Not the typical dull city museum with dusty artifacts, of which we've seen too many, this museum traces Odense's history back to the Viking era and has a number of half-timbered houses from the 1500s and 1600s you can actually walk through. In a snug little alleyway off the main courtyard stands a row of workmen's cottages from the same period. The museum is particularly rich in artifacts from the Middle Ages, and there are interiors from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as exhibits that go right up to the 1950s. In the Nyborgladen -- the open storehouse of the museum -- there are thousands of items exemplifying everyday life from the Middle Ages to the present day. These artifacts cover a vast range, with exhibits from the Middle Ages, including church carvings, rare archaeological digs unearthed on Funen, and rooms filled with period furnishings, mostly from the 19th century, and even church carvings. The exceptional coin collection spans the millennium, showcasing such rare numismatic items as coins minted during the Danish rule over Estonia.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Bymuseet Møntegården (Odense City Museum)
Ask Odense Locals about Bymuseet Møntegården (Odense City Museum)
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