In the museum’s prehistory exhibitions, visitors experience stories and artefacts from Denmark and the surrounding world. Join us in a tour of the evolution of Man and experience the people and life, as it was lived in the Stone Age, Bronze, Iron and Viking Ages.
They were people like you and I. Constantly searching for new hunting grounds while defying the limits of human survival in nature. At the end of the Ice Age, they looked to the North and began to roam. Come close to the first people of the Stone Age in Moesgaard Museum’s Stone Age exhibition
People of the sun: 1700 – 500 BC
Meet the people of the Bronze Age. They built enormous burial mounds, worshipped the sun and were knowledgeable astronomers. Join them as they embark on hazardous trading voyages, and meet the family buried in oak coffins in the Borum Eshøj barrow
At the edge of the bog: 500 BC – AD 800
By the bog, midway between land and water, witness the offerings the people of the Iron Age made in hope of good fortune. Visit Grauballe Man – the world’s best preserved bog body, touch the griffins on the famous Gundestrup cauldron and be astonished by the dead warriors from Alken Enge.
Experience the battle of Illerup Ådal: 205 AD
An enemy army arrives at the coast. Follow their advance, experience one of the greatest battles in the history of the Iron Age and witness the huge offering of weapons by the victorious army. Take a tour of the treasury where you will meet the people who held power in the Iron Age.
Go on a voyage with the Vikings: AD 800 – 1066
Follow the Vikings through the narrow, smoke-filled streets of Aros, Aarhus in the Viking Age. Steer your own ship across the open seas and through the fjords to the mountains of Norway or follow the rivers to exotic Constantinople.
The medieval exhibition is about Denmark in the time from c. 1050 to 1536. A time when the country opened up to European influences, towns developed as centres for trade and crafts, churches and monasteries were founded and fortresses and strongholds were constructed. It was also a time of great crises, including the Black Death, which struck the land in 1350 and led to the death of one in three of the population.