Built upon a small archaeological site, this colorful museum offers a tour of the most ancient and mysterious Danish customs from prehistoric amazing discoveries. They have a special display of items from the Iron Age and Viking times, which extends nearly to the present. Here, you can enjoy archaeological remains, permanent exhibitions regarding nature and way of life, and the famous Viking runes, and the star of the museum, the Grauballe man, a mummy dating from 290 BC.
But there are also temporary exhibitions on various subjects at the museum. There are guided tours and cultural activities for children and adults. It has a small thematic library, shop, café and convenient parking area. It can be reached by public transport from Aarhus. Hours of operation vary by season, so its better to confirm that it is open before venturing out.
The Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a national museum that is outdoors and focuses on the urban culture and history of Aarhus, Denmark. It invites you to travel back in time, to breathe what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town, as it was in the old days.
It was the oldest part of the city and has now been turned into a unique museum. The museum includes houses, the pharmacy, bakery, the tailor shop, toys, school , workshops, patios, lodgings, stables, squares, canals gardens...The people who work at the museum depict the Danish fashio. You can have a pint in the beer cellar or enjoy a coffee and cake in the tea garden. During the summer, special events are planned out to recreate the Danish customs. You can also walk, bike (there are bike rentals in almost all accommodations), or take the bus lines 3, 14, 25 or 55. Open every day: Winter: 06/09/2010 - 19/11/2010: From 10:00 to 17:00 Summer: 20/11/2010 - 02/01/2011: From 10:00 to 19:00