the museum of the city

The Museum of Copenhagen was founded in 1891. From 1925 the collection was housed in the attics at city hall but in 1956 the museum was established in the fine 18th-century buildings of the Royal Danish Shooting Society in Vesterbrogade.

The museum closed that exhibition space in 2018 and is in the process of moving into buildings on Vester Voldgade - immediately south of the city hall.

It was recently announced that the museum will not reopen before February 2020.

Københavns Museum / Museum of Copenhagen


a museum on the move



Københavns Museum - the museum of the city - is between homes as building work moves forward on what will be their new home close to City Hall at Stormgade 18 but for the harbour festival they have had a temporary display in the harbour park at Islands Brygge.

Staff and archaeologists were there with historic maps and with archaeological finds to talk to people about the history of the harbour and about the amazing finds from their work at the major engineering excavations for the new metro. They have uncovered major sections of the defences at the old gates of the city and on the site of the historic wharfs along Gammel Strand … and this is not just about the extensive banks and ditches that protected the city but about the day-to-day life of the citizens with incredibly well-preserved finds that include shoes, a woolly hat, pottery vessels and glass ware and even a needle for mending fishing nets.

information about the new museum