Take a walk through Danish war history from the 1500s until today; from samurai swords to World War II and the war in Afghanistan.
Experience life as a deployed soldier as you step into Danish military camps from Afghanistan. Stay alert in the watch tower, and climb into an actual PMV hit by a roadside bomb while you hear the choppers above you. The exhibition depicts a Danish camp as realistically as possible.
Also, get an overview of Danish war history. From knights in shining armour, wars with the Swedish and the English, to World War II, the Cold War and the war in Iraq. Or relax in the hammocks as you hear stories from the seven seas.
The museum is located in Christian IV's historical arsenal buidling from 1604.
Visiting the Museum
The Danish War Museum is located in central Copenhagen. Read about our opening hours, prices and how to find us.
Visiting our permanent and special exhibitions on themes like war, defence and arms technology.
Join a free guided tour
In July and August, we offer a free guided tour as an introduction to the museum before you explore the exhibitions on your own.
Book a private tour
The Danish War Museum has a range of fascinating guided tours in English.