Aalborg Historical Museum

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Aalborg Historical Museum (Danish: Aalborg Historiske Museum) is a historical and cultural museum in the city of Aalborg in Denmark. The museum was established in 1863 and is now part of The Historical Museum of Northern Jutland.

History[edit]

The Aalborg Historical Museum was organized to explain the history of the city and the surrounding region for the past 1000 years. It was established in 1863, making it one of the earliest provincial museums in Denmark. The present museum was constructed in 1878 and expanded in the early 1890s to house the growing collection of items from the region's earliest inhabitants to modern times.

The museum has a large collection of clothing and textiles items from the 18th century to the present.

In the 1950s Aalborg Historical Museum, conducted a series of archaeological excavations at Iron Age and Viking sites in the area, including Lindholm Høje, resulting ultimately in the museum at Lindholm Høje.

Of particular interest is the Aalborgstue display claimed to be 'The best preserved middle class Renaissance interior' in Denmark.

Recent history[edit]

In 1994 and 1995 the museum conducted excavations at the site of the Greyfriars Friary in central Aalborg. The excavations resulted in the creation of the "in situ" underground Gråbrødrekloster Museum.

In 2004 several organizations banded together to form The Historical Museum of Northern Jutland. The museum system is administered by a 12 member committee made of members from the constituent organizations which make up the museum. These include: the Museum Society of Hadsund, the Museum Society for Hals Kommune, the Aalborg History Association, the North Jutland Association of Archaeology for Jutland, the Historical Community of Himmerland and Kjaer District, and the Cultural Historic Society of North Jutland. The umbrella organization coordinates research, outreach programs, educational programs, as well as manages the many properties in North Jutland which have been preserved by the various organizations.

The Aalborg Historical Museum has rotating exhibitions from its large collections and is particularly noted for its fine silver and glass collections.

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Coordinates: 57°2′53.30″N 9°55′4″E / 57.0481389°N 9.91778°E / 57.0481389; 9.91778