Odense City Museum Møntergaarden
Take a walk in the past
Møntergården – museum of all ages
In 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 “Fyn – midt i verden” (Funen - Centre of the Universe) exhibition, which presents an interpretation of Danish and world history from a Funen perspective. Here, the past is brought into the present with a cornucopia of scenographic effects, lots of sound, light and video clips and an interactive game square.
Falk Gøyes Gård (1646) provides the setting for the “Byens Liv – Odense i Middelalder og renæssance” (Life of the City - Odense in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) exhibition, and in the almshouses “Pernille Lykkes Boder” (Pernille Lykke’s Dwellings) (1617), you will find interiors from the 17th century and the years from 1935–45 respectively.
Experience history with all senses
The children's museum is for history-loving children between the ages of 4 and 11, and is a brand new way of discovering the past, making it even more exciting. Everything must be touched and tested in the two exhibitions.
Histotoriet is the quaint and educational house with genuine museum artifacts for inquisitive children. The children's backyard is a mini town environment in 1890 with a carpentry shop, an apartment, a water pump, chickens, dress up clothes and other fun stuff.
The children's museum at Møntergården offers many exciting activities the second weekend of each month and extra activities during all vacations. Visit montergarden.dk/en/ to see what is planned.
You are very welcome to enjoy your picnic in the atmospheric courtyards.
Please note that opening hours may differ during holidays, visit our website for details.