Tobacco factories, breweries, printing companies, machine factories and later electronics companies have been the industries, in which Denmark has marked itself globally. The museum constantly strives to complement the exhibitions to carry them up to modern times through collection, research and dissemination. The latest exhibitions show the manufacturer's office from
The 1950s street shows an ordinary shopping street, as it was before the supermarkets came to Denmark. Here, there is emphasis on personal service at the counter. In the 1950s, the first supermarkets with modern self-service saw the light of day in Denmark. Just around the corner the consumer society
Visit the museum's workers’ homes in the apartments on Villavej, where a time travel will take you through the ordinary Danish worker's living conditions. The stairway in no. 49 Discover the 1880s’ cramped conditions, where the large family lives closely together and often go to bed hungry. Travel on to
You may follow the industrial work through time in the workshops: From the book bindery in the 1880s, where much is still made by hand, via the gradual mechanisation in the clogs shop from the beginning of the 20th century, to the machine shop of the 1920s, where gas engines
Visit the bank from 1930 with the front desk room, the manager’s office and the board of directors’ meeting room. The interior comes from banks and savings banks throughout the country. Here you can get the feel of belonging to the city elite when the bank manager welcomes you in
The Wardrobe focuses on clothing through time. Especially the development of workwear from the early industrialisation till today is well documented and may be seen in the exhibitions, where the clothes is placed in wardrobes and drawers or in the workshops. In the Wardrobe, you may even try on the
De Nornske Haller – named after the architect Viggo Norn – there are constantly changing exhibitions. Beneath the beautiful English roof from the gasworks’ old machine workshops, there is plenty of room for large and small special exhibitions that complement the museum's permanent dissemination.
Get your ears blown off when our voluntary motor men start the engines. In the Engine Hall there are examples of steam engines and various kinds of internal combustion engines made from the end of the 19th century to the 1950s. Mechanical power in the 19th century became one of