Step on board with us from 1847 and till today
The exhibition features an impressive range of iconic engines and carriages, among them Denmark’s oldest preserved steam engine, the H40, from 1868. The exhibited engines and carriages trace the development of Danish railway history. Visitors may step inside many of the engines and carriages:
On the last two tracks, the Museum has a workshop which you can see from the balcony of the building. On the balcony, you also get a chronological presentation of the development of the railway in Denmark, based on the Museum’s unique collection of models, paintings, photographs and various other items. You will also find a cafe and the Children’s Railway Station on the balcony.
Climb inside the double-decker coach which brought Copenhageners to Dyrehaven, a forest park north of Copenhagen, at the beginning of the twentieth century
You can get into many carriages and engines, for example the driver’s cab of the E engine
In the mail van, postal workers sorting letters while under way
The Museum is housed in authentic premises, an engine-shed from 1954
Step inside the meat van
Railway workers are loading parcels and suitcases on to a luggage van
The Museum has a large outdoor area. Look at the turntable and get a sense of the characteristic shape of the engine-shed
The balcony provides a great view of the many engines and carriages
Look closely and enjoy the many beautiful details on the exhibits
The motor trolley is from 1933 and was used on the Skagen Line
The Museum has a large outdoor area around the old engine-shed. Here you get a good impression of the characteristic shape of the engine-shed; you can also see the turntable wherefrom countless carriages and engines have been shunted in and out of the engine-shed.
We also have a fully functional coal store and a water crane which supply our steam engines with coal and water when they are going to be used.
At Queen Louise’s Station, the Museum has even its own platform where various carriages and engines are exhibited. This is also where, on selected days, we offer vintage train rides to our visitors on the Museum’s own railway section.
Our youngest visitors are likely to enjoy our large and very popular play area. We also focus on children’s perspective, offering mini-train rides around Denmark.
The Museum’s exhibitions and daily activities make it easy to spend half a day on a visit to the Danish Railway Museum.