Vridsløselille State prison, built in 1859, has an impressive main entrance with towers.
One special “inmate” who became acquainted with Vridsløselille State Prison was Egon Olsen from the famous Danish Olsen Banden films. That is because in the films, the main entrance of Vridsløselille State Prison is where actor Ove Sprogø is repeatedly released after serving his sentences.
In 2009, the State Prison in Vridsløselille turned 150. This was celebrated with an exhibition on life behind the high walls and the town that blossomed around them.
The exhibition remains open thanks to former inmates at the prison teaming up with the State Prison in Vridsløselille and Kroppedal Museum. The exhibits include implements used to escape, products made at the prison and objects made by the inmates for their own use.
The exhibition also describes the history of the concept of improvement that was the intention behind the prison and is also reflected throughout its architecture.
The museum is open on the last Sunday of every month from 13:00-15:00. Closed in June and July.
Driving instructions: Out of respect for the inmate’s visitors, parking is limited. If you approach the prison from Roskildevej, turn down Albertslundvej. The first road on the right is called Fængselsvej, where the car park is located. Walk down the path to "Besøg" (Visit). The museum is in the front building on the left.