Time Travel in Den Gamle By

On Thursday evening we will explore the history of global health and take you on a voyage of discovery in Den Gamle By, the very first open-air museum of urban cultural history in the world. Learn more about why water was not safe to drink in the mid-nineteenth century, why smoking tobacco was considered healthy during the same period, and how people with dementia today can relive their adolescence in the 1950s.
The evening will also include a meal in Restaurant Gæstgivergården, which offers beer from Den Gamle By and a modern take on the classic Danish smørrebrød.

DATE: 11 May 2023

PLACE: Den Gamle By, Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C

TIME: 18.00-22.00

PRICE: DKK 300 incl. refreshments, time travel and dinner


Evening programme


Arrival and refreshments


Time Travel - join us and experience history

Team up with peers and go on an exiting and historical voyage of discovery in Den Gamle By, the very first open-air museum of urban cultural history in the world. Learn, experience and discuss.



Enjoy dinner with a modern take on the classic Danish smørrebrød and beer from Den Gamle By (vegetarian style).

About Den Gamle By

Den Gamle By (The Old Town) is a national open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark through three centuries. The museum consists of more than 75 historic houses relocated from all over Denmark. Besides the historic houses and the appartments in the 1974 section, there are more than 34 workshops and shops as well as a pharmacy, a school, a post office, a telephone exchange, a jazzbar and much more. Furthermore the museum has its own theater, the Elsinore Theatre, which is used for opera, chamber concerts, festivals etc. 

Experience Living History through an interactive presentation, where historical tools, activities and costumes are incorporated to tell the story and give the visitors an autentic sense of stepping back in time. Read more about Living History at Den Gamle By. The museum houses a comprehensive national collection of clocks and watches, as well as silverware and delftware at The Gallery of Decorative Arts. Besides that the museum houses furniture, stoves, clothing, bicycles and toys. The museum is under the patronage of the Danish Queen Margrethe II and is a 3-star attraction in Guide Michelin.