Tojhus Museum, Copenhagen
About Tojhus Museum, Copenhagen
Tojhus Museum, Copenhagen - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Tøjhusgade 3, 1220 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Ticket Price: 65 DKK
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
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The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum was founded in 1928 and is accommodated in the Tøjhuset building that dates back to the early 17th century! The building was one of the structures built by Christain IV and was used as an arsenal well up until the 19th century.
Today, the museum showcases over 10,000 weapons dating from the 16th century till present day and includes swords, armours, guns, pistols, machine guns and 300 cannons. But what truly makes the place shine is its ambience that recreates life in a Danish war camp in Afghanistan and how the place showcases war strategies and proceedings implemented over the last 500 years!
If war history is something that interests you, a visit here will leave your mind more curious than before. Another highlight is coming face-to-face with some of the oldest weapons in the world!
Tojhus Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult: DKK 65
- Children (0-17 years): Free
- Copenhagen card: Free
Tojhus Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Inquiry hours over the Phone: Tuesday- Friday: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
- Guided tour bookings: Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
How To reach Tojhus Museum by Public Transport
- By Metro: Christianshavn St. (Metro)
- By Bus: Borsen (Slotsholmsgade)
- By Ferry: at Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Kobenhavns Havn)
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bicycle.
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Tojhus Museum, Copenhagen Reviews - Write a Review
They have a great collection but only if you speak Danish. Majority of the exhibits on the ground floor do not have English translations. And the woman at the counter didn't sound too apologetic when I asked if they had any of the guide books in English. A real pity.
High-quality story telling, but objects are not so exciting
On the first floor you will find a very interesting exhibition about the Danish army in Afghanistan, a lot of old cannons, stationary machine guns etc. and a nice little weaponry-themed gift shop. But the second floor is where the real fun begins: Here you will find all sorts of stuff from the ~14th century until the present, including original Samurai swords and armors from Japan, one of the earliest rifles from the 15th century and all sorts of antique weapons from the past. The highlight of this area of this museum for me was the section that was dedicated to both World War I and World War 2 displaying original weapons and uniforms from that time. Also it told me alot about Copenhagen during these eras that I didn't know about. After all, you will not just find all sorts of stuff, but also a lot of plaques that provide both information about the items on display, but also about the historical context (both in English and Danish). One word: Amazing.
I was told this museum had the best small arms collection in the world but now most of them are removed. What they have on display are underwhelming.
For war history interested this is a must see. A huge display of canons
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