Photo: Malthe Folke Ivarsson

The Banquet Hall

The Banquet Hall is the heart of the old Workers’ Assembly Building, which dates from 1879. It features an abundance of decorations and artistic details – testament to the pride of the countless different trades and craftsmen who used the building on Rømersgade. The Banquet Hall formed the setting for innumerable meetings, political discussions, congresses and parties, and here thousands of workers became accustomed to participating in democracy and civic life. In 2021, the Banquet Hall underwent major refurbishment.
Come and enjoy this beautiful hall, filled from floor to balcony with a myriad of stories. Explore the life that went on in the hall across the years, visit the museum’s exhibitions and experience the unique sound and light installation.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ –Berlingske’s critic gave the Banquet Hall 5 stars on 17 October 2021 Read the review

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ –Politiken’s gave the Banquet Hall 5 hearts on 29 December 2021Read the review

PLEASE NOTE. On certain days the Banquet Hall may be closed due to events. To make absolutely sure you can enter the Banquet Hall during your visit, feel free to contact us in advance.

Restoration of the ceiling decoration 2023

Until June 30, 2023, the National Museum’s conservators are working on the balcony in the banquet hall to clean and restore a very special and unusually large decoration at the ceiling. It dates from 1913, when the ballroom was extended – the year which is the focal point for the banquet hall’s appearance today. At the same time, we paint the curved transition between ceiling and walls in its original deep green colour. It ties the decorations of the glass ceiling and the ocher yellow color of the walls together beautifully.

As the work is being done on scaffolding at the vault, there will be limited access at times, but you may also be lucky to get a sneak peek into the restoration. However, the lift to the balcony is closed during the entire period, which is why there will be no disabled access.

The exhibition in the Stauning Room:
Welcome to the Assembly Building!

Learn all about the museum building – the Workers’ Assembly Building, which dates from 1879. Situated next to the Banquet Hall, the Stauning Room tells the story of how workers collected thousands of coins and in record time built this building, which they sorely needed. The Assembly Building was inaugurated on 23 April 1879. From that day on, it was one of the permanent hubs of the labour movement. Now there was a rich programme of activities for workers of all ages – everything from mandatory annual general meetings to wild fancy-dress balls.

The Assembly Building also provided a school for the numerous Folkets Huse (community centres) that thrived in towns of all sizes throughout the provinces of Denmark. Today, even though this unique building complex has housed the Workers Museum since 1983, it is the second oldest existing building in the world to provide physical proof of working-class cultural heritage.

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