Curious about our common history and what has contributed to making the world look like it does today? Then, Horsens is the right place for you. Here, you can immerse yourself if several top-notch and exciting museums.
Visiting museums is a great way to discover a new city and Horsens is home to museums on almost anything between heaven and earth. Covering both narrow fields of interest and wider, historic topics.
Delve into contemporary history, for example, and learn more about the industrialisation, explore the Middle Ages, or learn what life in the villages was like when great-grandad was a child.
We have set out a list of the best museums with exhibitions and in a class of their own which you must not miss.
Take a unique journey through time and join us behind the bars of an otherwise closed world in the prison museum FÆNGSLET.
The museum is Europe’s largest and has won several prizes for its ground-breaking exhibitions which takes you behind the bars of the old Horsens State Penitentiary to meet the shadows of past inmates or follow an employee through the museum by the use of interactive ID cards.
Visit Denmark's Industrial Museum and learn more about the development of the industrial and welfare society and way of life. Go on the wildest nostalgic trip as you learn about the lives and living conditions of the most recent three generations and learn about how society has developed into the one we know today. This look-and-touch museum is a good way to explain to children how mum, dad and their grandparents lived when they were young.
For those interested in the arts, a visit to Horsens Kunstmuseum is a must. Here, you can experience an impressive and varied selection of modern, Danish art. Amongst others, you can enjoy Denmark’s largest collection of works by Michael Kvium.
Get into a nostalgic mood and learn about development of the industrial and welfare society and way of life. Visit the nice workers’ tenements which are decorated according to the styles and tastes of the different decades, watch the impressive, historical machines come to life, visit the old school or the old shops. Also, visit the working workshops and learn about the old crafts which characterised our society.
Glud Museum is a cosy open-air museum where you can experience 350 years of village history. You will find several old farms and half-timbered houses with exciting exhibitions and working workshops. Throughout the year, there are many events at which you can try your skills at old games and activities.
See some of the oldest fossils of the world in the home of a private collector. At the home of Poul in Brædstrup, you can experience dinosaur finds, an impressive collections of elephants and rock carvings from Sahara. And if you are looking for a real dinosaur tooth or a fossil, you can buy some of the objects and take them home.
The memory of the city – pop in if you would like to know more about the history of Horsens. In the city archive, you will find records and photos from the 1800s and up to today. The city archive collects records on and photographs of the history of the city and its surrounding areas. This material is accessible to the public and may be used in the library section whether you will also find the local collection.
Horsens is located in a region which is rich in culture and museums. Near Horsens, there are several other exciting, top-notch museums. Consult our page with attractions near Horsens for details on more museums.
If you want your stay in Horsens to be filled with history and great museum experiences, then you might want to consider buying a museum pass that gives you access to the four biggest museums in the city with a great discount.
With the museum pass you can visit FÆNGSLET, Denmark’s Industrial Museum, Horsens Art Museum and Horsens Museum at the affordable price of 200 DKK. You can even have a free cup of tea or coffee at two of the museum cafés. And you do not have to buy one for the children – children get free admittance at all the museums in Horsens.