Museums Walk (Self Guided), Aarhus

Aarhus is a great place to visit museums, home to a variety of large ones, including Den Gamle By, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum and more. You can discover a lot about the history and culture of Denmark. Don’t hesitate to spend time visiting Aarhus’ wonderful museums.
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Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Museums Walk
Guide Location: Denmark » Aarhus (See other walking tours in Aarhus)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Natural History Museum
  • Steno Museum
  • Kvindemuseet i Danmark
  • Viking Museum
  • Aarhus Kunstbygning
  • Den Gamle By (The Old Town)
Natural History Museum

1) Natural History Museum (must see)

The Natural History Museum, located in University Park, is the second largest museum of this type in Denmark. The museum’s exhibitions include The Coral Sea, Danish Landscapes, Danish Animals and The African Savannah. It is open daily.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Steno Museum

2) Steno Museum (must see)

The Steno Museum was named after Nicolas Steno, a Danish specialist in anatomy and geology. It is dedicated to science and medicine. The museum includes a planetarium and an herb garden.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Kvindemuseet i Danmark

3) Kvindemuseet i Danmark (must see)

The Women's Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of women in Danish culture. Situated in the former Aarhus City Hall, it was founded in 1982. It houses temporary and permanent exhibits pertaining to the history of feminism in Denmark. There is a café and bakery at Kvindemuseet.

Opening hours: Tuesday -Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Wednesday until 8 pm; Sunday- 10 am to 4 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Viking Museum

4) Viking Museum (must see)

The Viking Museum, located beneath the Nordea bank building, is built upon the site of an archaeological excavation, 3 m below street level, which revealed various Viking Age structures, items, and parts of a human skeleton. The museum provides information regarding the history of the Vikings, as well as replicas of items on display at the Moesgaard Museum, located near Aarhus. After a period of renovation, the museum reopened during the Aarhus Viking Town Market on May 24, 2008.
The museum is administered by the Moesgård Museum and financed by both Aarhus Municipality and Nordea and there is no entry fee.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Aarhus Kunstbygning

5) Aarhus Kunstbygning (must see)

Aarhus Kunstbygning or the Aarhus Art Building is an art museum. It has 1000 square meters of exhibition halls making it one of Denmark’s largest and significant venues for contemporary art. On display are solo exhibitions, thematic exhibitions, special exhibitions for the youth and dialogue exhibitions between Danish and foreign artists covering all fields of artwork from painting and sculpture to photography, film and video.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Wednesday: 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Den Gamle By (The Old Town)

6) Den Gamle By (The Old Town) (must see)

The Old Town (Den Gamle By) is an open-air village museum consisting of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships throughout the country. In 1914 the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture, and to this day it remains one of just a few top rated Danish museums outside Copenhagen serving some 3.5 million visitors pr. year.

The buildings are organized into a small village of structures originally erected between 1550 and the late 1800s.The oldest structure is a storage house from Aalborg from c. 1550 and the youngest is a garden pavilion from the 1909 Country Exhibit in Aarhus.The Mayor's House is one of the most significant Danish half-timbered renaissance buildings with many unique architectural features. The Old Town has inspired similar projects in other Scandinavian cities; both Bergen, Norway and Turku, Finland have subsequently erected similar open air museums.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Aarhus, Denmark

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Aarhus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Galleries Walk

Art Galleries Walk

There are many great art galleries in Aarhus. Its galleries offer solo exhibitions, themed exhibitions, joint exhibitions, featuring the works of beginning and professional artists, Danish and international artists. Discover Aarhus' best art galleries in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Southern Aarhus Tour

Southern Aarhus Tour

Southern Aarhus offers great opportunities for sightseeing. You can see the summer residence of the Danish Royal family, the magnificent Marselisborg Palace, the charming Memorial Park and many other attractions. Discover the beautiful sites of southern Aarhus in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

Aarhus offers a variety of eye-catching historical and modern architecture, including numerous buildings designed by famous Danish architect Hack Kampmann. Don’t hesitate to spend a few hours discovering the beautiful architecture Aarhus has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Cultural Venues

Cultural Venues

This tour will guide you to Aarhus’ most significant cultural sites. The numerous performance venues, museums and theaters reveal the city’s vibrant cultural life. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the great attractions in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historical Churches Tour

Historical Churches Tour

Aarhus churches provide a good insight into Denmark’s cultural and religious heritage. This tour reveals Danish churches of various architectural styles, all charming in their own way. The two major historical churches in Aarhus are Aarhus Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the magnificent churches Aarhus has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.3 Km or 5.2 Miles
Aarhus Introduction Walking Tour

Aarhus Introduction Walking Tour

Situated on the east coast of the Danish Jutland peninsula, the ancient city of Aarhus is a true open-air museum displaying a rich collection of centuries-old timbered buildings and contemporary structures. The historic Sankt Clemens Bridge, the Aarhus Cathedral with its medieval frescoes, the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, and of course the beautiful Agnete and the Merman fountain are just a few local...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles