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Your Guide to Copenhagen Museums & Attractions · May–july 2018

6. A Walk in the Park 10. Area Guide: Vesterbro 14. In the Footsteps of a Danish Diva 18. 24 Hours: Family Adventures 20 Area Guide: Elsinore 22. Copenhageners Recommend 24. 48 Hours: Director’s Cut 28. A Modern Monarchy

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welcome to copenhagen Dear guest, We welcome you to Copenhagen. Summer is upon us and summertime in Copenhagen is undoubt­ edly the best time of the year. During the coming months, the Danish capital turns into a lively and vigorous city. The bloom­ ing parks brim with people sunbathing with their picnic baskets, the restaurants and cafés open their terraces, and the taciturn people of Copenhagen smile a bit more. Combining the charm of tradition with the urban pulse of a mod­ ern metropole, Copenhagen has something to satisfy all inte­ rests. Whether you have an insatiable appetite for Nordic cui­ sine or knowing more about the oldest monarchy in the world, or just wants to kick back by the harbour with and ice cream or a cold brew in your hand, you will find that Copenhagen caters to your wishes. CURATOR is your guide to exploring the many events and exhi­ bitions available this season at the museums and other cultural institutions in and around the capital of Denmark. We strive to provide you with inside knowledge of what to see and where to go, as we guide you to the best art exhibitions, the best restau­ rants, royal treasures, green oases, and the most exquisite muse­ ums of the city. We wish you a wonderful stay! – Copenhagen Museums and Attractions

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Solo Exhibitions Chiharu Shiota and Katarina Löfström, Wanås Konst – The Wanås Foundation. Photo: Yurttas Tumer

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Content 6 A Walk in the Park 10 Area Guide: Vesterbro 12 Copenhageners Recommend 14 In the Footsteps of a Danish Diva 18 24 Hours: Family Adventures 20 Area Guide: Elsinore 22 Copenhageners Recommend 24 48 Hours: Director’s Cut 28 A Modern Monarchy

What’s On? Exhibitions 32 Permanent exhibitions 37 Time limited exhibitions Events 48 May 50 June 52 July 54 Museum Locations 60 Museum Index


A Walk in the Park Finally, summer has arrived! This is the season of utter rejuvena­ tion, allowing nature to come back to life in full vigour and beauty. What better way to celebrate this magical time of year than to stroll through one of the city’s enchanting gardens, and perhaps even do something cultural on the way? By Kathrine Amann

King’s Garden. Photo: Martin Heiberg, Visit Copenhagen


Promenade like a King The King’s Garden in central Copenhagen is the oldest park in the city – it has existed for more than 400 years. Once a private garden for the royal family, it is today one of the most popular hangout spots for the people of Copenhagen – you might even have to fight for a spot on the lawn on a sunny summer’s day. The park also serves as the setting for the daily, traditional puppet theatre (except Mondays) during summer. The captivating David Collection overlooks the garden, regarded as one of the ten best Islamic art collections in the Western world. The David Collection also exhibits a selection of Danish early modern art and furniture. (; The Art of Nature The romanticist Østre Anlæg was created to mimic wild nature with its curvy pathways and mountainous terrain. The park contains a variety of wild flora and fauna, especially in and around the lake. It also holds one of the city’s best playgrounds. However, if the Danish summer weather is as unpredictable as ever,

Rest your feet at the lake shore in Østedsparken. Photo: Kim Wyon

Inside the impressive Palm House of The Botanical Gar­ den. Photo: Ty Strange



The Palm House is modelled on the famous Crystal Palace, and the founder of the Carlsberg breweries, was one of the driving forces behind its construction. Photo: Kim Wyon

you can always enjoy the dazzling light and colours of the Danish Golden Age and the Skagen painters’ art inside the Hirschsprung Collection, which is connected to the park. In the opposite corner of the garden you will find the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK). The permanent collection counts masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Gauguin and Degas. (;; Stop and Smell the Roses The Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copen­ hagen and holds Denmark’s largest collection of living plants. The park is especially noted for its historical glass­ houses dating from 1874, with the Palm House being the most spectacular. It is modelled on the famous Crystal Palace (the Victorian Crystal Palace Exhibition venue in South London, ed.). The Botanical Garden is part of the Natural History of Denmark situated a short walk away from the garden. Here you can experience botanical, geological and zoological objects collected over 400 years during expeditions made to all corners of the world. (; 8

Playgrounds and Monuments Along the old fortifications that protected the city up until the 1850s, the public park Ørstedparken was laid out in 1876, named after the Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted. This stunning park contains two popular playgrounds, a lake, barbecue areas and a unique selection of Greek and Roman mythology statues. During night time, Ørstedparken is notorious for turning into quite the meeting point for gay people seeking a bit of romance. Right behind the park you will find the charming Nansensgade with quirky cafés, wine bars and antique bookshop. The neighbourhood is also home to the cathedral Vor Frue Kirke, where Crown Prince Frederik and Mary were married in 2004. (


