Geomuseum Faxe

Geomuseum Faxe

Photo: Geomuseum Faxe

Travel back 63 million years in time when Denmark was covered by a deep sea and a large coral reef thrived where Faxe is located today.

Faxe Limestone Quarry is not just Denmark's largest man-made hole; it is also the site of the world's oldest fossilized cold-water coral reef. This unique historical background creates the setting for an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Faxe Kalkbrud

Photo:Gitte Skovgaard Kristensen

Fossil Hunting for everyone

At Geomuseum Faxe, you and your loved ones can become paleontologists for a day. Go on a fossil hunting adventure in the calcium-rich area where you can search with your own hands or with a hammer and chisel for fossils from the myriad of creatures that once inhabited the ancient coral reef – from sea crocodiles and sharks to crabs and snails. Everything you find, you can take home or choose to have displayed in the museum. It's a rare and unique opportunity to touch history.

Fossiljagt Faxe Kalkbrud

Photo:Mads Tolstrup

Incredible exhibitions

In addition to fossil hunting, Geomuseum Faxe offers exciting exhibitions where you can delve into the history of the Faxe Limestone Quarry and the dramatic geological story that has shaped the area. Experience beautiful animations and the most exquisite fossils, which bring the fossilized coral reef back to life. The museum also presents the exhibition "A Land of Lime and Chalk," where local photographer Rudi Hemmingsen, with his impressive photographs, portrays Faxe Limestone Quarry as well as other geological wonders.

Photo:Mads Tolstrup

Geomuseum Faxe

Photo:Mads Tolstrup

Guided tours and events

For adventure enthusiasts, Geomuseum Faxe offers guided tours that not only focus on geology but also the cultural-historical aspect of the limestone quarry. These tours are designed for everyone, conducted at a pace that allows all participants to keep up. Furthermore, there's an opportunity to organize group tours with a personal guide for a tailored experience

Practical information

Geomuseum Faxe welcomes everyone - young and old, including wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments. The entry prices are affordable, with special offers for children, making it an ideal family outing. The museum hosts special events throughout the year, ensuring there's always something new for visitors to return to. All the information can be found on the website.