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Model of medieval Copenhagen - exhibited outside the City Museum in the summer season. The Castle in front is Copenhagen Castle - built in the late 14th century - and placed on the Isle of "Slotsholmen" - with the famous "Blue Tower".
 

City Museum of Copenhagen
The Royal Shooting Society's palace from 1787 - houses the City Museum of Copenhagen. The City Museum was founded in 1901 - and located in the Town Hall of Copenhagen. Since 1956 the City Museum of Copenhagen has been situated permanently in the buildings of the former Royal Shooting Society.

 
“Vesterbro” - 1863
The picture shows the area around “Vesterbro” in 1863 - with the premises of the Royal Shooting Society in front. At that time - many boarding houses and flats were built for the working class people in this neighbourhood.
Royal Shooting Society - 1870
The Royal Shooting Society building in 1870 - which was later sold to the municipality of Copenhagen - who converted the premises into a public park - and later then furnished the building into a well functioning City Museum in 1956.
 
The Royal Shooting Society - and the City Museum
The Royal Shooting Society was founded in the middle age by rich merchants - who enjoyed the social life associated with the peacefully shooting at targets and other objects. Around 1750s - the society obtained royal permission to shoot outside the city gate of "Vesterport" - which lead to the building of the present stately mansion from 1782 to 1787 - on "Vesterbrogade". The Royal Shooting Society's palace estate was located outside the ramparts of Copenhagen in the Vesterbro area - where nearly 1000 inhabitants lived and worked in the new industrial quarters with factories and large manufacturing facilities. In 1880s - the Vesterbro district grew tremendously and was predominantly working class with small businesses - family houses - boarding houses - hotels and restaurants and most of all industrial production - which was one of the reason why the Shooting Society sold their property to the municipality of Copenhagen - who took the initiative to convert the former shooting range into a public park - and then furnished the building as a city museum - which was inaugurated in 1956.
 
The City Museum
The old Royal Shooting Society mansion from 1787 houses the City Museum on Vesterbrogade. The museum moved into the stately premises in 1956 from the city Town Hall - where it was located since 1901. In front a complete model of Copenhagen in the middle age.
Copenhagen's Cathedra l- 1320
The City Museum is packed with artefacts, antiquities - archaeological material and artistic items together with a long range of interesting material related to the city of Copenhagen. Here is a model of Copenhagen's Cathedral - from 1320 called - The Church of Our Lady.
 
Museum covering Copenhagen's history
The present City Museum presents the visitors with a full coverage of Copenhagen’s history - and exhibits a very rich collection of artefacts - antiquities - archaeological material - and artistic items together with a long range of material related to the city of Copenhagen.

Model of medieval Copenhagen
In the summer season the museum exhibits a large model of Copenhagen from the middle age - showing the first Royal castle on the isle of Slotsholmen together with the four gates and ramparts that surrounded the medieval city.
 
The City Coat Of Arms
The original Copenhagen City Coat Of Arms carved in solid wood from 1661 - and given as a gift by King Frederik III to the courageous citizens - who supported the King - and bravely defended Copenhagen in 1659 during the Swedish occupation.
The Ceremonial Hall - 1787
At the upper level of the City Museum is the exclusive ceremonial hall from 1787 - which is often used for temporary exhibitions and other official events. The Søren A. Kierkegaard Collection is situated in a room at the side of the hall.
Søren A. Kierkegaard
The famous Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is represented at the City Museum with a permanent exposition showing some of his work - and following his life in Copenhagen. The portrait is painted in 1840 by his cousin Niels Christian Kierkegaard.
 

Søren A. Kierkegaard (SAK) - Famous Danish philosopher
The museum also presents a small permanent exhibition of the famous Danish philosopher Søren A. Kierkegaard (1813-1855) - and his relations to Copenhagen. Søren Kierkegaard was born in Copenhagen - where he also spent all his days - and well known as a defender of religious faith. He matriculated in theology in 1840 - from the University of Copenhagen - and in 1841 he also earned a Master’s degree - which corresponded then to a doctoral degree - with a dissertation.

Extensive restoration of the City Museum
The City Museum of Copenhagen went trough an extensive restoration in 2000 - and is fully up-to-date with information and material about the development of the city since its foundation in 1167.

OBS!
Copenhagen Museum is temporarily closed - and will move to new locations in central Copenhagen with the aim to open again in 2018.
 

The City Museum - New location - 2018

Address from 2018
The Museum of Copenhagen
Stormgade 18
1555 Copenhagen V

 

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