M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is located at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Elsinore, just north of Copenhagen in a unique historical context adjacent to one of Denmark’s most important historical buildings, the Kronborg Castle.

Award-winning museum
The award-winning museum is built around an old dry dock and is designed by the internationally renowned architecture company BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). The architecture of the museum is iconic, guiding you through a continuous flow of spaces expanding across gently sloping floors at different levels before crossing the old dock.

The museum has been nominated and has won a number of international awards since it opened in 2013, and has been called ‘A cutting-edge cultural venue’ by The New York Times, and ‘One of the eight greatest new museums’ by BBC.

In 2015, the museum was a finalist for one of the world’s most prestigious architecture award ‘Mies Van der Rohe’ - on top of a whole host of other international awards and accolades amongst others a RIBA Award 2014, Architizer A + Award in the category Museum and AIANY Design Award.

Interactive and modern
When you follow the sloping bridges down to the old dry dock, and enter the underground museum you will experience a whole range of exhibitions telling the story of Denmark as one of the world’s leading shipping nations - of the past and present.

The museum’s maritime collections are presented in evocative and dramatic exhibitions, with films projected directly onto the architecture of the building. The architecture and exhibitions aim for new horizons, making the museum relevant, inclusive and accessible to everyone.

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Practical information


M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Ny Kronborgvej 1
3000 Helsingør
Telephone: +45 49 21 06 85
E-mail: M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Opening hours
January - June:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm.

July - August:
Daily 10am - 5pm.

September - December:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm.

The museum is also open on the following Mondays: Week 7, Easter, week 42 and December 21st and 28th 2015.

Closing dates: December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st & January 1st.

Adult 110 DKK
Children under 18 free
Student 90 DKK
Senior citizens over 65 90 DKK