Odense City Museums and the archaeology on Funen
Odense City Museums is responsible for the archaeological excavations in 20
of the 32 counties on the island of Funen. This amounts to about 50 excavations
every year. The archaeology department is managed by four curators.
As far as archaeological exhibitions goes the history dates back to the beginning
of the 19th century. Odense City Museums was the first in the world to chronologically
arrange an exhibit in a stone age, bronze age and iron age part. To day the
exhibitions are located at the manor house Hollufgaard at the southeast outskirts
of Odense. Here visitors can see finds in a regular exhibit and in the open
storage where the best finds from Funen are displayed in 60 large show cases.