Step back in time, go underground in German-occupied Denmark of the 1940s and experience the Danish resistance fight.
- Learn about the difficult choices and dilemmas people faced
- Take part in the work of the resistance
- Follow the lives of 5 people throughout the occupation
Free entry for 0-17 year olds when accompanied by a paying adult
Monday – Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00
Last entry 1.5 hours before closing
The audio guide is available in Danish and English
Tickets directly available on smartphone
Tickets can be rescheduled or cancelled up to 48 hours in advance
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- Wheelchair friendly
- With audio description
- Free access to bathroom
Experience the Danish resistance fight
The Museum of Danish Resistance tells the story of the men and women who worked against the Nazis during World War II. In the museum, which is mostly underground, you’ll step into the occupation years in Denmark. Through different exhibitions you’ll see how the occupation affected the Danish people and how the resistance movement got started.
At the museum, you can become part of the Danish resistance yourself. A large digital map shows where some of the most important acts of sabotage were committed by the resistance. And you can try your own hand at printing illegal magazines, tap phone conversations, and decode the secret Enigma code of the Germans.
Learn about the lives of 5 historical people
Looking back it might seem like an easy and clear decision to join the resistance but things weren’t so black and white at the time. Resistance activities were initially reserved to a very few. By following the stories of five different Danes, you can learn about some of the many difficult dilemmas and choices people had to make.
At the Museum of Danish Resistance, you’ll meet Musse Hartig, Jørgen Kieler, Thorkild Lund-Jensen, Karl Christensen and Henning Brøndum. Four of the five joined the resistance, while Henning Brøndum became a Nazi and joined the Peter Group. Combining her communist beliefs, motherhood and working for the resistance was a difficult line to walk for Musse Hartig.
Meanwhile student Thorkild Lund-Jensen’s resistance work forced him to go into hiding. Karl Christensen blew German-friendly factories. And Jørgen Kieler’s involvement with the armed resistance ended up having dire consequences for him.
Book your Museum of Danish Resistance tickets here
Get your tickets to the Museum of Danish Resistance to learn all about the men and women who worked against the Nazis during WWII in Denmark. The unassuming building you can see from the street at Kastellet holds a wealth of irreplaceable artifacts. Buy your tickets now, to come and explore this part of Danish history.
Average rating from Tripadvisor
Recommended, very interesting, well set out, and very moving. Interactive and multimedia. Also good for older children.Feb 18, 2024
Came across this place by accident, but glad we did. Been to similar themed museums all over Europe. What I like about this museum is they way it's not so black and white or good guy/ bad oriented. No sugar coating. The way the museum tells stories from five different sides, is really thought provoking and interesting. The artifacts are amazing. I also think the museum did really well getting all ages engaged. Even my teenage son found it enjoyable with the interactive elements of the museum and audio sets, as did another family that has no interest in war or history. The staff are wonderful, place wasn't crowded and we were so engaged that we didn't realise we had been in for near 2 hours. Definitely recommend it.Dec 6, 2023
The museum presents and explains the occupation of Denmark during World War II through artefacts, multimedia, and interactive installations (one highlight being the code cracking activity). Entry is included with the Copenhagen Card. Would recommend if you’re into history. The Little Mermaid and Kastellet are also a short walk from the museum.Dec 4, 2023
Fascinating multi media experience
Excellent interactive multi media museum. Fascinating look into the occupation, the Danish resistance and Danish Jewish communities. Need a good three hours to make the most of the instalments.Nov 16, 2023
A very impressive little museum with a comprehensive range of artifacts and memorabilia.
A very impressive little museum with a comprehensive range of artifacts and memorabilia. The museum is entirely underground and takes you through the history of Danish resistance to the Nazi invasion and occupation from its onset to liberation. The multimedia guide gives little stories as you go through but I found this distracting so didn't bother much, plus the only way to listen was via the speaker on the hand-held device which would have annoyed other people. Headphones would be much better. The really interesting part of the museum is the collection of items from the period in question. They have rifles, damaged clothing, propaganda posters, food coupons, all sorts. They even have (in a rather frank Scandinavian way) a couple of clubs used to beat prisoners as well as three of the posts to which Danish Resistance fighters were tied before being executed. The staff told me that the old museum building was destroyed by arson (for which no culprit was found) but nothing was lost, luckily. A large amount of other items are also held by the museum but lack space for them to be displayed - don't be put off by the reports of the fire, there is still plenty to see.Sep 22, 2023
An interesting look into Denmark's role in WWII
Denmark's role in WWII is little known and understood. This museum tries to tell the story with a particular emphasis on five characters including a Nazi collaborator and several resistance fighters. It is interactive with a substantial number of exhibits. Interestingly, the museum tries to play up Denmark's role in helping the Allied cause but in reality they worked closely with the Germans from the time they were invaded in 1940 (no opposition was given) and it was only when it became clear that Germany was going to lose the war that resistance efforts, mainly through sabotage, began to take shape. If you have a Copenhagen Card admission is free.Sep 10, 2023
Bigger on the inside
Ignore the bland exterior, this museum tells the story of the German occupation of Denmark from 1940 to 1945 through the eyes of actual participants. The audio guides tell their story very well. Unusually, the Danes were left with a government and armed forces after the Nazis arrived. The tales of both those who resisted is told as well as collaborators.Aug 20, 2023
We expected to stay for about 90 minutes, but ended up leaving after 3 hours. Very moving experience which I highly recommend. We appreciated that the curators presented multiple perspectives on the Nazi occupation and Danish citizens' WWII experience. Too often, from a distance of years, it is easy to think that a populace all worked in tandem and spoke with one voice. Of course, that can never be the case in a free society. The exhibits allow the viewer to feel the uncertainty of the unprecedented times from five personal world-views. These include perspectives such as that of a Communist, a young Danish student, patriot supporters of resistance, and a Danish Nazi. With an audio guide, you can hear the thoughts of the different characters, read additional commentary, view background film clips, and see artifacts. With hind sight and a distance of 80 some years, it is too easy to lose the sense of the unknown future, the unpredictability of different courses of action, and the possibility of unintended consequences facing decision-makers and citizens. The museum helped me see the dilemma and appreciate the responses to invasion much more clearly.Jul 24, 2023
A very interesting perspective on the war through the eyes of the Danish resistance and Danes that joined the Nazi party
A very thorough review of the war as viewed from the perspective of both Danish resistance and Danes that joined the Nazi movement. It was very interesting to the perspective of a country trying to find a “soft landing “ when being ruled by a dictator and the subsequent rise of the population in opposition. We’ll worth a visit. We spent about 2 hours there.Jul 12, 2023
Excellent museum experience
Highly recommended. Excellent museum experience – tells a great story in a creative, inventive, engaging way, with a variety of media and hands-on experiences. My kids (10 and 13), who generally don't like museums, loved it, and we spent a couple of hours here.Jul 8, 2023
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