Festival of Science & Ideas




Søndermarken Park (Copenhagen) 26 —27 May 2018

Talks, walks, ideas, art, food, music, trees, and fresh air


Lisa Randall (US), Donald Johanson (US), Tim Spector (UK), Jean-Pierre Luminet (FR), Minik Rosing (GL/DK), Rudi Westendorp (NL) and many more #bloomdk / @bloomfestivaldk 9


Guide: Vesterbro Nightlife, culture and cutting-edge cuisine Celebrated as one of the Europe’s hippest neigh­ borhoods Vesterbro offers a wide variety of cultural and culinary ­experiences. From local design shops to ­handcrafted beer and a vivid nightlife, Vesterbro never sleeps and caters for all tastes and desires. By Nikolaj Høj Kristoffersen

In the Meatpacking District you’ll find lots of good eats and places to hang out. Photo: Mikkel Heriba


The Winter Garden with its mosaic floor and rooftop reaching palm trees gives a feeling of pure serenity. Photo: Kim Nilsson

butcher and eatery Fleisch. For the adventurous eater, the classic Danish pickled herring on rye bread will be the obvious choice. However, smørrebrød caters to all tastes and diets so everyone can without a doubt find something to enjoy. The bustling meatpacking district also offers nightclubs and galleries showing some of the hottest contemporary art of the moment. If you are visiting on a Friday, try catching one of the district’s many art openings and events to experience the puls­ ating atmosphere while having a first look at new Danish and international art. ( Crème de la Crème of Danish Design

The Garden of Eden Experience one of Copenhagen’s most splendid gardens inside the art museum Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. You will probably recognise the name Carlsberg from the world-renowned beer of the same name. Built to show off the famous brewer Carl Jacobsen’s growing art collection, the museum’s architecture and interior are as beautiful as the art it houses. Glyptoteket offers everything from Egyptian art and Greek sculptures to a large collection of paintings and sculptures by famous French modernists. In the heart of the museum you will find yourself emerged in the warm winter garden, below a huge glass dome and between palms and fountains. Rest your legs, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea, and let your mind wander between the historic walls. ( Danish delicacies in the Meatpacking District Perhaps you will find yourself hungry and thirsty after visiting Glyptoteket. In the old slaughterhouses of Copenhagen, many new and hip restaurants have taken residence. Try out the traditional Danish open-faced sandwich “smørrebrød” at the combined

Once your taste buds are satisfied, you might want to explore another Danish trademark: Danish design. While international icons such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner are a big part of Danish cultural heritage, young and new designers are likewise making themselves known on the international design stage. Go shopping for Danish quality products at DANSK in Istedgade or try out beautiful handcrafted jewelry by the local designer By Nejsum in Valdemarsgade. At HandcraftedCPH in Sønder Boulevard, you will find handmade jewelry in all price ranges. Or why not browse through curiosities at DORA in Værnedamsvej? (; bynejsum. dk;; Cheers to Ancient Beer Visit the place where “probably the best beer in the world” is brewed: the Carlsberg brewery. Founded by Carl Jacobsen in 1847, Carlsberg has always had a big impact on Denmark and Copenhagen. Depending on the day of your visit, you can either join guided tours in the historic halls, go for a beer tasting session or take a trip around the area in a horse-drawn carriage. When touring the halls, take a deep breath and enjoy the sweet smell of history. Watch the old tanks that used to turn the three base ingredients hops, grains and yeast into beer. Fun fact: The yeast used in the brewing of the new beer “Carlsberg 1883” is the exact same as the brewers were using in 1883. ( 11

COPENHAGENERS RECOMMEND Eskil, 6, Kindergartener

It’s so much fun to run down from the top of the Round Tower. When you have reached the top, you can even see one of the biggest churches in Copenhagen, Frederik’s Church. If you are lucky, you can buy candy up there as well.

 Steffen, 24, Student

I like a fun night out, and Copenhagen is a great party city. I like to begin my evening in the area around Gothersgade, where you’ll find a lot of cheap bars and a lively atmosphere. When the night is over, I recommend grabbing a late night dürum from one of ­Copenhagen’s many kebab places. Durum Bar at Nørrebrogade serves truly delicious falafels.

