Frilandmuseet is one place that is easy to miss when you set up a guide to the trip to Denmark as it is outside the conventional tourist circuit of Copenhagen. The truth is that this open-air museum is one of the most interesting museums in the country since the place invites you to meet with the history, architecture and the Danish culture. The museum is also considered one of the largest open-air museums in the world with 40 hectares surrounded by animals, ancient buildings and vegetation.
How to get the museum?
The museum is located half an hour north of the capital, Copenhagen in the municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk. From Copenhagen Central Station, København H. there are two train lines (S-Train) line A and line E with stop in the Sorgenfri station. When leaving the station following the signs you have to walk about 10 minutes to the museum door.
What to see in the museum?
Like most museums of its kind, when you enter through the entrance door, you immediately enter the rural past of the country: farms, animal corrals, horse-drawn carts, old huts, mills, people wearing historical clothes, are some of the things that we can see.
Walking through the museum, one goes traveling through the history of Denmark, understanding by means of signs and buildings how people lived and worked in past centuries.
The visit can be done freely entering stables, mills in operation, craftsmen’s homes, blacksmiths, carpenters, shoemakers, among other interesting places. There are also explanations, shows and free guided tours if you want to deepen a little bit more on the subject.
The museum has about 100 buildings and each place you enter tells a story through the elements displayed there, transporting us magically to past centuries. Everything is armed and designed to emulate as much as possible to a small Danish rural town, going through four centuries of history with buildings dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
The visit is about half day
Easter: 29 March – 2 April,10 am to 4 pm
1 May – 30 June, 10 am to 4 pm
1 July – 12 August, 10 am to 5 pm
14 August – 21 October, 10 am to 4 pm
Christmas: December 1 -2 + 8 and 9, 10 am to 4 pm
Mondays closed except for 2 April , 21 May and 15 October
Address: Kongevejen 100 DK-2800 Lyngby