Danish Railway Museum

Choo choo! The train is on its way! You'll find the Danish Railway Museum housed in an old roundhouse in the centre of Odense. Find out all about Denmark's fascinating railway history. The museum offers exhibits and activities for people of all ages, as well as railway and locomotive enthusiasts. So pack your train whistle and get ready for a fun day at the Danish Railway Museum.

Take a trip through the Danish Railway Museum

The Danish Railway Museum is located in a rustic building in the heart of Odense. The building was previously used as a roundhouse, a place where locomotives were kept when they weren't being operated on the tracks by DSB (the Danish state railway company). Today, this enormous building and its 21 tracks have been turned into a museum. You can view Denmark's oldest existing steam locomotive from 1868 and newer diesel electric engines as well. All the locomotives on display along with the carriages superbly depict train travel in these Danish carriages. Most of the trains offer visitors an opportunity to view the interiors. Wonder how uncomfortable and hard the 3rd class benches were to sit on? Or what the cab in a steam locomotive looks like? There are plenty of exciting hours of adventure for the whole family at the Danish Railway Museum.

Danish Railway Museum | Photo: Flemming Wedell - Danish Railway Museum | Scandic Hotels

Plenty of space to play at the Children’s Railway Station

The Children’s Railway Station allows the dreams of small, aspiring engine drivers to come to life. Children can buy and sell tickets, man the control tower to help keep train departures on time, and travel to far-off destinations. Every day, a mini train runs either outside or inside and you can ride it as many times as you like.

Hotels close to the Danish Railway Museum

If you're travelling to Funen, our hotel is close to central Odense. You'll find our cosy Scandic Odense a short drive from the city and with easy access to the motorway.