Yasmina, 22, Student

Only a 20-minute bike ride from the city centre, you’ll find this magical nature spot. If you want to get a break from the noisy traf­ fic, Sydhavnstippen is the place for you. It’s a green park close to the harbour, surrounded by grazing alpacas and sheep. Continue further out to reach the old fishing harbour in the Sydhavn district, where the authentic fishing atmosphere still rules. In summer it’s a great spot for swimming and picnics as well. 12

Mogens, 79, Former Priest

In the summer I enjoy taking my daughters for a boat ride to go see the Little Mermaid. If you don’t have a boat, I would recom­ mend catching a Havnebus (harbour bus, ed.) or one of the guided canal tours. Copenhagen is known for its old, historic and low-rise buildings, and even though time has changed, the build­ ings of Copenhagen are still only a few storeys high and well-kept. Especially Inner City and Østerbro have a Paris-like atmosphere to them, which is why these are my favourite neighbourhoods to stroll through.

Durum Bar at Nørrebrogade serves truly delicious falafels. — STEFFEN

 Kim, 59, Psychologist

Rent a kayak at Kajak Hotellet in the centre of Copenhagen and pad­dle through the heart of this wonderful capital. Spend a couple of hours on the water, paddle down the canal of Nyhavn and then head to the front of the Parliament. Experiencing the city from below will give you a sense of the historic atmosphere surrounding this tiny metropole, in an adventurous way.

Rebecca, 23, Student

Take a long walk through Copenhagen that takes you to both the old and new parts of the city. Start in the Christians­havn area and have a look at the grand old buildings along the canal. Then head towards ­Islands Brygge, a vibrant place in the summer, where you can take a dip in one of the harbour pools. End your stroll by crossing Dronning Louises Bro and enjoy an ice cream in one of the parks at Nørrebro. 13


In the Footsteps of a Danish Diva Karen Blixen (1885 – 1962), the world renowned Danish author of Babette’s Feast, Out of Africa, Seven Gothic Tales and many more, was a fascinating woman of numerous interests, trades and talents. Hunting, writing, painting, design and ­gardening were just a few of them. Come along as we follow in the footsteps of this truly enthralling and multitalented ­storyteller. By Kathrine Amann

A Not-so-humble Home North of Copenhagen, in a scenic spot between the swirling sea and vivid forest, you will find Karen Blixen’s childhood home, Rungstedlund. Today, the private home is open to the public and the rooms are almost exactly as Blixen left them when she passed away in Rungstedlund in 1962. Among the things you can see are wood-burning stoves that belonged to her rela14

tives and the furniture she brought back from her farm in Africa. Impressive and beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers are displayed throughout the year on tables, chests and dressers, inspired by the bouquets Blixen used to arrange herself. There is also a gallery of her paintings and drawings and her private book collection. Truly a must-see place for any Blixen fan. ( The Lion Hunter “There is nothing in the world like it”, Karen Blixen wrote in a letter from Africa to her brother Thomas Dinesen just after her first hunt – she became known as quite the hunter. She lived on a coffee farm in Kenya for almost 17 years during which she hunted lions, rhinos and gazelles together with her husband Bror. If you, like Blixen, are into the thrill and history of hunting, you might want to pay a visit to the Danish Royal Hunting Lodge, the Hermitage Castle placed in the beautiful surrounding landscape of Dyrehaven, just North of Copenhagen. The Hermitage tells the exciting story of the historic royal hunts – of sweaty horses, barking dogs and extra­vagant banquets in the countryside. Note that the castle is only open by appointment. (­ottet)



Rungstedlund, the ­childhood home of Karen Blixen, where she passed away n in 1962. Photo: Kurt Rodahl Hoppe

Playing Dress Up

Two divas meet. Karen Blixen og Mary­ lin Monroe, USA 1959.

As an uncompromising aesthete, Blixen was known far and wide for her playful wardrobe and dazzling flower decorations. She loved to create extravagant and creative costumes that she would wear when attending masquerades with the Danish bourgeoisie. “I know you by your mask and not by your face”, is one of her famous quotes. Give in to the love of beautiful colours, clothes and forms and pay a visit to Design Museum Denmark – Denmark’s largest museum of national and international design. The permanent collection counts furniture, fashion and textiles from all over the Western world from the Middle Ages up until today. Currently the special exhibition Crème de la Crème shows remar­ kable pieces from the older collections. ( Although blessed with many talents, Karen Blixen is first and foremost known for her skills as a writer. If you are interested in the history of some of the best Danish writers of the Danish Golden Age, take a trip to Bakkehuset on Frederiksberg – once a hot spot for the literary scene in the 1800s.



