From arsenal to museum
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum is housed in King Christian 4.s arsenal from 1604, a solid Renaissance building, which even then was full of uniforms and weapons. At the time the building served as storage for the Danish Navy's war weapons. Today the great naval port is abandoned, and instead there is a small park in front of the Royal Library. Along the walls you can still see the old mooring from the Renaissance warships.
From bows and arrows to machine guns
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum has functioned as a weapons museum since the early 1800s and has shown several exhibitions of small arms and artillery in the high-ceilinged rooms. Here you can experience everything from medieval crossbows to guns that can shoot more than 6000 rounds per minute.
Special Exhibition: Afghanistan – the distant war
Experience everyday life in a Danish soldier’s camp in Afghanistan in this unique exhibition that for the first time allows you to enter a soldier’s camp in the desert and feel the atmosphere of a Danish Battle Group. Most items are brought home from Afghanistan and are used and scratched, and you can pick up and touch almost all objects.