Willemoes – Stories about Heroes

The naval hero Peter Willemoes (1783-1808) is the protagonist in the exhibition about heroes. In the exhibition, you can experience Willemoes’ way to becoming a national and local hero both in his own time and in posterity. However, the exhibition does not just tell the story of Willemoes; it also presents other, lesser known, local heroes.

The exhibition invites the audience to reflect on what constitutes a hero – is there a particular hero-DNA? Is it particular events and times that create heroes?

The exhibition about the naval hero Peter Willemoes is found in his own birthplace – Willemoesgaarden. In the same building you can also view a minor exhibition of the story of the building itself.