Museums in Odense

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Did you know that Odense is the city with the most museums outside the metropolitan area? From Vikings to women's fashion, from skeletons to the composer Carl Nielsen and our world-famous poet Hans Christian Andersen. You can easily spend several days in Odense if museums are your thing.

Museums in the city centre

These museums you can easily visit on foot in Odense city centre. The next museum is never more than 15 minutes away and the only limit to what you can experience in a day is yourself.

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Green ExperienceHans Christian Andersen House
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Hans Christian Andersen House

H.C. Andersen's House - a world you think you know - Visit the popular Hans Christian Andersen House in the historic quarter.

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Hans C. Andersen's Childhood Home

In Munkemøllestræde, close to the Odense Cathedral, the river and the Fairytale Garden, you will find the little yellow half-timbered house where Hans Christian Andersen lived with his parents from th...

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The Danish Railway Museum
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The Danish Railway Museum

The Danish Railway Museum is located in the centre of Odense and is an ideal destination for the whole family. Feel the history as you get up close and personal with the large locomotives and beautifu...

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Art Museum Brandts in Odense
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Art Museum Brandts in Odense

At Art Museum Brandts, you can quickly spend a whole day among the masters of the past as well as the talents of contemporary art.

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Green ExperienceOdense City Museum Møntergaarden
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Odense City Museum Møntergaarden

In the heart of Odense's historic district is Møntergården – a cultural oasis comprising lovely courtyards and beautiful buildings from the 16th century to the present day.

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Kramboden (The old Store)
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Kramboden (The old Store)

Kramboden is situated in a listed merchants house from the 16th century. Now as before this museum shop is a real shop with a good range of antiques, NOS (new old stock) or good museum copies.

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Museum of Everyday Life in the 20th Century

Tidens Samling is an everyday museum of fashion, design and interior decoration in the 20th century. There are two exhibitions, the permanent one and a special exhibition.

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Histotoriet - Children's Museum
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Histotoriet - Children's Museum

Your next adventure could be at the Histotorium museum! The Histotorium is a place to explore for children in connection with the museum staff. Our museusm is unique when it comes to quirky play machi...

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Children's Backyard
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Children's Backyard

Explore a 19th century's children's backyard! - You are allowed to try and touch everything!

The children's backyard is a small part of the city museum, Møntergården, where a portion of an original b...

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The Funen Military History Museum
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The Funen Military History Museum

At the Funen Military History Museum, you can dive into the Funen war history, the history of the Funen soldiers, the Funen resistance movement and the Funen Home Guard. The story of the Funen militar...

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Carl Nielsen Museum
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Carl Nielsen Museum

Denmark's most famous composer came from humble beginnings. As a composer, Carl Nielsen constantly pushed the boundaries. The result was bold symphonies and compositions, but also songs that have beco...

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Museums outside the city centre

To visit these  museums you need  a bicycle, a car or perhaps you can test the Odense Light Rail. But we promise it's worth the trip.

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Green ExperienceThe Funen Village - Open Air Museum
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The Funen Village - Open Air Museum

The Funen Village focuses on past experiences of living circularly and in closer harmony with nature, and how the past can inspire sustainability in everyday life today.

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Odin's Odense - Iron Age and Viking Age

Join us for an adventure at the Iron Age Village of Odin's Odense, a unique ancient environment that brings 2,000 years of history to life!

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Odense Bunker Museum
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Odense Bunker Museum

Would you like to explore a fully intact 450 m2 nuclear bunker from the 1950s?

This bunker has been restored to pristine condition and includes a majority of the original artefacts from the cold war ...

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