A 16th century fashionable shoe or a damaged brick from Ungdomshuset (The Youth House) come together in rendering history more tangible. This is the motivating factor underlying the museum's collection and preservation of objects, paintings, drawings, films, photographs and sound recordings that bear witness to the life led by Copenhageners.
Unique photographs of 19th century Nørrebro and paintings by Købke and Fischer. The Museum of Copenhagen has a large image archive comprising a wealth of material on the history of Copenhagen from the 17th century right up to the present.
The active collection of objects, photographs, films, paintings and other materials that can enlighten us on the past and present history of Copenhagen is vital to the Museum of Copenhagen. The museum is responsible for contemporary collection activities in the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
A wealth of surprising and obscure stories about Copenhagen is gathered within the collections of the Museum of Copenhagen. In the following, you can read more about how to come behind the scenes and see the numerous pictures and objects that are not on display at the museum.