The bank

The Bank, dating from 1930, features a service area, manager’s office and board room. All the fixtures and fittings come from banks and savings banks throughout Denmark. Feel like one of the town’s bigwigs, as the manager greets you in his office and offers you a cigar. Unless, of course, you have to sit on the bench with the other run-of-the-mill customers, waiting to be served.

Banks first appeared in Denmark in the mid-19th century. By 1900 there were around 150 of them. At the same time, there were more than 500 savings banks, all trying to teach the people of Denmark how to save up for a rainy day.