20. Nov. 2022 - 30. Dec. 2022

Christmas at The Workers Museum

Photo: Malthe Folke Ivarsson

Danish Christmas Cheer at The Workers Museum

20. November – 30. December 2022

Experience the old-fashioned Danish Christmas atmosphere in the historic building in the centre of Copenhagen. Take a tour of our classic 1950s exhibition, decorated for Christmas using the housewife’s limited means.

We celebrate Christmas at The Workers Museum every day from 10-17 and from 10-20 every Thursday. Admission is free for children under 18.


During Christmas you can experience:

All days:

♦️ A treasure hunt with an elf passport 

Join the Hansen family for Christmas in 1958. Fill in your elf passport, complete the puzzles and get a little surprise. Can be experienced every day. For children from ages 3 and up.

♦️ Christmas in exhibition The 1950s – the home-made Christmas

In the 2-room apartment, the diligent housewife has been putting up decorations for Christmas according to the designs of the time. She had to get creative and reuse some things because of rationing, shortages and high levels of unemployment following the Second World War. Boiled potatoes were transformed into a poor man’s marzipan, and although the youngest in the family could sit for hours looking dreamily in this year’s Christmas catalogue from Daells Varehus, the presents under the Christmas tree were homemade. The decorations as well.

Experience Christmas in a time of rationing in the small apartment and in the shopping street on the first floor of the exhibition The 1950s.

Café & Beer Hall’s popular Christmas table

Our historic restaurant is serving up a great Danish Christmas dinner, offering you everything your heart desires. Classic open sandwiches in small portions, warm Christmas favourites such as tartlets, Christmas herring, organic pork roast and so much more. Of course, there’s also traditional rice pudding on the table. Remember to book well in advance – See more on the Beer Hall’s website

Delicacies in the Coffee Bar

Enjoy hot cocoa or a cup of coffee with Rich’s in the 50’s Coffee Bar, and let yourself be tempted by the Christmas treats – Do you prefer gingerbread or the small, crispy Christmas cookies? Or how about a nice mulled wine with warm, so-called Danish apple fritters? Also get a taste of poor man’s marzipan, such as it was made in the 1950s because almonds were rationed.

Do your Christmas shopping in the store

Christmas calendars, climbing elfs, drums for the tree, poinsettias, advent candles, Christmas gifts and toys for the little ones. Come and make a Christmas find in our cosy shop. 🌲