Explore our many exciting exhibitions, which are located in 8 different buildings, in the beautiful park that surrounds the museum and in the forest between the buildings.
There are experiments and games for the whole family – all designed to help you learn more about climate, energy and the green transition.
Read more about our museum highlights below:
Hydropower Plant - Gudenaacentralen
Visit the beautiful historical building, Gudenaacentralen, also known as Tangeværket – Denmark’s largest hydropower plant, built between 1918-1920 and officially inaugurated in 1921. Gudenaacentralen had – and still has – a capacity of 3.3 MW per day. When the plant was built, it could supply electricity to about 25% of Jutland’s population.
Today the hydropower plant supplies about 3,000 households with electricity at the same capacity as 100 years ago – because our energy consumption is much higher today than it was then.
Take a stroll alongside the river, feel the power of the rushing water around the turbines and visit the impressive machine hall, where the more than 100 years old generators still produce green power every day.
The niels bohr tower
The Bohr Tower is named after the famous Danish scientist, Niels Bohr (1885-1962). Here we have a large Van de Graaff generator, which is Niels Bohr’s old high voltage accelerator. Before it was given to the museum, it was used for experiments in nuclear physics at the Niels Bohr Institute (University of Copenhagen) from 1954 – 1996.
In the Niels Bohr Tower, you can also experience a lightning show on the museum’s large Tesla coil, which generates up to 1 million volts. The Tesla coil is a 230-volt AC transformer, which was invented by the scientist and inventor Nicola Tesla (1856 – 1943), who dreamed of being able to send wireless electricity to the whole world. Our Tesla coil can’t provide the whole world with wireless electricity – but you don’t want to miss the rush of up to 1 million volts and remarkable lightning bolts during our show!
House of electricity
In the House of Electricity, we tell the story of how electricity has been produced throughout the last 150 years. In the middle of the building, we have the large engine from Pindstrup Mosebrug from 1895, where the boiler was fired with wood or coal to provide steam to drive the machines in the factory until 1970. You can also follow the current electricity production in Denmark and learn about the import and export of electricity from and to our neighboring countries.
Explore our three floors of exhibitions and enjoy hundreds of objects from the exciting history of electricity – from coal-fired steam engines to modern green wind power. Don’t miss the evolution of phones, our large collection of light bulbs and lamps and the giant Danish GIER computer from the 1960’s, that was used for calculations.
wind power exhibition
This exhibition tells the story of wind power – of how wind occurs and of how we harvest the great powers of the wind. We focus on the history of wind turbines and the more technical parts of wind turbines – and tell the story of how Denmark became the world’s leading nation in wind power technologies.
Explore our various hands-on experiments and experience the rush of how it feels to stand inside a large offshore wind turbine when you try our VR-experience. In our outdoor exhibition we also have several experiences linked to wind; try our wild wind machine and see the impressively large historical windmills.
In this exhibition we focus on future energy supply and green technologies. Power-to-X technologies can seem very complex and even futuristic, but our newest exhibition breaks down the theory and technologies behind it.
Renewable energy sources are most often reliant on the forces of nature, but as modern human beings we depend on a stable energy supply.
In this exhibition we ask the question: is it possible to save the wind? You can get the answer to this question and many more in the Power-to-X exhibition.
When you go through the doors of one of our historical houses, it almost feels like time travel! The houses are decorated as typical Danish homes from the 1920’s, the 1930’s and the 1960’s respectively.
When you visit each house, you will experience the different changes in the standards of living for the residents over time. Moreover, you can learn about how the emergence of the electric appliances changed the every day lives of Danish women.
Take a tour in the houses, feel the atmosphere, and explore the typical and at times peculiar electric appliances of the different time periods. You might even be surprised of how much our electricity consumption also changed throughout the period!