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DieselHouse, Technology Ahead of its Time

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

I am in Copenhagen and just got back from the DieselHouse. This Museum holds a huge Diesel engine that was commissioned to Burmeister & Wain in 1932. From when it operated in 1933 as a supplemental electrical power unit for the city of Copenhagen until 1963, it was the largest Diesel engine in the World. It still operates today, but only as a demonstration of the 1930’s technology.
But there are other exhibits in the museum. They have a model on the Selandia, the first ship ever to have a Diesel Engine. One of the more interesting stories is how Winston Churchill Inspected the Selandia on its maiden voyage in 1912 when he worked for the Navy. There are several exhibits from the history of B&W, to the History of how the Diesel Engine changed the world, to innovation in giant Diesel motors the will be but into the next generation of Navy Ships.
The best thing about this museum is it is free. Click here to See more free things in Copenhagen. To see more free attractions around the world, go to

Free Copenhagen, Diesel Museum

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

One of the Top Ten Free Attractions to see and one of the best Travel Deals in Copenhagen is the Diesel Museum. Their main attraction, a B&W Deisel Engine was created in 1932 and still runs today. Up until the 1960’s it was the largest diesel engine in the world.

Diesel House tells the story of the Diesel engine from its conception and creation to the use in the modern world. All this is FREE. Other Museums of this quality would cost 135 DKK. Where could you spend a whole day for free? Actually there are nine others you can find at

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