Military history and arms museum (Tøjhusmuseet) was founded in 1928 and is located near the parliament building, Christiansborg, in the premises of the Arsenal dating back to the times of Christian IV (1604). Hence the name of the place. This is a dedicated museum of Danish weapons and military history and the place housing a huge collection of hand and shoulder arms and some hundreds of cannons. The museum also offers its visitors to see an extensive collection of military vehicles: tanks, all-wheel drive vehicles, trucks, motorbikes and airplanes. In addition, this place has a wide variety of military Danish and foreign uniforms. If this is not enough for you, then you will be able to see here a great number of military time items, exhibited in different spots of the Arsenal museum.
Address: Tøjhusgade 3, Copenhagen
Web: Military museum – Arsenal
Open hours: every day of the week, except monday from noon till 4 pm. Free admpoemission on wednesdays.
Admission: adults 60 DKK, free of charge for children up to 17 years.
Important: part of the museum is closed. The first floor of Tøjhusmuseet will be closed from February 22nd to May 15th due to the relocation of the exhibitions from Royal Danish Naval Museum (Orlogsmuseet). Hence, the exhibitions Wars of Denmark and The Collections will not be accessible during this time.
Important:part of the museum is closed. The first floor of Tøjhusmuseet will be closed from February 22nd to May 15th due to the relocation of the exhibitions from The Royal Danish Naval Museum (Orlogsmuseet). Hence, the exhibitions Wars of Denmark and The Collections will not be accessible during this time.
The museum collection consists of 40 large and small expositions and today it has one of the largest collections of hand and shoulder arms in Europe. The museum collection is not just the collection of Danish arms and machines. It also displays various banners, medical equipment, different military accessories, transport vehicles, hunting weapons, uniforms from the neighbouring and faraway countries, army cots and many other things.
Another interesting spot in the Arsenal will be the installation dedicated to the military operations in Afghanistan. Here there will be a reconstruction of ruins, trench shelters with machine guns, children’s cries and other sounds of war. Generally, it will create the true-to-life warfare scene in the Danish military camp.