The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45

Opening Hours

  • Valid between 19/10-2020 - 31/12-2020
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

The Occupation Museum Aarhus 1940-45

Take a walk in the past

Please notice that the museum due to renovation is closed from 19. February 2018 till 2020.  

Among the themes are substitutes, Danish humour and nationalism, German restrictions, military equipmeant and terror against the civilian population, Allied, Nazi and Danish propaganda. Allied air raids on Aarhus, and aid to the resistance such as weapons and explosives supplied by the RAF.

Danish Resistance Movement

The museum also in detail describes sabotage carried out by the local resistance. All displayed through original objects, weapons, documents as well as through original photographs and tableaux.


The museum is situated in the cellar of the city's old police station, which from the autumn of 1944 to the German capitulation served as Gestapo headquarters.
The museum is run by volunteer staff.
Opening hours during cruise ship visits: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

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