Season 2022

Open weekend 11.00 – 17.00

New opening time september 3.

from 11.00 – 15.00

Only on sep. 3.

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The historic warships on Holmen

The floating cold war museum

The floating museum of Copenhagen at Nyholm is a unique experience for the whole family, the children and teenagers, schools and other institutions, local and foreign tourists.

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What is the historic warships on Holmen?

The historic warships on Holmen is the oldest Cold War museum in Denmark, situated on the historical Nyholm on the opposite side of Toldboden at the city side of Copenhagen.

At the old Naval Base “Holmen” in Copenhagen the frigate “Peder Skram”, the torpedo/missile boat “Seehested”, and the submarine “Sælen” invites everyone, who would like to know more about the work in the Danish Navy in the late half of the 20th century.

Get a unique change to see into the operation rooms of the warships, the radio station, or the artillery control centers, and experience how to control the war with the onboard weapon systems. On the warships you can also learn about the work the crew performed, had their dinner and where they slept.

Have a look at the impressive collection of cold war model warships and see the exhibition where the former foreign minister Uffe Ellemann tells the history of the Cold War.

Plan your visit here and enjoy eventful hours in Copenhagen with many stories from sailors, who have sailed and lived onboard the warships for several years.

An exciting experience where one can touch and test demo facilities awaits the children of all ages.

Imagine, explore and learn about the life of sailor.

Sponsors for the Museum
Fregatten Peder Skrams venner, Brødrene Hartmanns Fond, Hempel Fonden, Forsvarsministeriet, Oticon Fonden, Aase og Einer Danielsens Fond, Lauritzen Fonden, Enid Ingemanns Fond, Kulturministeriet, Rederiet Rohde Nielsen A/S, H. Hoffmann & Sønner, Ejendomsselskabet Norden, Arkitekterne Thorup & Bonderup, Direktør Erik Borelli-Møller, H. M.Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond, A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Thomas B. Thriges Fond, Tuborg Fondet, Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond, Københavns Kommune, Krista og Viggo Petersens Fond, Scan-Group, Knud Højgaards Fond, Dansk Metal, De Spannjerske Legater, Wismann Property Consult A/S, Simon Spies Fonden, Preben Johan Michelsens Fond, Jyllands-Postens Fond, Ole Erik Andersens Fond, Dansk Ubådsforening

Contact info


Museet Skibene på Holmen

Elefanten 2

1439 København K

CVR.: 18536048

Opening hours

August the 27th-28th. 11-17 o’clock.

October the 15th 17-23 o’clock

October the 16th-24th

11-17 o’clock


+ 45 32 57 13 16

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