Address: Tojhusgade 3
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum has since 1604 held hand weapons and canons. Originally, it served as an arsenal for the Army and the Navy and finally as a museum. Only a few buildings in Denmark have a tradition this long for at specific purpose.
The Armed Forces in Copenhagen
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum is located in the old Arsenal built by Christian IV with the purpose of storing canons and hand weapons. The building itself is a monument to commemorate how the renaissance extended the Royal Power and how it was centralized in Copenhagen. Models of King Christian IV’s Arsenal and of the Citadel in the 18th century indicates how much the Armed Forces influenced the capital.
The Arsenal Hall
The 156 meter long Arsenal Hall is said to be the longest arched renaissance hall in Europe. The oldest Danish canons and more recent types are exhibited here.
The Armoury Hall and Military History
The exhibition about the history of weapon in the Armoury Hall shows the development of small arms and edged weapons during the last 500 years. This exhibition will be replaced by a new permanent exhibition about “War and Man” in the years to come.
During the year the museum offers a series of activities, among others in the month of October an equestrian tournament.
Tøjhusgade 3, DK-1214 Copenhagen K
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 12-16
During week 7, 8 and 42 and in July open every day from 10-16.
Closed on December 23rd-26th, 31st and January 1st.
Adult: 30 Kr.
Child (0-17): Free
Senior citizen, student: 15 Kr.
Groups (10 or more) 15 Kr.
National Museum of Military History
Frederiksholms Kanal 29
DK-1220 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 33 11 60 37