The Moesgaard Museum in Denmark-The exhibitions at Moesgaard focus on people. Regardless of whether you go exploring in the special exhibitions, in the ethnographic exhibition or visit our permanent ancient exhibitions, our ambition is that you should always experience getting close to the people the exhibition is about. Who has held the exhibited objects in hand and how do they live or have lived.
The foyer - the first exhibition room
The first exhibition space you encounter at the museum is the foyer with the central staircase. The stairs lead up or down to the museum's exhibitions, which are spread over several levels. Here you can arrange to meet, or sit and rest and reflect. The staircase is divided into two sections - the evolution staircase at the bottom and the origin staircase at the top.
Delve into the past
The evolution staircase leads down to the museum's ancient exhibitions, which include exhibitions on the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Viking Age and the Middle Ages.
Under the stairs is also the museum's exhibition laboratory, where you can experience smaller, changing exhibitions, which are primarily created by researchers and students from Aarhus University.
The Evolution Staircase - meet the family
On the stairs you can meet your whole family. In other words, the human species we living humans - Homo sapiens - are descendants of.
Seven human species stand on the stairs and watch your progress. In collaboration with the Center for Biocultural History at Aarhus University and the world-famous Kennis brothers from the Netherlands, we have created a completely unique collection of seven reconstructed hominins – human species.
From 3.2 million year-old Lucy found in Ethiopia for the Koelbjerg Man from the Stone Age – the oldest skeleton found in Denmark. The seven lifelike figures are anatomically correct reconstructions of our ancestors. They were made by the Kennis brothers based on the latest research into the bone finds that have been made over time around the world.
Look your ancestors in the eyes as you move down the stairs. At the foot of the stairs you enter the ancient exhibitions, where you can discover the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Viking Age and the Middle Ages.