A City Museum in Urban Space

Viborg Museum in the building of the High Court will be a city museum. A city museum telling the stories of the dramatic historical events that have played out in Viborg. Viborg was the unofficial capital of Jutland for hundreds of years and this position makes Viborg unique. The city museum will take as its point of departure the year 1018 where a settlement began to form at Søndersø. From there the Museum's exhibits will envelop you in the city's remarkable and momentous history covering more than a thousand years.

The Museum is not intended to replace the National Museum. Rather, by working from the distinctively local, we aim to convey the immediate history in a wider perspective. By anchoring the local history in the national, the Museum will be relevant for (). Kings, churches, rights and democracy are matters concerning us all, and their history shaped us all.

When you leave the new Viborg Museum and move into the urban space with its historical squares, streets, and courtyards, the experience will not be over. The Museum will have gone on ahead and related history where it actually happened. We will take advantage of the enormous potential of situated history. This is why you can experience