Open Air Museum

Display of Danish homes

The Energy Museum also consist of three typical houses from 1920, 1935 and 1960. In these you get at clear picture of how electricity and electric devices have change daily life during the last 100 years.

Managers house with a wash house from 1920

This house was build as part of the Tange power plant in 1919-1920. The managing engineer of the power plant lived in the house with his family. To day the house is part of the museums open air section.

Living rooms and the kitchen have been taken back to the period of the 1920’es with old switches, lamps and furniture of the period in order to show the living of a Danish citizen in this period.

In the wash house the family bathed and did the laundry. In a room next to the old wash house several old electric washing machines are displayed.

Tenant farm house from 1935

The farm was build by the power plant in early 1930’es. Several acres of farm land were available for farming when the power plant had bought land to establish the plant and the artificial lake. Some of the land became the basics of the tenant farm.

The kitchen and the living room represent Danish living in the country side in 1930’es and 1940’es.

New managers house from 1950

After the Second World War the power plant decided to build yet another house for the staff at the power plant. They needed an extra house because two families lived in the same house. This house takes us back to a typical Danish home of the 1960’es with teak furniture and a great number of all the electric devices that Danish families bought during the 1950’es and 1960’es.