At Geomuseum Faxe we are taking you 63 million years back in time.
Then, the whole of Denmark was covered by sea, and a lush coral reef grew where Faxe is today. The coral reef was host to a variety of life. Snails, crabs, bivalves and sea urchins inhabited the surface of the reef, and sharks, nautiloids and crocodiles patrolled the waters above it.
Geomuseum Faxe sits right on the edge of Faxe limestone quarry, and the new permanent exhibition “Denmarks Fossil Coral Reef” takes you back to when the coral reef was alive.
In the new exhibition the best fossils found in the quarry are presented.
252 million years ago, life on Earth was dominated by extraordinary creatures – Permian Monsters.
The Permian era ended with a mass extinction that destroyed 90 % of all life and paved the way for the Earth’s next great rulers, the dinosaurs.
Meet the ancestors of the dinosaurs from this mysterious time period in our fascinating and family-friendly exhibition.
It is the first time this fantastic exhibition can be seen in Denmark.
Come and experience full-size models, skeletons and castings of fossils.
You can see the terrible saber-toothed predators of the past, huge dragonflies, and bizarre-looking sharks.
Adults: DKK 95
Students & seniors: DKK 80
Children 6-17 years: DKK 30
Children 0-5 years: free
Go fossile hunting on your own – you can rent a hammer and chisel in the museum shop for DKK 25.
Buy also a booklet which will help you to identify what you have found for DKK 25
Faxe Limestone Quarry is open to the public. Entrance at your own risk.
Due to security reasons, Geomuseum Faxe advises against all forms of motorised vehicles in the quarry.
Due to unstable conditions, it is only advisable to enter the quarry on foot
From Køge St. take the local train to Faxe Syd Station. From here, it is 1,8 kilometres to the museum – walk or take the bus. See the travel planner Rejseplanen for details.
Geomuseum Faxe is closer than you think. It is only 1 hour by car from Copenhagen City Square. And free parking!