Horsens Prison Museum

CLIENT: HORSENS PRISON MUSEUM
PROJECT: PERMANENT EXHIBITION
LOCATION: HORSENS, DENMARK

Horsens Prison Museum in Denmark reopened on 20th May 2015, marking the 162nd anniversary of the institution. For months the museum and Kvorning Design & Communication worked together on concept development, exhibition design and implementation to create an exhibition with an exceptional atmosphere and authenticity.

The permanent exhibition is funded with contributions from Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond (9.8 million DKK) and Horsens Municipality (2.8 million DKK). Now visitors at Horsens Prison Museum in Denmark can experience the prison world from several new perspectives, taking the point of view of former inmates as well as guards, as the second phase (of three in total) of the ongoing expansion of the museum’s exhibitions reopened.

Taking up even more space at the former state prison, the exhibitions are more advanced than ever and apply AV-technology to offer the visitors original features. On arrival guests can choose from ten authentic identities and get a personalized experience facilitated by RFID technology as they move around the premises. The prison comes to life through new technologies, ambient and dramatic historic narratives, animations, lighting, sounds and analogue means, which give adults and youngsters authentic and personal insights. Read more