Øm Monastery Museum

The Monastic Museum of Denmark is situated scenically between the lakes of Mossø and Gudensø in Jutland. Visitors at the museum can look at the ruins of the most thoroughly excavated monastery from the Middle Ages in Denmark called Øm in Danish. In latin the name was Cara Insula or in English The Precious Island. The museum exhibit many of the finds and skeletons discovered in the course of the archaeological digs.

The Museum Garden
The Garden in The Monastic Museum of Denmark contains 60-70 species of cultivated plants and herbs an average number of what one could expect to find in a Danish monastic garden during the Middle Ages.

The garden was established in 1925 and is Denmark's oldest established monastic garden. It is made up of 63 rectangular beds that contain both medicinal herbs and herbs for cooking. Herbs like mint and thyme have mainly been used to give food taste and colour but also to strengthen the body.

Listen to 1001 stories about Øm Monastery here:

http://www.kulturarv.dk/1001fortaellinger/da_DK/klosterhaven-i-oem

 

http://www.kulturarv.dk/1001fortaellinger/da_DK/munkekanalen

 

http://www.kulturarv.dk/1001fortaellinger/da_DK/oem-kloster-museum

 

Opening hours

01/05/2017 - 20/10/2017 Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission Price

Adults

40.00 DKK - 40.00 DKK

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Contact

Address

Munkevej 8
8680 Ry

Phone

+45 86898194

Facilities

  • Facilities

    • Coach park
    • Museum shop/News stand
    • Packed lunch permitted
  • Subjects of the collections

    • Cultural history
    • Botany

Transport

Coordinates

Longitude : 9.7501565999
Latitude : 56.0523299