The Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum is a cultural history museum located inside the old Galley House of the Danish Royal Library. The structure serves as a tribute to the event wherein Danish Jews were saved from persecution of the Nazi by fellow Danes in the year 1943. The museum was inaugurated in 2004.

It is especially distinct because of its unique architecture. Daniel Libeskind, the man responsible for its design has made it in such a way as to represent the human involvement and good deed of saving the persecuted Danish Jews. The museum’s Board of Directors has purposely chosen to focus on the diverse culture of Jews in Denmark rather than the horrors of the Holocaust. Aside from diversity, the concept of inclusiveness or the Jewish community opening up to Danish society is also being widely explored.

The museum is occupying a very historic space,being in the vicinity of the Danish Royal Library. The interiors of the museum is a real treat to the senses with its corridors shaped in Hebrew letters coming from the word Mitzvah. These corridors are the museum’s exhibition spaces for the treasured artifacts and artworks.

Guided tours are available all summer. There is a different schedule for winter visits. The museum is closed every Monday and during designated holidays. Children and youth up to 18 years can visit the museum for free. Rates for students, adults, and pensioners vary. There are discounts offered to group visitors. Group tours are conducted for a maximum of 25 visitors whereby it is assured that the museum is exclusive to the group for an hour. 

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