Bornholm Museum

Rønne, Denmark

The Bornholm Museum is a museum located in Rønne. The museum gives a history of Rønne and the island of Bornholm, dating from the Paleolithic era to the modern age, including the history of occupied Bornholm during World War II. The museum houses a number of Nordic Bronze Age and Iron Age artifacts relating to the island and uses a Mjolnir, discovered in Bornholm, but now housed in the National Museum of Denmark), as its logo.

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Peter van Gemert (6 months ago)
Not as much your average museum, much more locally focussed. The information in English is limited, but I would still recommend if you're interested in Bornholm stories.
job hottentot (7 months ago)
Small old style museum that gives a good insight on the history of Bornholm. The collection on the archeological excavations at Sorte Muld (near Svaneke) is exceptional and contains many of the gold “gullgubben” that are found.
Kenn Madsen (2 years ago)
Small.....but sooooo much worth a visit....and do your self a favor....take the guided tour in the footprint of Boye
Kadri K (2 years ago)
A really good museum for a small place. Very extensive collection and the employee kindly explained everything there was to see in detail.
Ross Jackson (3 years ago)
A nice local museum. From ancient up to the Russian occupation. There are a few translation sheets in the rooms- those are very helpful for the non Danish speakers. Sadly the new film about the occupation has no translation.
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