Permanent exhibitions

Opening hours

April 18 - June 26
Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun .: 10.00 - 16.00
Man., Us. and Fri .: closed

The exhibition is based on the marvelous Solvogn. With it in focus, we tell about the Bronze Age world of ideas with the Sun as a prerequisite for life and rebirth. The solar car is a unique Bronze Age find in bronze and gold. It is a hollow-molded horse that pulls a sun disk. The horse and the disc stand on the remains of six wheels, and both the horse and the disc have eyelets for attaching the liner. The sun disk is plated with gold with fine patterns in circular motifs.

In the exhibition you can also get acquainted with the project Empire Of The Sun. At a screen you can ban yourself in the result of a collaboration between three countries with a common world-famous cultural heritage in archeology and astronomy. Denmark: Solvognen from Trundholm, Germany: Himmelskiven from Nebra and Sweden: the petroglyphs in Bohuslän, where i.a. are petroglyphs with Sunhorses.

Even in prehistoric times, trade between different areas of Europe was widespread. With these contacts, ideas and beliefs spread, which led to the same religious symbols being found in several places in Europe. 

You will find the touch screen with access to the Empire Of The Sun to the right of the entrance to the exhibition The Land of the Sun.

Museumshaven

In the museum's garden you can find more than 200 species of plants, most of which are medicinal herbs. The six herb beds are kept straight by volunteers, called hatch wives. Behind the herb beds, there are several hives that volunteers from Odsherred's beekeepers' association look after.

In the museum garden there are benches and tables where you can enjoy your food or take a well-deserved rest in quiet surroundings.

At the bottom of the garden there is a large cannon on display. Here you get the story of "The Battle of the Isefjord".

Odsherreds Museum Garden

Museumshaven - The Battle of the Isefjord

In the museum garden you will find the 15 ton cannon from the artillery ship Niels Juel. The cannon was used when Niels Juel responded again when German bombers attacked the ship in the Isefjord on 29 August 1943.

The artillery ship Niels Juel, which was the navy's largest equipped unit, had in the summer months of 1943 carried out a training expedition in the Isefjord, and was in Holbæk Harbor when the telegraph operator at. 04.20 picked up the signal that the fleet's ships should seek Swedish territory or be sunk by their own crews. Niels Juel set course for Hundested, but from land a signal was given that the departure had been mined. The ship had to anchor up and wait for war captain Pontoppidan to come with new orders.

The Germans, however, got the impression that the ship was about to flee towards Sweden, and launched several air strikes. No bombs hit, but still severely damaged the ship. One died of his injuries while four more crew members were injured during the violent German bombings.

The second wave of attacks was answered by Niels Juel, after which the ship turned its bow towards the fjord again. The Germans stopped the air raids and Pontoppidan ordered the ship to anchor at Hundested.

When Pontoppidan had left the ship again, the captain, Commander-in-Chief Carl Westermann, decided to sink Niels Juel in the western part of the Isefjord. It happened at 10.48 with approx. 16 knots speed next to Annebjerggård Hovedgård, where the museum is today housed.

Stories from the summer country

Denne exhibition is temporarily closed updated on March 7, 2022

In the outdoor exhibition "Stories from Sommerlandet" you will be introduced to Odsherred's recent rural history and 100 years of tourism in one of the country's largest holiday home areas.

The exhibition is told through a summer house called "Hjerte Huset". Everywhere in the building there are decorated with hearts, on doors, on shot glass and carved in the back of chairs.