History of the Museum

The Danish Museum of Science & Technology was established in 1911 by Danish Industry and the Crafts Association of Copenhagen. However, the museum's collection reaches further back. Among other things, the museum has scales from the 17th century and a collection of objects used by the famous Danish scientist H.C. Ørsted to discover electromagnetism in 1820, a discovery that made him world famous.

The museum was originally located at Denmark's Technical University, but was moved to its present location in Helsingør in 1965. Since the museum was established, it has successfully built one of the finest collections of science and technology in Northern Europe.

Today the museum has several large collections, among others, the objects from the large Nordic industrial exhibition that was held in Copenhagen in 1888 and the original collection from Denmark's Technical University. Furthermore, the museum has received large collections from the former Denmark's Aircraft Museum, the Zone rescue service, the former Road and Bridge Museum, the Patent Directorate's collection of prototypes, an important historical communication collection from the Tage Schouboe Museum, and a collection about the inventor J.C.H. Ellehammer.

Facts
Approx. 70,000 visitors per year.
Approx. 10,000 students
Approx. 30,000 museum objects

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