Besættelsesmuseet i Århus 1940-45

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The object of the Museum is to document and inform about the period of the occupation in and around Århus during the Second World War from 1940 to 1945.

The Museum shows both peaceful and dramatic events in Århus during the German occupation. Everyday life during the occupation, restrictions, humour, German military equipment, Allied, Nazi and Danish propaganda and Nazi terror against the civilian population are also part of the exhibition. Furthermore, allied air raids on Århus, the dropping of arms to the Århus Resistance and finally the work and equipment of the Resistance are on display.

Everything is displayed through original objects, documents, photos, plates and tableaux.

The Museum is run by volunteers. Sale of tickets and various endowments from private persons, who are or who have been connected with the Museum or the Resistance, and contributions from some foundations, are the only source of income of the Museum. 

The Museum is not particularly large, but it is possible to spend several hours looking at the incredibly many objects on display. 


Opening hours:

Normal opening hours:

Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

In the months of June, July and August the museum are open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.
Mondays closed.

On special days, when there are official Cruise liners in the harbour, the opening hours are 10 a.m. to 16 p.m.



Adults: 30,00 DKK 6,00 USD 4,00 EUR
Seniors: 20,00 DKK 4,00 USD 3,00 EUR
Students**: 20,00 DKK 4,00 USD 3,00 EUR
** Only with a valid student License.

Children (Seventeen and under), no entrance fee.

Conducted tours for schools and educational establishments can be arranged - admission free - by appointment.

The Museum can be contacted by telephone during opening hours

Where to find us:

Mathilde Fibigers Have 2

8000  Århus C.


+45 8618 4277
+45 8618 4283




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Sidst opdateret:  maj 31, 2017