FÆNGSLET in Horsens is a very diverse cultural institution. At the centre are the old buildings, which since 1853 has been home to some of the most hardened criminal minds. The prison was run by the state until 2006, and the past is still very apparent when visiting the place.
FÆNGSLET is the home of several of Horsens’ creative stakeholders. Horsens & Friends rents the offices in the front building, and several artists have set up workshops in the authentic buildings.
We look forward to greeting you as our guests at FÆNGSLET.
A unique museum experience awaits you at FÆNGLSET in Horsens.
The Prison Museum gives you a rare opportunity to experience the otherwise closed world of a prison. Find out what life behind the walls was like for both inmates and guards throughout history.
Shiver at the axe that was used to behead Jens Nielsen in 1892. Marvel at the audacity of incredible escape artists like Carl Lorentzen. Or smile at the huge pants left behind by Minister of Justice Alberti, who embezzled the government in Denmark's biggest case of fraud.
See the prison cells of different eras, the biker units, and the prison chapel as well as thousands of fascinating objects from the unique collection for a thought-provoking and memorable museum experience like no other.
Please note that there are many stairs in the Prison Museum!