WELCOME TO BORNHOLM'S DEFENCE MUSEUM

Visit a collection of military artifacts on the Danish island of Bornholm.

The museum displays a unique collection of historical artifacts 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’).

A HISTORICAL TREASURE CHEST

The museum’s collection offers many unique and interesting objects that makes it a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in military history. Below is three featured historical objects that are part of the permanent displays at the museum.

ENGIMA

See the museum’s German Enigma encryption machine from the Second World War. There are only 284 machines left used during the war. The museum’s Enigma was discarded in a ditch at the end of the war, when the German troops on the island surrended to the Soviets.

HAT BAND FROM WILHELM GUSTLOFF

Hat band 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.

A DRAGOON CHAKOT

Hat used by the Danish military from around 1810-1864. The design originated from Russia and was quite popular during the period.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Here you can find our opening hours, ticket prices and location.

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday 10-16
Saturday-Sunday Closed
Public holidays Closed
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.

TICKET PRICES

ADULTS 65 KR.
PENSIONERS 50 KR.
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 on phone no. +45 51 33 00 33