Museums in Denmark
In the largest garrison city of Denmark you find the only museum, which shows exhibitions on all services of the Danish Total Defence. Furthermore, there are comprehensive exhibitions on the occupation period 1940 – 1945 and on the city of Aalborg as the most important garrison in Denmark through many years. In the 10000 square meters of exhibitions guests are welcome to touch most of the exhibits.
The museum includes the world's largest collection of Triangel fire vehicles as well as horse and hand drawn fire vehicles dating back to around the year 1700. The collection also contains everything in firefighting equipment over the last 100 years. Among other helmets, uniforms, emblems, ray tubes and hand extinguishers. Furthermore, a large collection of model fire trucks. The other part is devoted to armoured vehicles: "The museum is Denmark's largest collection of military armored vehicles and other effects that are connected to the development of the armor in the Danish defense.
Autogalleriet Herning is an exhibition with approximately 140 exciting privately owned vintage cars, classic cars, hobby cars, vintage motorcycles and other means of transport, and the exhibition spans almost 100 years in age with some cars dating back to the 1920s.
The Bornholm Technical Collection is a farm museum with everything from toys, radios, hand tools and electrical appliances to agricultural implements and tractors. Everything from your grandfather's day.
A rather diverse selection of classic cars and motorcycles. It is nice to see a Jaguar E-type rubbing shoulders with a Trabant and a Syrena.
K.W. Bruun, a privately owned car importer with roots going back to the 1910s has decided to expand its business to classic cars. A former agricultural museum in Kongens Lyngby has been revitalised and was opened as the Classic Car House in August, 2023.
In 1977 a museum of veteran motorcycles was inaugurated in Stubbekøbing. Today it is one of Northern Europe’s biggest collection of veteran motorcycles. The exhibition starts with the first primitive machines at the close of the 1800’s, and works its way through the 1900’s with its World Wars and the Rock icons of the 60’s up to the breakthrough of the Japanese bikes in the 80’s. We have more than 200 motorcycles in the collection – 11 of which are machines built in Denmark. There is also a radio museum.
The Danish Museum of Science & Technology was established in 1911 by Danish Industry and the Crafts Association of Copenhagen. However, the museum's collection reaches further back. Among other things, the museum has scales from the 17th century and a collection of objects used by the famous Danish scientist H.C. Ørsted to discover electromagnetism in 1820, a discovery that made him world famous.
In Copenhagen there’s an old police station from 1884. Over time, the old Station 6 has housed arrested persons, the station managers and unmarried officers who lived in the house big apartment. Today the building is the setting for The Danish Police Museum. The museum is the only one in the country describing the history of the police force. Visitors get a unique insight into a number of criminal cases and the museum also gives an impression of how the Danish police have handled different types of crime and detection methods.
Founded in 1967, the Classic Car exhibition houses an outstanding collection of aircraft and motor vehicles. Among the many exhibits on display you can see eight aeroplanes and one helicopter, their ages spanning over a period of approximately 50 years.
The Classic Car collection consists of around 50 beautifully restored and maintained cars from the end of the 19th century up to the beginning of the 1980s.
The exhibits include many of the different changes Egeskov has received over the years, e.g. the large collection of fine enamelled signs on display.