The Royal Danish Naval Museum

The museum is closed and will move to The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum. It will re-open in august 2016.

Figureheads, old sailing ships, models and modern missile torpedo boats - at The Royal Danish Naval Museum you can see it all while smelling the sea and gunpowder.

Naval history
At The Royal Danish Naval Museum you go on tour in the Danish Navy's history from the 1500s to present time. The museum is located next to the Christianshavn Canal in the yellow Søkvæsthus building from 1780 - a house with a long maritime history, namely as a hospital for the Navy's wounded and injured seamen.

Model ships and a famous naval battle
The Danish Naval Museum consists of a large collection of objects from the naval history since the 1500s. Here you can experience both a large artillery and weapons collection, uniforms, boating equipment, instruments, vessels, maritime art and photographs. One of the museum's unique attractions is a collection of over 400 original model ships dating back to 1669.

Try life at sea with the family
The museum also has two museum ships at the harbor area Holmen; a missile boat and a submarine. On a trip onboard the historic ships you get the feeling of how a life at sea must have been, for better or worse with friendships, stress, lack of privacy and great experiences. The ships can be visited during the summer, where there are guided tours for the whole family.

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The Royal Danish Naval Museum
The museum is closed and will move to The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.
It will re-open in august 2016.