Feel the Presence of History in Odense

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Odense is one of Denmark's oldest cities and you can feel the presence of history everywhere. In our museums you can explore the Iron Age, Viking Age, 18th century farm village life, the Cold War and even what everyday life was like for your grand parents at Tidens Samling.

We recommend that you visit our city museum Møntergården and the open air museums The Funen Village and Odin's Odense (18th century and Iron Age / Viking Age respectively). If after that you are still in the mood for a dose of history we have several additional history themed museums - you can find them in the list below.

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Hans Christian Andersen

Attractions

Odense City Museum Møntergaarden

Møntergården – museum of all agesIn 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. Three exhibitions promise wonderful experiences. The newest building (2013) houses...

The Funen Village

In the Funen open-air museum - with rural structures from the 18th and 19th century - a complete village environment has been recreated, with half-timbered buildings, fences and farm animals, a village pond and a village street. The entire village is surrounded by cultivated land. The muse...

Odin's Odense - Iron Age and Viking Age

Discover our living past in a village that shows life in the Iron Age and the Viking Age. In Odin's Odense you can try for yourself what life was like when the Iron Age became a Viking age!

The Danish Railway Museum

Nostalgia and memories at the Danish Railway Museum In the middle of Odense, just besides the railway station, the museum houses an authentic roundho...

Tidens Samling, Museum of Everyday Life in the 20th Century

The museum Tidens Samling has two exhibitions: a permanent and a special exhibition. The permanent exhibition has nine period living rooms, each repr...

Odense Bunker Museum

Come and experience the 450 m2 large nuclear bunker that formerly housed Odense Municipality's command center. It was the place where the mayor and ke...

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, ...

The History of Odense

Raids, religion and regicide

Vikings are an important part of both Danish and world history with their many raids, settlements and trade. The first attacks on England and the offi...

The 5 most interesting churches in Odense

Odense has many beautiful churches, do not miss Odense Cathedral with its dramatic history, Sct. Hans' Church with the outside pulpit, Bellinge Church...

Top attractions in Odense for history geeks

Do you love history? Getting to know what made a city to what it is today? Or just getting to know the historical scandals? Odense has plenty of histo...

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