A building we raise

In the beautiful Assembly Hall attic a dramatic story in light and sound is projected on the walls and ceilings.

The attic above the Assembly Hall is a unique room no visitor should miss. This is where you can experience the museum’s light-and-sound show. A Building of Our Own: The Story of the Birth of the Danish Labour Movement. Texts, light and images are projected onto the walls and floor of the attic in a vivid depiction of the period from the first tentative beginnings of the labour movement, to the Battle of the Commons in 1872, to the construction of the workers’ community centre in 1879.

Here you can meet Louis Pio, the founding figure of the Danish labour movement, and his arch rival Chief Constable Crone, who used every means at his disposal to combat the advance of socialism. You can hear the police informer whispering his observations from workers’ meetings at the Phoenix Dance Salon, and stand on the grass of Copenhagen commons and feel violent battles on all sides.

The Light-and-sound show is shown everyday at 11 AM, 1 PM and 2.30 PM with no further admission than entry to the museum. Meet in the Coffee Shop on the first floor. It is possible to book the presentation at other times. There is a limit of 30 people in the attic.