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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Royal Arsenal Museum 2017: Dockyard Models

The Royal Arsenal Museum (or Tøjhusmuseet) in Copenhagen has several models of the dockyards used by the Royal Danish Navy at various times during its history. The first set of models show the earliest purpose docks used ... some of whose buildings now house the museum.







The next two sets of models show the dockyards as they were at the height of Denmark's naval power during the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century.







The final model shows how the naval dockyard looked towards the end of the twentieth century, and includes some exquisite models of now-scrapped Royal Danish Navy warships.













6 comments:

  1. I was very taken with these models when I saw them. The battle scenes too are excellent, especially the one where a Napoleonic British warship becalmed was beset by myriad Danish gunboats.

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    1. Tradgardnastare,

      I could spend a great many enjoyable hours wandering around this museum, and I have several more blog entries in the pipeline that cover other things that I saw ... including the battle dioramas.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. I'm unfamiliar with this museum, but it looks wonderful.

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    1. David Cuatt,

      If you ever visit Copenhagen, it is well worth going to see. Luckily it is very close to the centre of the city, and usually only closed on Monday.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Fantastic display models and good photography too.

    Well done Bob.

    PS I feel so much better this afternoon, see my blog.

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    1. Jim Duncan,

      Thanks ... and there are quite a few more photographs to come.

      I am very pleased to read that you are feeling better this afternoon.

      All the best,

      Bob

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