Moesgaard Museum

Højbjerg, Denmark
Architects
Henning Larsen
Address
Moesgård Allé 15, 8270, Højbjerg, Denmark
Year
2014

Moesgaard Museum is a popular destination for museum enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The new museum building is the venue for world-class prehistoric and ethnographic exhibitions. Situated in the undulating landscape south of Aarhus, the museum constitutes a unique trinity of nature, culture, and history.
Moesgaard Museum's sloping roof, landscaped with grass and moss, makes the museum a striking icon in its historical setting. In the summer months, the roof is used as a theater stage, cycling track, and Viking market. In the winter, after a fall of snow, the steep roof is the most popular tobogganing slope in the area. The diverse use of the museum far exceeds our expectations. As an invitation from prehistoric times, the museum beckons visitors to come inside and explore the exhibition halls – designed as terraces that open up to reveal their secrets, like the strata of an archaeological excavation. After Moesgaard Museum moved into its new premises, the number of visitors has increased to more than half a million per year.

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