About Us

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The Workers Museum is located in the original Workers Assembly Building in central Copenhagen. The building, which was raised by the labour movement, is from 1879, and is on Unesco’s tentative list.

At the museum you can experience everyday life in 1950s Denmark and you can visit the apartment of the Sørensen family who moved to Copenhagen in 1885. You can explore the development of industrial work and step in to the lives of working class kids in The Workers Museum for Children. And you can have a cup of 1950s chicory coffee in the original coffee shop and enjoy traditional Danish lunch in the authentic basement restaurant from 1892.

The vision of the Workers Museum:

The Workers Museum strengthens the will for an equal and just society by creating engaging sessions with history.

The mission of the Workers Museum:

We collect, preserve, explore, communicate and update the cultural heritage of the workers movement and the history of working conditions and everyday life in Denmark.

The Workers Museum is:

  • A state-recognized museum for the workers, the everyday life of a broad span of the Danish population, the work life and for the history of the workers movement
  • A specialized research library for history of the workers
  • One of the biggest nationwide private archives focusing on the political left’s parties, organizations and personalities.