The museum displays a unique collection of historical artefacts from the island’s military history ranging from the 17th century to the present day.
A large part of the museum is focused on the history of the local Danish military units, but the museum’s exhibition on the Second World War includes leftovers from the German and Soviet occupations – incl. weapons, uniforms and a German Enigma encryption device (know from such films as ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘U-571’).
- Background: Recreation from the film 'Die Gustloff' (2008)
HATBAND FROM WILHELM GUSTLOFF
In the museum’s collection from The Second World war visitors can see a hatband from the German hospital ship Wilhelm Gustloff. The ship was sunk on 30th January 1945 by a Soviet submarine East of Bornholm. It is estimated that around 5-9.000 people lost their lives in this incident.
The hatband is a rare leftover from this event and a stark reminder on the casualties of war.
|Guided tour outside normal opening hours||contact us|
|Saturday openings||8. June, 13. July, 20. Juli, 17. August, 19. October|
The museum opened on the 14th April and closes for the season on the 19th October 2019.
|CHILDREN 6 -16 YEARS OLD||35 KR.|
|UNDER 6 YEARS OLD||FREE|
|GUIDED TOUR (booked two days in advance)||400 KR|
|GROUPS Ask the Museum Director Klaus Linnert on phone no. +45 51 33 00 33||–|