From the open-air-museum

frilandsmuseet hus 62

Frilandsmuseet hus 61 800X567

A couple of houses from the open-air-museum close to Copenhagen. A very nice place to take a walk. All of the houses have been transported in pieces from their original place, and have been rebuild at the museum. There are about 100 buildings to see, and most of them are open, with interior. Sometimes there are theater, market, old dances and other events. It´s very easy to get there, – only problem is to convince the family that looking at old houses (once more) is worth their limited free time.

By the way, here is an older post from “Frilands museet” https://my2008blog.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/old-denmark/

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11 comments so far

  1. thedailyclick on

    Looks very interesting and fun.

  2. isathreadsoflife on

    Beautiful environment to host this open-air museum. I see what you mean by convincing family 😉

    • giiid on

      That is very good to know! I´m not alone 🙂
      Thank you for commenting.

  3. burstmode on

    So these are old, traditional homes? How old?

    • giiid on

      About the first one, nr.62,is written:
      This is a house for a farm worker, which was copyholder at a manor. It isn´t written in my guide how old this house is, but the system of having copyholder was imposed at 1733 and annuled in 1779. This system which meant that the farmers wasn´t allowed leave their village, was made in attempt to avoid their escape. Every landowner had to deliver a certain amount of soldiers, chosen among the workers, and the only way to escape this was to move.

      The other house,nr.61, was made in 1693, originaly as a little house for a soldier,over the years it has expand, in 1835 adding a small appartment for the old parents. The interior is made as it was in 1880.

      There are about 100 buildings at this museum.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Air_Museum_(Kongens_Lyngby)

  4. Nye on

    I like visiting old homes. In the first picture, I wonder if that’s an outhouse connected to the main house.

    • giiid on

      The pictures are showing two different houses, the first one a farmers house, the second one a soldiers house, later on they made it bigger.
      Thank you for asking, Ginger. I´m glad to know that you like old houses, too. My imagination is very lively when I visit these houses, and think about the people who were living here.

  5. Gerry on

    The second one reminds me a little of Anne Hathaway’s house. These are less fussy, and of later vintage, but have the same roofline. I love to visit old buildings. I have tired out many family members . . .

    • giiid on

      Once again you made me go reading interessting stuff on wikipedia! Thanks.
      In my search, I found out that Anne Heatherways house has been copied, and can be seen in Victoria, British Columbia. Being subject to centuries of knowledge in building houses, it can never compare with the real thing, though.

      http://www.victorialodging.com/attraction/anne-hathaways-cottage
      “To meet building code requirements the ceilings had to be raised. And, it should be noted, the original cottage in England didn’t actually have ceilings as the thatched roof was all that existed above peoples’ heads.

  6. invisibleagent on

    What are the interiors like? Do they still have the original furniture?

    I.A.

    • giiid on

      I´ll love to show some of the interior now and then. Everything out there is original. There are about 100 buildings at the museum, divided in different areas, depending of where in the Country the house comes from. Even that Denmark is a small Country, there are a lot of differences between areas. The houses are placed as if they were in natural surroundings, city houses are close together, with small gardens, the farms have more open space, some animals and so on. If possible, the interior is from the house where it is shown, but it has in many cases been too difficult to collect. In this case, interior from other old houses in that particular area has been collected and used.


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