The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark is located at the UNESCO World Heritage site in Helsingor. The iconic museum is built around an old dry dock and is designed by the internationally renowned architecture company BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
A beautiful hole in the ground. Leaving the 60 year old dock walls untouched, the exhibitions are placed below ground and arranged in a continuous loop around the dry dock walls – making the dock the centerpiece of the exhibition – an open, outdoor area where visitors experience the scale of ship building.
The architecture and exhibitions aim for new horizons, making the museum relevant, inclusive and accessible to everyone. The architecture of the museum is iconic, guiding visitors through a continuous flow of spaces expanding across gently sloping floors at different levels before crossing the old dock 8 meter below the level of the sea. The M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark has been nominated and has won a number of international awards since it opened in 2013, and has been called ‘A cutting-edge cultural venue’ by The New York Times, and ‘One of the eight greatest new museums’ by BBC.
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English, German
Group size: 20 persons
Level of difficulty: easy