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Current opening hours
10 April to 25 June
Monday 5 June at 10.00-16.00
Kalundborg Medieval Festival
Get up close to history in Kalundborg Højby on the 18th-20th. August.
History, culture and exciting events
Kalundborg Museum has a special focus on the Middle Ages in Kalundborg. The museum itself is located in Lindegården, which is an attraction in itself - the former noble farm is one of Denmark's best-preserved apartment buildings from the Renaissance and more recent times. Lindegården is built on the remains of King Valdemar Atterdag's city wall from the Middle Ages.
Kalundborg is one of Europe's very few cities with two castles from the Middle Ages: Vestborgen and Østborgen / Kalundborg Castle. The castle housed the national archives from approx. 1380 to 1582. At that time the city was Denmark's administrative capital.
The museum is a good starting point for a walk in Højbyen - the country's best-preserved urban environment from the Middle Ages of 90 hectares, which includes both Vestborgen and Vor Frue Kirke, which with its five towers is Scandinavia's most unique contribution to European church architecture.
You can experience that
At Kalundborg Museum you can see what Kalundborg looked like in the Middle Ages in the model city, get an impression of Højbyen and walk around Denmark's only cultural botanical garden with medicinal herbs that have been collected exclusively in the city and have survived here since the Middle Ages.
In the garden is Denmark's second oldest mulberry tree from approx. 1750 and looks like a giant bonsai.
See exhibitions about crusades, the bomber Mad Money II and the Crusader wallpaper - woven by local weavers. In the ancient exhibition, we show objects from the Stone Age and the Viking manor seat at Tissø.
The museum also houses changing special exhibitions about Kalundborg throughout history.
We have a well-stocked one museum shop with delicious crafts, gift items and handicrafts. Here we also sell drinks. Parking is free, and you are welcome to eat brought food at the tables in the museum garden or in the courtyard.
See all permanent exhibitions og all special exhibitions
Download guide for a walk in Højbyen in 60 minutes
Kalundborg Museum has a museum association. You can read more about the association, as well as which other associations can be found at Museum Vestsjælland's other departments, by clicking on the link below.
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