M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Maritime Museum of Denmark is an award winning museum built by renowned architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. The museum hosts spectacular, evocative and inclusive exhibitions that actively involve a broad audience of children and adults, women and men, sea captains and laymen.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Jeffrey B
    Lake Oswego, Oregon16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum Gem in Helsingor
    This is a gem of a museum right next to Kronborg Slot; we did the castle in the morning, after taking the train from Copenhagen, then spent a couple of hours in the museum. It's cleverly built around an old dry dock, which makes the entrance alone, and the view from the restaurant, intriguing. There are essentially four halls - one about life on the sea, one on navigation, one on Danish ships in WWII, and one on modern shipping. All are well done, lots of clear signage for English speakers, and often interactive (it was fun learning how to figure out latitude and longitude). The cafeteria is a cut above most museum offerings including a great selection of open-faced sandwiches. I'd read about in some Best New Museum article in National Geographic, but it exceeded expectations and should appeal to a broad range of interests and ages.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • NicanorRosario
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1,218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will make you love the sea life
    I absolutely LOVED this place and the funny thing is that I didn't know what to expect. I knew Denmark was a country with maritime history but it's so rich and detailed that it makes for a very interesting museum. Ships and the marine life are both fascinating. Although I know it's not for everyone, if you have the time while in Helsingør I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what this place has to offer
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 30, 2024
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,043 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Reuse
    A fascinating reuse of the old ship building yards in Helsingor. This was once a great drydock where many ships were worked on. Now Part of the area has been transformed into this underground museum which uses some of the structures of the ship buildings. At first it looks like an industrial wasteland, but then you see the sleek modern museum.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2024
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wangwe
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
It was an enriching experience learning about the maritime history of Denmark. What struck me most was the experience and architecture of the museum, which was designed to slowly ramp to the bottom of the dry dock. There were also interactive elements that my 10-month old enjoyed, for instance, a little swing or a tunnel for crawling. Overall I would recommend that you pay it a visit.
Written May 8, 2022
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark654 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
OK museum but there is a lack of consistens in the way they tell the story. There is no red line when you walk around, e.g. chronological or in other ways. A lot of different models of s hips are displayed in what seems a random way. The life of sailors onbard is not presented, only a bit about when they are ashore (tatoo, brothels). A big failure is that one of the most important times of Danish maritime history - the slave trade across the Atlantic - is presented in a dark (sic!) corner with a display of black feet. It is clear that the museum doens not dare to present the real story of the disgrace of Danish slave trade.
Written March 5, 2022
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Erich K
Centreville, VA132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
This was our second visit and while the last was three years ago, not much had changed. It still had loads of great displays, some interactivity and lots of information. I didn't really notice anything amazing or new and it was a bit crowded. The gift shop is really nice. The lockers are free. We did not get any food. Worth a visit every few years, but I did not feel the need to buy a yearly membership.
Written February 28, 2022
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Europelover2014
Chicago, IL3,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We were in Helsingør to see Kronborg so decided to stop in to the Maritime Museum which was included in the Copenhagen Card. We thought we would simply walk through, but ended up spending about 90 minutes and would have liked to have spent more time.

The museum's first exhibits are based on a cultural approach - stereotypes and depictions of the sailor then the historical life of the Danish sailor with artifacts, old films, memoirs, etc. All with good English information and context. Other exhibits included navigational instruments, Maersk and shipping, children's area. As well as being well curated, the museum is also quite interesting architecturally.

Ordinarily, maritime museums aren't my favorite stopping places. This experience was one of the best I had on visit to Copenhagen and surrounds. If expecting to see boats, this museum probably won't meet expectations but if looking for a cultural approach the museum is outstanding.
Written July 21, 2023
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Jeffrey B
Lake Oswego, OR16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a gem of a museum right next to Kronborg Slot; we did the castle in the morning, after taking the train from Copenhagen, then spent a couple of hours in the museum. It's cleverly built around an old dry dock, which makes the entrance alone, and the view from the restaurant, intriguing. There are essentially four halls - one about life on the sea, one on navigation, one on Danish ships in WWII, and one on modern shipping. All are well done, lots of clear signage for English speakers, and often interactive (it was fun learning how to figure out latitude and longitude). The cafeteria is a cut above most museum offerings including a great selection of open-faced sandwiches. I'd read about in some Best New Museum article in National Geographic, but it exceeded expectations and should appeal to a broad range of interests and ages.
Written August 7, 2023
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NicanorRosario
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic1,218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I absolutely LOVED this place and the funny thing is that I didn't know what to expect.

I knew Denmark was a country with maritime history but it's so rich and detailed that it makes for a very interesting museum.

Ships and the marine life are both fascinating. Although I know it's not for everyone, if you have the time while in Helsingør I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what this place has to offer
Written January 30, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
A fascinating reuse of the old ship building yards in Helsingor. This was once a great drydock where many ships were worked on. Now Part of the area has been transformed into this underground museum which uses some of the structures of the ship buildings. At first it looks like an industrial wasteland, but then you see the sleek modern museum.
Written July 6, 2024
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MrJpC
Argentina49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you like ships & the SEA this is a stunning museum. You are able to do it at your own pace, or stay a whole morning or afternoon in it. It is also a great piece of architecture by BIG architecs. Also do not miss the nearby port, café and little shops.
Written October 16, 2020
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Thank you so much for your visit and the review
Written August 23, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The Maritime Museum is definitely worth a stop. Everything is in Danish and English. There are a lot of cool ship models, especially of Danish ships sunk in WWI and WWII. It is right next to Kronborg Castle too.
Written June 20, 2022
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salome_prazeres
Lisbon, Portugal151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We went with the Copenhagen Card - 1 hour train ride from Copenhagen. Right next to the Kronborg Castle.
The building is just great architecture, bellow ground. Because of it, we were hoping for a more "watery" experience. Something underground, right next to the sea....
Also, be aware that there are no boats or ships during this visit. We were kind of looking forward to it.
It's a cool, modern museum, lot's of technology and very interactive.
But there was so many things missing. I think it's great for children.
Written May 28, 2022
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