Museum of Copenhagen, Source: Københavns Museum

Museum of Copenhagen to reopen in February 2020

Museum of Copenhagen to reopen in February 2020

Following relocation, it is now situated behind the City Hall building

The Museum of Copenhagen takes visitors through the most important events in the history of the Danish capital thanks to an exciting interactive exhibition. Following relocation, the Museum will reopen and unveil its exhibition on 7th February 2020. It will now be located behind the City Hall building.

The new exhibition is set in such a way that visitors can enjoy a concise overview of the capital’s history in 30 minutes. The cultural venue will showcase crucial events in Copenhagen’s history, from the trade and crafts of the Vikings, the building boom, the fires that led to the rebuilding of the city,  to the formation of Christiania.

Interactive and innovative museum

Using interactive installations, sounds and images the museum will bring to life Copenhagen’s history. Visitors can listen to the story of famed prison escapee Morten Frederiksen, who ended his days at Copenhagen Citadel just a stone’s throw from where cruise ships dock today.  

The exhibition does not only display the past, but guests can also meet contemporary Copenhageners and find out their stories and their lives in the city. They can also walk through an interactive model of Copenhagen and a panorama and to be inspired to go out and explore the city streets on their own.

Trough the archaeological discoveries put on display, visitors will be shown how life in Copenhagen looked like in the past. For instance, visitors of the museum will also find a well-worn bone comb from the Viking Age and the skeleton of a warrior from the Middle Ages.   

Yet there are also some more modern objects. A must visit are the taxi of the day for high-class Copenhageners, a sedan from yesteryear, a bicycle made of wood and many more.

The exhibition passes through 14 key sites that have played a key role in the history of Copenhagen, such as its power base of old on Slotsholmen, City Hall Square and the Royal Family’s homes surrounding Amalienborg Palace Square.



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