The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945

The exhibition at the Museum of Danish Resistance informs the visitor about the occupation of Denmark with everything from illegally printed newspapers and secret communications with England, to material relating to sabotage of factories and railways.

The museum is closed

The exhibitions of The Museum of Danish Resistance remain closed due to a fire on April 28, 2013, that destroyed parts of the building. All museum objects and archives were saved. The damage was to the building only. The reconstruction of the building and the exhibition is expected to take several years.

The archives are open
The archives have been moved to a temporary location in Brede North of Copenhagen, where they may be consulted upon previous appointment.


The period of occupation
How did the resistance movement in Denmark operate? And who were the people behind the resistance during the German occupation of Denmark in the period 1940-1945? A wide range of items, such as photographs, identity cards, weapons and uniforms help to tell the history of brave Danes, and of sacrifice and freedom.

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Practical information


The Museum of Danish Resistance 
Churchill Parken 7
1263 Copenhagen K
Telephone: +45 33 13 77 14
E-mail: The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945

Opening hours
The Museum is temporarily closed due to a fire

October 1- April 30
Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM -3 PM

May 1 - September 30
Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM -5 PM

Closed December 24, 25 and 31