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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Experience award-winning architecture and sensuous exhibitions. The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is designed by world-renowned BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and the museum is situated in beautiful maritime surroundings at Kulturhavn Kronborg.

At the Maritime Museum of Denmark, a sensuous experience awaits. Here, you find award-winning architecture, interactive and impressive exhibitions and a fascinating insight into Denmark's role as a leading seafaring nation over time. The focus is both on the great historical lines and the personal stories.

Visit the award-winning museum in Elsinore

The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark was the primary reason why Elsinore was included in the New York Times list 52 "must-sees" in 2014. Since the opening of the museum on 5 October 2013, the place has received several architectural and design awards, both for the exhibitions and the architecture which are positioned around the former dry dock. 

Learn more about how shipping has tied the world together

At the museum, you will hear about the mythology of shipping and the technology which has rendered it possible to navigate the oceans.

You will also learn more about how shipping has tied the world together – right from the flourishing trading period of the 18th century to the present global society where more than 90% of all commodities are transported by sea before ending in our shopping basket.

Games and play for the whole family

While visiting the museum, you will be able to enjoy contemplation as well as play: In the interactive games, your whole family can control the world trade of today or try their luck as a merchant in the 18th century.

You can learn to navigate by way of the traditional tools of shipping or get a genuine sailor’s tattoo (can be washed off afterwards) and children can play around in DRØMMESKIBET (the Dream Ship).

M/S Café

Take a break in the museum’s nice M/S Café where you can get delicious lunch dishes, hot and cold drinks and some sweet light refreshments.

Museum shop with style and quality 

The museum shop M/S Cargo is an experience itself. they offer interior design products, books, jewellery, clothes and toys. everything is a good quality modern design, and are related to the exhibitions at the museum. 

Opening hours

See opening hours below. The museum is closed every year on the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st of December and the 1st of January.

This attraction is free with Copenhagen Card - read more here.

Oplev Helsingør

After a visit to M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, check out some of its neighbours like Kronborg castleVærftets Foodcourt or Kulturværftet. Or you can try out the Elsinore Walk and explore the old and colourful streets of Elsinore.

Get more information about what you experience and see in Elsinore.