1864: A whole town, build like in the 19th century when H. C. Andersen lived. Alleys, backyards, gardens, living-quarters and workshops. Girls in the kitchen and grooms in the yard. Visit the baker and the grocer.
1927: Modern times with trade, gas pump, telephone exchange and wall signs. Sidewalks and electrical lamps are a part of the street scene. Visit the ironmonger, who sells everything from nails to tin toys.
1974: The town district from 1974 shows the welfare society of Denmark with travel agency, photo shop and glazier. Follow the construction of a new quarter with shops and flats. Visit the embroidery shop and Paul’s Radio with gramophones and music from the 70’ies.
Historic experiences for children - among others stilts, hoops, treasure hunt and toy museum with 6,000 toys from the beginning of the 19th century and up till the 1960’ies.
Special exhibits Do also visit the art chamber with clocks, silver, porcelain and faience. The Jewellery Box is a unique collection of Danish silver jewellery from the 20th century. At the Danish Poster Museum in Den Gamly By there are exhibits of Danish and International poster art. The exhibits change over the course of the year. Aarhus tells In Den Gamle By you can also see a big exhibition of the history of Aarhus – from the Viking Age to present day. The exhibition takes you through historical environments, film effects, games and acitivities.