Hjemmeværnsmuseet i Frøslevlejren

Et museum der omhandler det frivillige forsvar i Danmark.
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Opening hours

09.00 – 17.00 daily
From 01. April to 31. October

Enterance

It’s free
to visit the exhibition

New special exhibition in 2019

When the museum opens for the season 2019, it will house a new special exhibition on the 70 years anniversary of the Home Guard in 2019. The posters of this exhibition will show how the Home Guard has marked its anniversaries over the years.

Barrack H2 of Frøslev Camp houses Hjemmeværnsmuseet (the Home Guard Museum). This museum was established in 1988 by a group of passionate Home Guardsmen with a historic interest. They wanted to spread the knowledge of the Home Guard and its history over the years.

Exhibition of the development of the Home Guard

Visit this museum to explore the history of the Danish Home Guard. The exhibition informs you of the development of the Home Guard from its establishment just after World War II and until today, including the development of uniforms, equipment and machinery of the different sub-units of the Home Guard over the years. For instance, you can see the equipment handed out to a Home Guardsman in 1957, in 1987 and until today.

The exhibition also holds some surprises for you. Did you know, for instance, that voluntary Home Guardsmen have been on duty outside Denmark? They have independently or as a support to the Danish Defence solved tasks far away from home. That is also part of the exhibition which is divided into nine parts:

  • Guarding in Afghanistan
  • Guarding in Kosovo
  • Civil construction in Afghanistan
  • Structuring a Home Guard in the Baltic States
  • Education in sea rescue services in Africa etc.
  • Structuring a National Guard in Georgia
  • Guarding of planes in Mali
  • Education of soldiers in Kenya
  • Education of soldiers in Iraq

Blue and green borders

2018 saw the opening of a new special exhibition at the museum. This exhibition shows how the Home Guard has assisted the policy in connection with the temporary border control. Together with text and pictures, exhibits from the two Home Guard border control units at “the green border” in Southern Jutland and “the blue border” in Rødby and Gedser tell the story of the border control. The exhibition shows an entirely new and relevant Home Guard task with specially trained Home Guardsmen. Together with the police they have been trained to handle tasks which may appear in connection with the border control.

Movable exhibition

Parts of the exhibition at the Hjemmeværnsmuseum are doubled and used for recruitment campaigns with local units of the Home Guard. The posters telling the story of the efforts abroad and the support to the Danish border control travel around the country to help disseminate the most recent stories of the Home Guard, so the museum.

Se video om Frøslevlejren

Se video interview om forsvarets barrakker i Frøslevlejren (ALT Aabenraa Lokal TV) Se video
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Opening hours

09.00 – 17.00 daily
From 01. April to 31. October

Enterance

It’s free
to visit the exhibition

Barak H3: DANFORCE

Barrack H3 houses an exhibition of DANFORCE, the Danish brigade. It tells you the story of how the Danes who were forced to flee to Sweden during World War II established DANFORCE.

The brigade collection has been part of the Hjemmeværnsmuseum since 1989. The brigade was established and trained in Sweden during the years 1943-1945. It consisted of around 5,500 volunteers, mainly from the Danish army. The Danish army was either ordered to or had fled to Sweden and also resistance people and Jews who had fled from Denmark were a part of the brigade.

The brigade returned to Denmark on 5 May 1945. At the museum you can find a lot of information on how they helped solve a number of guarding tasks – for instance at the border between Denmark and Germany. You can also learn more about the pioneer corps which helped with the mine clearance on the Danish west coast until the end of October 1945. The brigade officially broke up on 10 July 1945.

 

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Administration

Frøslevlejren, Barak H3
Lejrvejen 99
6330 Padborg
v/ Anders Hygum Olsen
Telefon: 4174 6829
e-mail: museeth2@gmail.com

Custodian contakt

Kustode apartment telephone: +45 7467 6838
Anders Hygum Olsen
Telephone +45 41746829/ +45 50720611
e-mail: museeth2@gmail.com

The exhibition

Frøslevlejren, Barak H2
Lejrvejen 101
6330 Padborg