What to see at the museum
Go underground in the German-occupied Denmark of the 1940s and experience the Danish resistance fight.
In the shadowy streets of the occupation, you will meet five historical people, who each in their own way chose a side during the harsh resistance fight during World War II. You will gain a unique insight into their difficult choices and dilemmas.
You can have a go at printing illegal magazines, intercept phone calls and break the Germans’ Enigma code.
It is possible to buy a guide book, which goes even deeper down into history about the resistance fight and the occupation during World War II.
You can both visit the museum on your own or book a private guided tour for a company event, family birthday, or you can book an educational course with your school.
The Museum of Danish Resistance is the official museum for the Danish resistance fight. It is located in the Churchill Park at Kastellet in Copenhagen.
Dive into the actions of sabotage and airdrops in your area
Was there any sabotage against companies in your town? Or was there any airdrops of weapons or agents?
At the Museum of Danish Resistance, we have a large digital map of Denmark you can explore, where some of the most important industrial sabotage actions happened. You can also see where all the airdrops of weapons and allied agents happened.
It is possible to search in detail all the way down to the street name of the sabotage action and see the coordinates for the airdrops.
If you want more time to explore the map, you can do it from home as well, so you can immerse yourself in the map and the Resistance’s activities during the war. You can find the map here: Map of sabotage and airdrop.
Meet these five historical persons
Musse Hartig, Jørgen Kieler, Thorkild Lund-Jensen, Karl Christensen and Henning Brøndum all lived during the occupation.
Each and every one made a decision that changed their lives forever.
It is not always easy for the communist Musse Hartvig to be a mother and part of the resistance movement.
The young student Thorkild Lund-Jensen joins the resistance movement and has to go into hiding.
The Nazi Henning Brøndum have many lives on his conscience as a member of the Peter Group (Petergruppen).
Jørgen Kieler joined the armed resistance, which ends up having great consequences for him.
The communist Karl Christensen blows up German-friendly factories.