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Welcome to the new Maritime Museum of Denmark

The Maritime Museum of Denmark tells the story of Denmark as one of the world’s biggest seafaring nations from the 15th century until today.


Here, 600 years of history goes hand in hand with a unique design. As a visitor you’ll journey through the maritime world and get to know maritime history through the life of the sailor and others living life at sea. Intelligent, interactive exhibitions, film projections and games will give you an extraordinary experience whether you’re a child or an adult, a captain or a layman.

At The Maritime Museum of Denmark you’ll experience a piece of iconic architecture, as it is built below ground around an old dry dock in front of Kronborg Castle where uneven floors and irregular angles give you the experience of being on board a real ship. The award winning architecture is designed by the internationally renowned architects from BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.

The permanent exhibitions are supplemented by changing, thematic exhibitions and our new education department, with activities for schoolchildren and anyone else interested in learning more about shipping and navigation through our teaching programmes.

The museum’s Knowledge Center includes archives, images and an extensive, specialised maritime library. There is free access to the Knowledge Center and the entrance is via the dock at the museum.

As well as exhibitions, the museum also houses conference halls, a café and a shop.

One of 10 museums to travel to for their stunning structures

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The architecture

Experience a piece of iconic architecture built below ground around an old dry dock in front of Kronborg Castle.

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Prize-winning museum

The museum has received a number of international awards and nominations.

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Guided tours

Get the full experience – book a guided tour.

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