The Frederiks Vaerk Museum of Industry is the local museum for the Municipality of Halsnaes in Northern Zealand. It runs The Powder Works Museum, The Ironmaster’s Mansion (“Palæet”) and the old military depot Arsenalet in Frederiksvaerk besides a complete different site that is the memorial of the Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen in Hundested.
The aim of the museum is to focus on the unique industrial heritage of Frederiksvaerk whilst incorporating heritage in planning for the future. It is the ambition of the museum to redefine the thinking about museums in general. To this end The Frederiksvaerk Museum of Industry is working hard to develop what we call ‘A Museum without Walls’. This museum concept considers the common space of the town and the heritage landscape its exhibition room, as it tears down traditional boundaries between the exhibition, the storage, and the propagation of knowledge. The concept specifically targets the youth, local inhabitants, and tourists - both domestic and from abroad.
With this guide the Frederiks Værk Museum of Industry wants to present and visualize Frederiksværk as one of 25 national industrial heritage sites in Denmark.
The guide presents a brief introduction to 22 plus some more of Frederiksværks most important places and buildings and is a perfect starting point for a historical sightseeing tour on foot or bicycle for anyone who wishes to explore the fascinating history of more than 250 years of cannon and gunpowder manufacture.
The buildings and structures presented in this guide have been selected for their historical importance, their architectural value and because they make up a unique cultural and historical environment.
Housing the administration, the Archives and The Museum Library.
Please send us an email or give us a call if you want acces to the Archives or the Library.
Info@indmus.dk and +45 47720605
Frederiksvaerk is first and foremost a town boasting a proud an unbroken history of industrial activity. For this reason the Danish Department of Culture declared Frederiksvaerk a national industrial heritage site in 2007. It represents a unique piece of Danish industrial history with copper, iron and steel as the focal points. In other words, a heritage and a cultural environment not only of local significance, but one that counts even beyond the national perspective.
Frederik Veark Museum of industry is a member of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage, which is the European network for industrial cultural heritage in Europe