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WELCOME TO
GRAM CLAY PIT

Natural history
and palaeontology

Winter Closed

Explore life
in the Gram Sea

Gram Clay Pit is both a palaeontology museum and a clay pit, which is an opening down in the ancient, 10 million year-old seabed.

Fascinating fossils of life in the former ocean are just waiting to be discovered here.

See fossilised skeletons of extinct whales and the remains of giant sharks in the museum’s exhibition – along with a large collection of fossils of smaller marine animals that all once lived in the Gram Sea.

Go fossil hunting in the Clay Pit yourself and help the museum by digging for exciting fossils that may provide us with new information about the ancient sea.

Parking

There is free unlimited parking next to the museum, including parking space for coaches.

Food and drink

The museum café is brimming with light refreshments to satisfy minor cravings, cake, ice cream, hot and cold beverages, all of which you can enjoy either inside the café or in the cosy atrium.

If you bring your own food, there are trestle tables outside at your disposal.

In July and August, you can buy a Fossil Hunter Box – a children’s packed lunch ready to bring on a fossil hunt.

With an annual pass for Museum Sønderjylland, you get a discount in the shop and café.

If you are hungry for more, we recommend that you visit Gram Castle, just 1.5 km from the museum. Show your museum ticket at the door and get a 25 DKK discount in Gram Castle’s restaurant.

Guided tours

During opening hours on weekdays: DKK 850 + entrance fee.

During opening hours at weekends: DKK 1350 + entrance fee.

Inquiries regarding booking of guided tours, please contact gram@msj.dk.

Please notice that you have to book your guided tour 2 weeks before.

Childcare institutions and educational establishments can visit the museum on their own and free of charge (although prior booking is required).

Accessibility

The museum is located in a new building, which is fully accessible and equipped with a disabled toilet.

If you use a wheelchair or walk with difficulty, you can park close to the entrance after which you have unhindered access to the whole museum.

The clay pit is difficult to access in a wheelchair. It is possible, however, in a wheelchair, to get right up to the pavilion at the edge of the clay pit.

From there it is possible to be close to the people digging and thus take part in the experience.

Infants

The museum and the pavilion in the clay pit are accessible with a pram.

Baby changing facilities are next to the toilets.

Dogs

Dog are allowed in the museum and the clay pit if they are kept on a leash.

Please remember to pick up after your dog.

Visit us

Gram Clay Pit - Palaeontology
Lergravsvej 2
6510 Gram
Denmark

E-mail: gram@msj.dk
Tlf.: 65 37 08 06

 

Opening hours

April - October:
Monday - sunday 10am - 5pm

November - March:
Closed

Tickets

Adults - museum only: DKK 85

Children (under 18): DKK 40

Children aged 0-6: free

Students: 20% discount

Club members: free

Groups of 10 or more: 20% discount per person