514. The Danish Bank and Savings museum


An unknown treasure
Experience the ”hidden” and charming Bank and Savings Museum which is located in a beautiful and old merchant house at Christianshavn’s Canal. On Culture Night, children and adults are invited to attend guided tours and ”do it yourself”-activities. Additionally, see a new exhibition about the 400 year old district; Christianshavn. You can also listen to exciting talks and literally have a taste of history.

Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bank- og Sparekassemuseet
Ovengaden Neden Vandet 11
1414 København K

Categories and District
Children 2-5 years
Children 6-12 years
Guided tour
Try something new
Christianshavn / Holmen

Associated events

18:00 - 23:00

The Bank and Savings museum

The Bank and Savings museum is a glimpse into the 19th century’s banking system. The museum gives children and adults an insight into a time where banks became more significant in the Danish as well as the international financial world. You are additionally going to be let inside the office of the first CEO of Privatbanken, C.F. Tietgen.
18:00 - 23:00

Christianshavn in 400 years

On Culture Night, a special exhibition opens which marks Christianshavn’s 400th birthday. Christianshavn is more multifaceted than any other part of the capital. From fortification and independent market town through rich merchant’s houses and slum. Today, finance business’ glass facades share space with idyllic canals and alternative lifestyles.
18:00 - 23:00

It is for children!

There are activities for children in the write and draw workshop where you can try to write with old pen and ink as well as draw in a special Christianshavn coloring book which you get to keep. There are special tours for children in the Bank and Savings museum as well.
18:00 - 23:00

Taste the history!

The Bank and Savings museum is placed in a fine, old merchant’s house which has been previously owned by merchant Peter F. Heering who is known for his world-famous cherry liqueur, Cherry Heering. Come and taste the wine, hear about the building’s history and take a look at the charming basement where the wine barrels from then is still preserved.
19:00 - 19:30

B&W – Denmark’s biggest industrial firm

In the 1930th, The firm Burmeister & Wain, which was located at Christianshavn, was the country’s biggest and most influential industrial workplace with almost 10,000 employees. Associate professor, ph.d. Niels Jul Nielsen explains the exciting history of B&W as a firm and as a workplace.
20:00 - 20:30

300 years of shoe history

Christianshavn is an artificial island created in the 17th century by filling soil and garbage on to the bottom of the sea and later built houses on it. The underground is full of exciting things from the past, e.g. a lot of old shoes! Museum keeper, ph.d. Vivi Lena Andersen tells about 300 years of shoe history from archeological findings.