Museum of Copenhagen changes location

After many years of searching for a new address and money, the Museum of Copenhagen is moving to a new location on Stormgade in the city centre, reports Jyllands-Posten.

The city has allocated 53 million kroner for the transition and an additional three million more to cover the museum's running costs in 2015.

Leaving the miniature behind
The museum has long lacked the right framework to host modern exhibitions and struggled to live up to its ambition to be the 'face of the city'. 

Since 1956, the museum has been situated on Vesterbrogade, just down the road from Vesterbro Torv, where a miniature version of Copenhagen can be found at its front.

Greener pastures found
The museum is moving to a prominent 2,000 sqm corner building on Stormgade. It was built between 1893 and 1894 and for many years housed the public trustee office (Overformynderiet). 

"It's about as much space as the museum had on Vesterbrogade, but the rooms are much better," explained the acting head of the museum, Karen Bundgaard Andersen, to the newspaper. 

Museum island in the heart of the city
The mayor for culture, Carl Christian Ebbesen (DF), believes the new location will attract more tourists and create a "museum island" together with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the National Museum, and Thorvaldsen Museum. 

The Museum of Copenhagen is expected to open its first exhibition at the new premises in the spring of 2016.