The Energimuseet at Tange Lake
Whether you are a tamper, curious, nerdy or nostalgic.
And whether you are a small, large, parent or grandparent,
the Energy Museum oers a wealth of experiences
for the whole family with energy in the center.
The museum’s exhibition area is 15,000 square meters
and located in a fantastic natural area around Gudenåen
and Tange Lake. You will nd indoor exhibitions
- and outdoors you will nd activities and exciting
exhibitions. Here are playgrounds where you can use
your energy and lots of areas where you can relax with
the whole family. There is plenty to start with for
everyone. Skilled guides make lightning shows in the
Bohr Tower every day, and you can even explore by
activating a treasure hunt using your smartphone. Here
you will nd all eight exhibition houses in the museum’s
beautiful area around Tange Plant, Tange Lake and
The exhibition about wind power is called As the wind
blows. It is the story of how Denmark became the world
leader in wind turbine technology. The story begins in
1891 at Askov University with physicist Poul la Cour, who
was called Denmark’s Edison. Poul la Cour was the first in
Denmark to put a generator in a wind turbine and use
the mill to make electricity. At the same time, he trained
electricians and enabled farmers and craftsmen to make
small power plants around the country.
The House of Electricity
The Electricity House tells the story of how power is
produced, how it reaches consumers, and how it aects
our everyday lives and culture. In the 1,000 square meters
exhibition, many sub-themes are showcased. There is a
section on the changing design of lamps, environments
with old electricity generating machines, a section on
youth culture’s power consumption, a television studio,
and a section on industry with a real industrial robot
- just to mention some of the themes.
At The Energy Museum you can see the Tange Plant’s hall
with the three 100-year-old generators that still work.
You can see the museum’s exhibition on hydropower, and
you can visit the 800-meter dam that blocks the water of
the Gudenå and forms Tange Lake, the largest artificial
lake in Denmark. Gudenaa central is Denmark’s largest
hydropower plant, where electricity has been produced
The Ørsted Ceiling
The Ørsted Ceiling is a historical stage where large and
small tamperers can unfold. At the Ørsted Ceiling you
can step in the footsteps of scientists over centuries
from 1600-1900, when all basic discoveries and
inventions in the eld of electricity were made. And all
that is important is included.
The Historic Houses
The Energy Museum has three typical houses from
1920, 1935 and 1960 respectively. In the historic
houses, you can see how electricity and electrical
appliances have changed our daily lives and the way we
have lived in the last 100 years.
Niels Bohr Tower
Lightning and electric sparks can at once seem fascinating
and terrifying. As a rule, they are experienced at a
great distance and preferably behind window glass,
but in The Energy Museum’s Niels Bohr Tower you can
experience close up large and small electrical sparks
without danger to life and limbs.
In the tower stands a 7.5 meter high van de Graa generator.
The generator was built by Danish scientists in
1953 and has been used for scientic experiments for
a number of years. The experiments meant that Niels
Bohr’s son, physicist Aage Bohr, and Ben Mottelson
could conrm an epochal theory about the structure
of atomic nucleus nucleus. They were for this theory
awarded the Nobel Prize in 1975. Today, the generator is
replaced by new types and has thus obtained an otium
as the machine that can make sparks.
The Energy Garden
The Energy Garden is located at the main building
by Gudenåen and is one of the newest areas at The
Energy Museum. The purpose of the garden is to put
the concept of the Green Transition at eye level for both
children and adults in a cozy and scenic environment.
Here, you can experience a circular energy circuit that
can be used by all visitors to The Energy Museum. You
can pet goats, pick greens and learn about biogas at the
same time as it will be possible to cook simple food in
the outdoor kitchen.
How much power does a solar panel make, what does it
look like up close, and are there more than one kind? Is it
true that when the wind speed doubles, a wind turbine
produces eight times as much energy? Is the water getting
really hot in a solar collector? You can explore these
and similar questions yourself in the Energy Museum’s
Phone: +45 86 68 42 11
Opening hours: www.energimuseet.dk/dit-besoeg