Opening hours and prices
Ticket sale closes half an hour prior to closing hour.
The café follows the museum timing.
Adults: DKK 110,- (march-oct.) | DKK 100,- (nov.-feb.)
Children and adolescents (0-17 years): Free
Season pass: DKK 295,-
Tickets are sold at the entrance
Public guided tours
The Prison Museum offers public tours in English during the summer holiday once a day. The price is DKK 35,- + entrance fee to the museum.
Private guided tours
If you want a complimentary possibility to walking on your own, we offer private tours in English all year round.
The tour is an in-depth, personalized journey through the penitentiary’s historic buildings and its 153 years of existence as seen through the perspective of the institution’s inmates and personnel. The tour covers all three floors of The Prison Museum.
10 persons or more:
10-19 pers.: 10 %
20-49 pers.: 15 %
50 or more: 20 %
Practical information about the Prison Museum
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about parking, accessibility and other practical issues at the museum.
All parking at FÆNGSLET is free, and there is no time limit. We have several parking areas. There are parking areas for cars and a limited number of spaces for busses at FÆNGSLET. As well as two parking spaces for disabled. When very busy, sidewalk parking is allowed on the premises as well as parking at Vesthallen on Fussingsvej
Busses transporting museum guests cannot expect available parking during concert days, but are welcome to drop off and pick up passengers as close to the FÆNGSLET entrance as possible. Depending on the specific event.
FÆNGSLET is located 1,6 km from the railway station. It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from the station, and about 10 minutes by bike. The local bus line number 9 stop at Vesthallen/Borgmestervej near the museum.
The museum has lifts and ramps which makes it possible for wheelchair users to get around the exhibition areas on the different levels. The ramps leading into the building are steep and can be difficult to climb on your own. The store staff will be happy to help if needed. Please note, that the old building has some narrow passages which are inaccessible for larger wheelchairs.
There are dedicated disability parking spaces in front of the main entrance.
Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum; water excepted. You are more than welcome to drop into FÆNGSLET’s own eatery. Information about it here.
It is not allowed to bring dogs into the Prison Museum, if well behaved and on a lead they are welcome in the outdoor areas. We can provide a bowl of drinking water for dogs. Please remember to pick up after your dog
Photographs and video recordings for personal use
You are welcome to take pictures at the museum for personal use, but flashes are not allowed. The artefacts and objects on display may be damaged if they are exposed to strong light. When taking pictures, always be considerate and mindful of other guests.
You are also welcome to share pictures taken at the museum through your personal social media profiles. However, remember not to share pictures of any other guests without their permission. We encourage you to share your photos using the hashtag #fængselsmuseet or #fængslet.
If you have any questions about photography or other types of recordings made during your visit to the museum, please ask our personnel.
Recordings for commercial use
Photos and films intended for commercial use may only be shot if agreed in advance. Commercial photography/recordings are subject to special terms, conditions, and prices. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.