Museum of Danish Resistance Photo Archives

The photo archives of The Museum of Danish Resistance are open upon previous appointment only.

You may however be able to find what you ar looking for in our online archive.

You may contact us by phone +45-4120 6291 or mail


With its about  60.000 pictures, the archives of The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 hold the largest photo collection specialised in the subejct Denmark during Nazi occupation.

Most photos are represented by prints arranged by subject matter in the archives.

Over the years however, a minor part - comprising many of the better known motives - has been digitised in high resolution in TIF-format as a consequence of sales for the production of books etc.

In 2000 we published a CD aimed at schools containing images of about 4.400 photos from the archives . These pictures are low-resolution, only suitable for screen use (720 * 516 pixels).

Free download

As an experiment, The Museum of Danish Resistance allows free download of its digital images for both private and professional use (printing, homepages, film and television).

The Museum does however retain ownership of the digital assets. We merely lend them out for specific uses.

It is thus not permitted to download the files to put them on stock as part of the building up of ones own photo archives nor to pass them on to third parties.

In case of publication The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 must be mentioned as source.

Please notice: For reasons of time and principle, The Museum of Danish Resistance cannot undertake to confirm the conditions for free download to individual users.

Read our statement in relation to photos and copyrights.

Gotto the download page (which dos alas only provide a Danish interface)


Press "download" to download a zip-file with a copy of any selected picture.

Order scans in a better resolution

It is possible to order high resolution scans (TIF, 300 dpi or according to your specifications) of photos available from the homepage in low resolution only.

To order such scans, send a mail specifying the picture numbers of the images you wish to order.

The price of a scan is 270 DKK. Prices do not include VAT.

Please remember to give your postal address for invoicing and - for customers in EU-countries - your national VAT-number.

Visit the archives

Only a small part of the photos has yet been made available digitally. You may make an appontment to consult the archives to look for undigitised photos either by phone +45-4120 6291 or by mail.

Our address is: Frihedsmuseet, c/o Conservation Department of the National Museum (building 8), I. C. Modewegsvej, Brede, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby.


Download from homepage:                     Free

Scan:                                                      270 DKK

Research assistance (per hour):     145 DKK 

Prices do not include VAT. Please remember to give your postal address for invoicing as well as (for residents of the EU) your VAT No.

A free copy of books that to a significant extent have been illustrated with pictures from our archives should be sent to the museum library.

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