Frilandsmuseet

This outdoor museum, which was first established in 1897, has almost every kind of rural Danish home conceivable. The Nationalmuseet presently manages it since it was moved from its original location in Copenhagen, next to Rosenberg Slot, to its current location in 1901. At Frilandsmuseet, there are about 100 buildings that are grouped together and showcase rural architecture. These buildings vary in size from small cottages to large manor houses, and many of them have period-appropriate furnishings and decorations. The collection, which comprises windmills, fishermen’s cottages, peasant huts, a post mill (with functioning sails), and a smithy, should take visitors a full day to explore (kitted out with irons and a hearth). Some employees do pottery and textile weaving demonstrations while dressed in period attire. By the Frilandsmuseet’s northern entrance, Brede Værk is likewise accessible with the same ticket. This former textile mill has been kept as an industrial hamlet with residences and a school. It was shut down in 1956.

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