Horsens has many museums with very different experiences for the visitor. The huge variety in the focus of the museums offers a complete time travel starting in medieval times and ending with contemporary art today.
The Prison Museum
Experience the former Horsens State Prison's historical buildings and gain insight into life in prison from 1853 up to modern times (the prison was active until 2006), seen from both the perspective of the inmates and staff. Marvel at the audacity of incredible escape artists like Carl Lorentzen. Shiver at the axe that was used to behead Jens Nielsen in 1892. Or smile at the huge pants left behind by Minister of Justice Alberti, who embezzled the government in Denmark's biggest case of fraud.
For more information see the Fængslet homepage (in English)
Horsens Art Museum
Horsens Art Museum is a highly profiled museum of Danish contemporary art with a comprehensive collection with works by many different artists. The museum proudly presents the biggest collection of paintings, drawings and graphic works by the famous Danish artist Michael Kvium, who was born and raised in Horsens.
For more information see the Horsens Art Museum homepage (in English)
Horsens Museum focuses on history and development in the area around Horsens. During its more than 100 years of existence, the museum has dealt with many subjects. The museum's archaeologists have been involved in local excavations as well as the search for for the last resting place of the famous local explorer Vitus Bering on the east coast of Russia.
For opening hours and contact information see the Horsens Museum homepage (in English)
The Danish Museum of Industry
The museum tells the story of how changes in mode of production, living conditions, and financial development since 1850 greatly influenced life in Denmark. The museum lets you step right into the development of industrial society in Denmark and offers rich, exciting experiences for the whole family - including many activities for children. In the Engine Hall, you can experience power and energy up close when giant diesel and steam engines are turned on, and visit the many workshops in the museum that are kept alive by active volunteers.
Find more information here (in English) or visit the Danish Museum of Industry homepage.