from very old plants and vegetables, see how they worked on the houses back then and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 fascinating to see how many different families lived. The recreations are extremely well-done and there is helpful signage. (I can't recommend the restaurant, though--best... More 

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Yao, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A huge place to explore, but unfortunately every activity is only in Danish :( If you are interested in folklore museums this is a must, but be sure to allow yourselves at least three hours. The shop has really nice and unique little things to bring home. By the way, if you are using the Copenhagen card don't be fooled:... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We didn't expect much going to this museum, but just that it would be outside and fun for the kids! It was much much more. Discovered lots of little details of ordinary life of 300 to 400 years ago. They were very self-reliant and some houses are amazingly well decorated inside. We also appreciated the reason why they had thick... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Short train ride from Copenhagen and then about 25 minute walk brings you to Frilandsmuseet. This outdoor museum features farm structures from around the country. After a while they start to look the same as there is nothing but farms and no urban structures. I was looking forward to something like Williamsburg in Virginia or Skansen in Stockholm to see... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this visit but was disappointed. The journey from Copenhagen is very simple on the train and a short walk brings you to the centre. I had high hopes for our day, having visited many of this type of museum all over the world. I had looked at the website which mentions, in English, activities going... More 

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