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Museums in Horsens

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.

Fantastic museums tell the story of Horsens

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.

Visit the largest prison museum in Europe

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.

At the Fængselsmuseet, you can experience the impressive tunnel of the famous escape artist Carl Lorentzen. Enjoy the impressive story of how he dug his way to freedom.

Exciting tales from a not-too-distant past

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.

Udstilling hos Horsens Kunstmuseum

Immerse yourself in the wonderous works of Michael Kvium

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.

Museums in and around Horsens


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.

Four museums at a good price

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.

Access to four local museums at a great discount