Organisation profile

Organisation profile

ROMU is a regional museum of cultural history, approved by the Ministry of Culture. The museum covers the municipalities of Frederikssund, Lejre and Roskilde on central Zealand, with 10 exhibition sites. ROMU is also home to RAGNAROCK, the nation-wide museum of pop, rock and youth culture.

ROMU handles the antiquarian responsibility for both archaeology and modern history according to the Museum Act for the above-mentioned municipalities, as well as Egedal municipality.

ROMU is conducting research in the fields of archaeology, history, and conservation. Topics included in our current research strategy are:

  • Roskilde fjord as a crossroad of cultural history
  • Lejre as a residential site during late iron age
  • The medieval town of Roskilde
  • Death in the historical landscape
  • Democracy and citizenship
  • Migration and the development of the welfare state
  • Threat scenarios – cold war, climate and covid 19
  • Religion, beliefs, and practices
  • Youth and subcultures
  • Climate change, objects of cultural heritage and mould growth

ROMU participates in research collaborations with other museums and universities and participates in international research networks. ROMU contributes to the education of researchers through PhD projects.


  • Arkæologi (Den arkæologiske videnskab 90.72; Forhistorisk arkæologi 91.1; Bibelsk arkæologi 22.08; Primitive folkeslag 59.5)
  • Kulturhistorie 90.1
  • Ungdomskultur 30.1664

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