The Workers Museum
The Workers Museum
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Speciality MuseumsChildren's MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Get up close and personal with the everyday life of Danish working class families in the historical assembly hall from 1879 in the centre of Copenhagen. Learn about struggles which ordinary workers have faces in unity through more than 150 years, Step out in the backyard where the laundry hangs on clothes lines, and let yourself be guided through small flats, steps staircases, outdoor latrines, the beautiful banquet hall and the old trade union office. Let the kids play in the old grocery shop in the Kid's museum with goods, scales and small change, Give them af job at the brewery, as a bicycle delivery boy or girl and let them expericence the hard life as working class children in the 1930s. Take a break in the authentic coffee bar from the 1950s and have traditional Danish 'smørrebrød' (open faced sandwiches) for lunch in the Cafe & Ølhalle - the basement restaurant.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Nørreport • 3 min walk
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Ruth R
Halifax, UK122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
It’s obviously still used as a centre for socialist and trades union activity. The restaurant was obviously a draw but we didn’t eat there so I can’t tell you what it’s like. The assembly hall, recently refurbished, is beautiful and the story around the walls interesting. There is a great account of one family and their trials and successes as working people. Not as much English as we needed probably but well worth a visit.
Written February 20, 2023
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elephantinroom
Boston, MA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Excellent multimedia exhibitions with poignant historical context and commentary. Small cafe with excellent service, card games, and coffee. This museum is in a lovely area and exhibits of interest for tweens and up. Likely not much here for younger kids yet compelling for anyone earning an allowance
Written April 19, 2024
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jazzypinkjulie
London, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
During our recent visit to Copenhaged we purchased the Copenhagen card. This allows you entry into loads of museums, Arbejdermuseet was one of them and we were so glad it was as otherwise we probably wouldn't have found this hidden gem.

Located in the heart of the city, just a few steps away from Nørreport Station, this museum is easy to find and with Copenhagens fantastic public transport very easy to get to wherever you are based in the city.

This was 'mums choice' and my kids aged 11 and 16 were not exactly buzzing with excitement about going to a museum about working in the olden days. However they were most pleasantly surprised by what we found inside.

As you go into the museum you are given a map and can then start your self guided tour.

There are four floors to explore, most of the information is in Danish but there are English translations available on the wall as you go in each room.

The museum follows the lives of an average working class Danish family through three generations, you can see how they lived, where they worked the school they would attend. It is highly interactive, you can visit and 'work' in the shops, cook in the kitchen, play with the childrens toys and wear the clothes they would have worn.

My children loved how hands on it was and it got us all thinking about how it would feel to live during this period. A time without ipads and computer games.

There is a cafe which is themed like a 50's cafe, we didn't visit however it looked fabulous and the prices were reasonable.

In the shop you can buy souvenirs and kitchenware items.

For Adults it costs, DDK 65 which is about £6, there are discounts for students and OAPs. children under 18 are free.

This is a great little place to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy learning about the way we use to live. Excellent for children.
Written August 23, 2015
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bonjonsc
Greer, SC360 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written December 27, 2012
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salome_prazeres
Lisbon, Portugal149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went in with the Copenhagen Card.
There's just a problem with this museum: no translation to english. Everything is in danish. So that's a big problem!
The place however is so interactive, so intricate and personal, that it's really really uncool that we don't have the information to follow it through. We tried google translator! :D All throughout the building you have a lot of visual information and you can feel the space and the warmth of the families that once lived there...
The floors are like real life models of danish workers house lifes from the past century. You can follow the stories of some families that probably lived in this building.
You have a very real feel vintage coffee place in the second floor, mixed in the models of the shopping streets they've built inside.
There's a smaller exhibition on the basement about activism.
Here you can listen to testimonies (subtitled :)) of some danish activists from all causes. The exhibition reveals also key pieces on what turned those people into activists, their personal belongings.
Written May 28, 2022
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Grumpy-Weegie
Inverness, UK345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I loved this place - seeing the history of the workers movement in Copenhagen it is so similar to the heartfelt risings in many other countries.
Written February 9, 2020
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Fredrik N
Uzes, France110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a museum of the Danish worker,over the years from the turn of the last century.Interesting and well done,it has the interiors of worker homes,history of labour movements,and in the basement an appealing smörrebröd restaurant.
Written September 18, 2019
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Hi Fredrik, Thank you so much for a really great review and good description. Nice to hear you enjoyed the restaurent as well :) We are happy you chose to visit us and hope you had a nice time in Denmark. Kind regards The Workers Museum
Written November 13, 2019
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I-am-not-Robin-Hood
Nottingham124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The museum shows the lifestyle of working people in the earlier parts of the 20th century. There are rooms set out as people in the 1940s/1950s would have lived along with a little street with shops showing the sort of fare that they had at that time. Downstairs there are temporary exhibitions - the current one look at the value of hand-made craftsmanship. Many of the displays carry translations into English, but - at the same time- many are in Danish only, which causes problems for the non-Danish speaker.
Written May 22, 2019
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Hi and thank you so much for taking your time to write a nice review and description of our museum. We are working on improving our English interpretation and are aware that certain areas unfortunately don't have an English translation. We hope that you still enjoyed your visit and your time in Copenhagen in general. Best wishes, The Workers Museum.
Written June 6, 2019
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Ahallen_10
Bristol, UK122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
I really like this museum as it had a fascinating story to tell about the lives of working class people. You realise the importance of the union movement in improving people's lives - I particularly liked the 8/8/8 slogan - 8 hours work/8hours rest/8 hours sleep. It was good to see how the union movement has improved workers rights - need to ensure this is maintained across the globe.
Written December 8, 2017
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peterremch
New York City, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
The museum gives a wonderful view of what life and work was like for Danes in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Written October 20, 2017
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