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Address: Kongevejen 100 | Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen 2800, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 41 20 64 55
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Fun day out

This is a great place to visit and learn a little bit about Danish history while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. It is quite an extensive area (my Fitbit clocked up over 20,000... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit and learn a little bit about Danish history while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. It is quite an extensive area (my Fitbit clocked up over 20,000 steps roaming around the area). You get an idea of the games people played, the costumes they wore, the kind of buildings they lived and worked in... More 

Thank youarehere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a museum but set up like an actual town complete with windmills, houses, and real miniature horses. If you've seen "How to Train a Dragon," the setting is similar. It's as if I stepped into the cartoon world. The place is magical with a lot of Danish history to seep in. It's a hands on experience of the Danish... More 

Thank Mariness D
Birkerod, Denmark
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Playa America - 3 cource meal € 7,95, 8,95 and 9,95 buy it! Yoy can't get it better god food and god service and then the bonus! Some restaurant are selling a pint of beer for € 1,00! ernjoy it!

Thank ASGSa
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This museum is a combination of many original old houses in very good condition. You have the possibility to see the materials and architecture of old constructions in Denmark. Moreover, the houses are filled with all the utensils from the old time. The only thing I would prefer is that the building are closer to each other. It's worth spending... More 

Thank Johnny H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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

Thank Daria T
Copenhagen, Denmark
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank citybikeCPH
River Falls, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Pscotter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Flemming M
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Deirdre H
Yao, Japan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nobuko F

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