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 exhibition the best fossils found in the quarry are presented.
Adults: DKK 95
Children 6-17 years: DKK 45
Children 0-5 years: Free
Go fossile hunting on your own – you can rent a hammer and chisel in the museum shop for DKK 50.
Buy also a booklet which will help you to identify what you have found for DKK 30
Faxe Limestone Quarry is open to the public. Entrance at your own risk.
Due to security reasons, is all forms of motorised vehicles in the quarry not allowed.
Due to unstable conditions, it is only advisable to enter the quarry on foo
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!