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Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum - Welfare Museum

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Address: Grubbemoellevej 13, Svendborg 5700, Denmark
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+45 62 21 02 61
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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A strong story from our own time - believe or not - here is the proof!

If you are a tourist in Svendborg, you must not leave the town without having paid a visit to Forsorgsmuseet/The Welfare Museum. As late as 45 years ago it was inhabited by old... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2015
Svendborg, Denmark
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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I found the site rather underwhelming with information boards that could easily be read and/or found anywhere. There was no real sense of the institution's routines, and apart from a board with some historic photos of past inmates, it was difficult to work out how the place functioned and who was actually there. The site could be helped with English... More 

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Svendborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

If you are a tourist in Svendborg, you must not leave the town without having paid a visit to Forsorgsmuseet/The Welfare Museum. As late as 45 years ago it was inhabited by old and poor people, who together with sick, homeless people, and children without parents had had these buildings as their home. It stands as it stood many years... More 

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Holbaek, Denmark
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We visited Denmarks only Welfare Museum in Svendborg and was reminded that the Danish Welfare state was not that pleasant 50 to 100 years ago. In the old days +100 wellfare was more like prison, but extreemely interesting and modern in it's presentation

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Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

Moving and touching experience - a museum that shows and make you feel how it was to be poor in Denmark. I have been here with two groups: Japanese robot engineers that were amazed and astonished. And with creative professional from Fyn - they were enthusiastic and surprised, happy to have discovered this beautiful and hidden gem. A Must See... More 

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