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Whether you are a tamper, curious, nerdy or nostalgic. And whether you are a small, large, parent or grandparent, the Energy Museum offers 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 Gu-denåen and Tange Lake. You will find indoor exhibitions - and outdoors you will find 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 find all eight exhibition houses in the museum’s beautiful area around Tange Plant, Tange Lake and Gudenåen.
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 affects 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 since 1921.
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 field 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 fascina-ting 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 Graaff ge-nerator. The generator was built by Danish scientists in 1953 and has been used for scientific experiments for a number of years. The experiments meant that Niels Bohr’s son, physicist Aage Bohr, and Ben Mottelson could confirm 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 solar town.
Gps: 56.355928, 9.603534
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