Frilandsmuseet

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Frilandsmuseet
Copenhagen open air museum.jpg
Established 1897
Location Lyngby, Denmark
Type Open air museum
Visitors 264,805 (2007)[1]
Website Frilandsmuseet

Frilandsmuseet (English: The Open Air Museum) is an open air museum in Lyngby at the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. Opened in 1897 and covering 40 hectares, it is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in the world.[2]

It is a department under the Danish National Museum and is part of the research done on agricultural history

Buildings[edit]

The museum features more than 100 buildings from rural environments and dating from 1650-1950. All buildings are original and have been moved piece by piece from their original location save a windmill that is still found in its original location.

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The museum contains rural buildings from all regions of Denmark, including many of the small and remote Danish islands like Bornholm, Læsø. Represented are also buildings from the Faroe Islands, as well as the former Danish possessions of Southern Schleswig in Germany and Scania and Halland in Sweden. The distribution demonstrates how life has been adapted to regional living conditions and availability of materials. Buildings include a farmhouse from the island of læsø thatched with kelp

Represented in the collection are also all social living conditions, from a manor house to a poorhouse, different types of buildings like farms, mills and workshops, and numerous professions..

The museum include six mills including a post mill from 1662. Some of the mills are regularly operated by a guild of volunteers.

Surroundings[edit]

The grounds of the museum also features 25 historic gardens and cultural landscapes and livestock of old Danish breeds. The gardens and animals are displayed in connection with the socially and geographically corresponding buildings.

Access[edit]

The museum has free admission and can be reached directly by bus number 184 from Nørreport Station in central Copenhagen or by S-train to Sorgenfri station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Attraktionsstatistikken 2007 - top50. 25 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Frilandsmuseet". MIK. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

Coordinates: 55°47′10″N 12°29′32″E / 55.7861°N 12.4923°E / 55.7861; 12.4923