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“Not our cup of tea...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Workers Museum (Arbejdermuseet)

The Workers Museum (Arbejdermuseet)
Romersgade 22, Copenhagen 2004, Denmark (Indre By)
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Ranked #27 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not our cup of tea...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We should have paid more attention to what others said on TripAdvisor. The lack of English language explanation on displays didn't help. We felt we really didn't get anything out of our visit to this museum.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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72 reviews 72 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Nice museum about the history of the danish working class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

A very enjoyable small museum about the danish working class and socialism in Denmark. Most signs and explanations are in danish, but foreigners should be able to enjoy it too and see how typical danish working-class families in Copenhagen lived 50 years ago.

Visited December 2012
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“Such a shame...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Since we are both professors, visiting museums is always a highlight of our trips. The museum is well put together other than one MAJOR thing.... 75% of the museum is explained in Danish only. There were a few token explanations of things in German and English, but the "lessons" of the museum were lost on us. We told the docent at the desk our disappointment and he acknowledged that it was indeed a big problem. Nice gift shop.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Understand how the working class was living”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

This museum is a must for everyone trying to understand how people were living in the socalled working class a century ago and later. You may also be able to understand how and why socialism developed, not only in Denmark, but in any industrial society. The museum is great because it is honestly showing the living conditions of people, their work and how they were living. The place is great for children at all ages, as many of the rooms have been arranged such that they can play with things, pretending they work in a shop or use things that future generations will never know. Many exhibits illustrate apartments, others work environments like in canneries, breweries, mechanical industry, etc. You will also see the hall where workers were gathering exposing all their flags, each profession had their own special flag they proudly carried in parades. This room is actually used today, so you are in the middle of the history! The whole museum is a big labyrinth of rooms, stairs and gangways, so you may get lost. We ended up in the basement where we saw signs to the Cafe and Ølhalle. By passing through the kitchen area we entered the most magnificent restaurant! This is a great experience where they serve food from a menu based on around 1900 style dishes. The restaurant can also be accessed directly from the street, and it is absolutely worth a visit. The food they serve is magnificent, and in the old fashion setting it is something we have never experienced anywhere else. Good old Danish traditions. Try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I live in Copenhagen, and really this museum is just so nice, you have to go there! Learn everything about the workers in the old times, it's so interesting for both adults and children! I go there 2-3 times/year with my daughter, she loves it as much as me, cause it is also a wonderful playground for the kids. I use to go there as a child, back then it was already one of my favorite things to do in Copenhagen when my family and I came to Dk for xmas and summer (I'm half french, lived in France) :-)

Visited September 2012
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