The Danish Railway Museum
Take a walk in the past
Nostalgia and memories at the Danish Railway Museum
In the middle of Odense, just beside the railway station, the museum houses an original roundhouse building from 1954. Here you can experience the history of the railway in Denmark up close. We have 21 train tracks with iconic locomotives and carts. Take a peek into the royal wagons, experience 1st class travel and see Denmark's oldest working steam engine from 1868. You have access to many of the museum's locomotives and carts. You can sit on the wooden seats in the two-story Klampenborg wagon, stand in the cab on the steam locomotive from 1954 and enter the postage wagon. You can also visit exhibitions about Hans Christian Andersen's personal train travels and rail safety.
Or experience Coupe of Dreams, which is a poetic and sensual exhibition about Interrail and Wagons-Lits, where staged environments and coupes tell the story of Dane's train journeys to foreign destinations.
Especially for the kids
The big locomotives fascinate children of all ages. You may touch, play and explore our many cars and locomotives. The smallest guests will love the Children's Train Station, which is a children's railway station. Outdoors, we have a new, large, learn and play area with a large steam locomotive and a water tower from which you can slide. Every day you can take a ride on our mini train, either inside the museum or outdoors. Outdoors we have a brand new mini-train plant, staged with child-sized historical railway environments. You start the trip from Copenhagen Central Station. Along the way, you drive over the old Little Belt Bridge, through a Great Belt Ferry and a small railway town. The mini trains are modelled from a real train such as the MY locomotive and the MY jet train.
All activities are free once the entrance fee is paid. Children under 5 years are free of charge.