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Family activities

The Danish Railway Museum has 19 railway tracks filled with historical engines and carriages. Children love to go exploring among the steam engines, which from their perspective are enormous, and to see amusing items such as handcars, snowploughs and our orange railcar mover used in the classic Danish railway film “The Olsen Gang on Track”.

The museum provides splendid opportunities for children and adults to interact and to combine play with learning. Children can pretend to be the engine driver of the huge “type E” steam engine, or pretend they are riding the old double-decker Klampenborg carriage to Dyrehaven Park.

We are not a museum that hides its objects behind display cases and glass and “Do Not Touch” signs. In our museum, children are welcome to walk around, touch, feel, use their imagination and have memorable experiences.

We want you and your children to have a safe, rewarding experience at the Danish Railway Museum. You are allowed to touch things almost everywhere you go, but there are steps with a risk of falling and places where climbing is not permitted. Keep a sharp eye on one another! If you discover an area where safety could be improved, we would like to hear from you.

Find information about baby-changing areas, pull-along carts, food and beverages here.

Play area

We have set up a play area for our youngest visitors. It has plenty of railway tracks, trains, bricks and blocks, and is truly a children’s paradise.

Computers with railway games

For slightly older children, we have a number of computers where they can try their hand at different railway games.

Children’s Railway Station

We have set up a brand-new play and learning area for our youngest visitors on the balcony: the Children's Railway Station, where children can pretend to be an engine driver, sell tickets, man the control tower, and travel to remote destinations. The Children’s Railway Station was officially opened on 30 January 2015 and was specially developed for the Danish Railway Museum by Monstrum, a Danish playground company.

Mini-train

You can go for a ride on our popular mini-train all year round. Weather permitting, the mini-train runs on the more than 500-metre-long outdoor track, which winds its way around the periphery of the museum. In cold and/or rainy weather, the mini-train runs indoors, in our exhibition hall. You can take as many rides as you like, and the rides are included in the admission fee. There are three daily departures on weekdays and at weekends. Please ask at the ticket counter for departure times. In school holiday periods, the mini-train runs throughout opening hours.

Events

During the year, we offer a wide variety of events aimed at children in particular. They typically take place during mid-term breaks and school holidays and can be seen under Activities.