Søby Brunkulsmuseum (Brown Coal Museum)

Søby Brown Coal Museum opened on June 22th, 1977. The museum shows the working- and everyday life for the 10.000 workers, who worked in Søby Brown Coal Area between 1940 and 1970. 

Søby lignite reserves is a beautiful area to hike in, but beware - there is still a risk of landslides due to the lignite mining that took place from the beginning of World War II until 1970. It is most dangerous near water and where the sand has been dug up and put back. Places where the loose sand is saturated with water, the sand loses its resilience and turns into quicksand. Go for a walk around the area and enjoy the many lookout points.

From the 1st of October to the 31st of March the museum will open after appointment.

Telephone number: 0045 + 9714 7529.

You could also book a tour with local people at or find suggestions for lookout points at