Trail of Ancient Times - Open Air Museum Hjerl Hede

Photo: Holstebro Turistbureau
The Open Air Museum Hjerl Hede - the living museum on the moor. Travel back in time and experience the daily life in the country side 150 years ago. Bring the whole family with, see, sense and play. Living rooms and kitchens are populated by volunteers, and work is done at the workshops again. The houses are decorated with original furniture and household utensils. Vinkelgården, Denmark's oldest farmhouse from 1546, is located here at the museum. During the summer holidays and the weeks of advocacy the museum come alive again. The steam train drives a ride on the heden, the horse carriage rocks through the village, and from the baker it smells of freshly baked bread. At Restaurant Skyttegården you can buy breakfast or coffee. Your food basket can be enjoyed in the picnic area at the historic playground. Dogs on a string are welcome.

Hjerlhedevej 14

7830 Vinderup


Phone:9611 5030

At Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede you can experience the past, the history and the atmosphere of the country in past times. Experience the workshops, the shops and the historic environment come alive during the revival in the high season summer and up to Christmas. At the open-air museum you can walk around the exciting old buildings and become part of the story. Here you can see crafts and crafts in the village parent's village. In addition, you can see the cooperative dairy, forest and moss farm museum, country bakery and artisan buildings from when the mechanization started.

The founder, the business man H. P. Hjerl Hansen, was interested in preserving the old craft traditions and customs that he regarded as an important part of Danish cultural heritage. In 1930 he therefore moved Jutland's oldest farm, Vinkelgården, to the heath area of ​​Jutland. In this way he founded the Open Air Museum.

In the food parlor at the historic playground you can eat your brought food. You can also enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Skyttegaarden.

At the open-air museum you can also find a touch screen with tourist attractions, accommodation, maps and more about Holstebro Municipality.


Hjerlhedevej 14

7830 Vinderup



Cultural history

Open Air Museum

Activities for children

Dogs allowed

Service Dogs allowed

Packed lunch permitted

Offers live demonstrations

Museum shop/News stand

Coach park


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Historical museum

Historic vehicles

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VisitNordvestkysten, Holstebro