Moesgaard Museum is situated at the manor of Moesgaard south of Aarhus on the border of the Marselis Forest. It is a local museum with a special collection of archaeology and ethnography, and it is the largest cultural-historical provincial museum in the country.
The main part of the archaeological collections is Danish, but the museum also owns a sizable archaeological collection from Bahrain and other places from the area around the Persian Gulf.
Apart from the extensive collections, the museum has an ’Ancient Path’ with reconstructed prehistoric houses and burial sites. The biggest attraction of the museum is the Man from Grauballe (Grauballemanden), which is a more than 2000 year old bog body. He is a part of the museum’s permanent exhibition, which also includes a section for ‘Denmark’s Stone Age’, ‘Illerup Aadal’ and the ‘Rune Stone Collection’.
Moesgaard Museum works in close cooperation with the Institute of Archaeology, Anthropology and Linguistics at Aarhus University, which is partly situated at Moesgaard.