M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

M/S Maritime Museum in Elsinore is one of the most talked about museums in recent years. It has been named ‘A cutting-edge cultural venue’ by New York Times and ‘One of the eight greatest new museums’ by BBC. A sensory experience awaits with stunning architecture and modern, interactive exhibitions.

The M/S Maritime Museum is located in front of Kronborg Castle in Elsinore and is shaped like an enormous ship. It is built below the ground around an old dry dock.

The famous Danish architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group - are behind this underground building. And once you move down the sloping bridges, a world full of maritime stories and adventures will reveal itself. 

Eight different themes

You can experience the story of Denmark as one of the world's leading maritime nations through eight different themes. You can look forward to the museum's rich maritime collection on display in an evocative and dramatic staging with major film projections and soundscapes.  

Experience seafaring up close in the 400 m2 maritime play universe ‘THE DREAM SHIP’ which encourage play, adventure and stories amongst children, parents and grandparents. ‘THE DREAM SHIP’ is supported by the Nordea Foundation and the Lauritzen Foundation.

You can, among other things, come face to face with a torpedo, get an old sailor tattoo and see the world's largest model of a container ship.

Furthermore, the M/S Café offers lunch, hot and cold beverages and a selection of cakes. The museum shop M/S Cargo sells a wide variety of books, clothes, applied arts and toys related to the maritime world. 

Opening Hours

01.09.2023 - 22.12.2023:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
Friday: 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00


Ny Kronborgvej 1

3000 Helsingør