24 Hours:

Family adventures Copenhagen is a family-friendly city. Everywhere you see parents with strollers playing with their kids at the local playgrounds, at coffee shops or on their way to one of the many activities the city offers for the entire family. By Josephine Lau Jessen

9.00: Local Favourites on Nørrebro Start your day off in one of the most vibrant and trendy streets of the neighbourhood: Jægersborggade. In the morning, you can smell pastries in the making from the little bakery Meyers Bageri. Try the local favourite called Kanelsnurrer, a Danish cinnamon-bun pastry. Enjoy breakfast outside and soak up the lively morning atmosphere in the street. Making a start in Jægersborggade is never complete without a visit to Assistensens Kirkegård, the most famous cemetery of Copenhagen and a popular hangout spot for locals. Stroll through and see the graves of renowned Danes, such as the fairy-tale writer and father of the Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen. (; 10.00: Try out the Life of a Circus Artist Experience the circus magic and step into the traces of clowns and ballerinas at the Circus Museum. The museum is located a bit outside the city but is definitely worth the travel. The staff are former circus artists and they will tell you stories about the animals and artists who shaped the history of Danish circus. The first Sunday of every month, you can try out life as a circus artist and challenge each other through a variety of activities, like learning how to juggle, testing your strength with the trapeze, or walking on a tightrope. (


13.00: Lunch on the Pier, Facing the Copenhagen Harbour On your way to your next cultural experience, stop by La Banchina for lunch, located in the progressive island of Refshaleøen. Let your feet, big or small, have a rest on the pier, facing the sun and Copenhagen Harbour. The restaurant has lots of space to relax and it never gets boring to look at the many amazing ships sailing by. The menu is a simple yet creative mix of the season’s organic vegetables and fish. ( 14.00: Get on Board on a Submarine and Learn About Danish War History Have you ever wondered how to sleep or eat on a big ship or a submarine? You will get the opportunity to experience life on board three of the vessels that participated in the Cold War. See the sailor’s bunks, sit in their kitchen and get an insight of the daily life at the vessels. A fascinating and historical experience for the entire family. The vessels are located at Holmen where the navy still operates, so you might even see the soldiers during their training. (

17.00: Dinner at North Europe’s Largest Aquarium Not far from Refshaleøen you will find The Blue Planet. The unique location combined with stunning architecture creates an all-encompassing experience for all the senses. See the spectacular feedings of the sharks and fish and let the evening pass by as you discover creatures of every colour and shape from the coral reef to the Arctic. End the day by having dinner at the biodynamic restaurant TANG overlooking Øresund. Dine and relax after a long day of adventures. ( 19


Guide: Elsinore Where the Past Meets the Present Elsinore is world-renowned for the impressive Renaissance castle Kronborg, home of Hamlet, but it also contains cutting-edge cultural venues, festi­ vals and modern museums. In more recent years, the focus has been on the new Culture Habour which connects royal pomp with a contemporary cultural scene of concerts, exhibitions and theatre. By Kathrine Amann


music, coloured lights, film projections, and an oldworld tattoo parlour, it is a fun and active sight for the entire family. ( Get Your Culture Fix’ The Culture Yard – Kulturværftet – is the new cultural hotspot of Elsinore. With North Sealand’s largest stage, a public library, restaurant, exhibition rooms, museum, and tourist information it connects the old shipbuilding spirit with the innovation and energy of a contemporary cultural center. This is the place to hang out, meet locals, have a bite to eat and watch one of the many concerts with national and international musicians during summer. The Culture Yard also provides one of the greatest views of Elsinore and Kronborg Castle. ( Where to Eat, Shop, and Sleep?

The charming streets of the old city center. Photo: Martin Heiberg

To Be or Not to Be? Kronborg Castle alone is worth the 45-minute train ride up the coast from Copenhagen to Elsinore. Known across the world as the Home of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark from Shakespeare’s famous drama, it is one of the finest and most well-kept Renaissance castles of Northern Europe. During summer, the UNESCO World Heritage site turns into a living stage where the history of Hamlet comes alive in its right element. So, you might run into Ophelia, Polonius or even the Ghost in the gloomy underground casemates. Throughout August, a special Shakespeare festival with concerts, films and performances are taking place at the castle. (

If you decide to stay a night in cosy Elsinore, the town offers a great selection of affordable yet comfortable­ accommodation. Close to the train station you’ll find Madame Sprunk, a 37-room hotel – and the best restaurant in town. The charming, homely restaurant offers a three-course menu for two people for about DKK 750. If you feel like a bit of sea view, Strand- and Badehotel Marienlyst is the place to stay. Located right off the beach and close to the forest, Marienlyst offers a calming four-star sleepover. The cobblestoned centre of Elsinore has a great variety of small shops together with one larger local shopping center, Helsingør Bycenter. All through summer there are several smaller markets with antiques, clothes, groceries and historic goods. (; See also: The Danish Museum of Science and Technology. A haven of science, engineering, and industry for curious children – and adults.

Ahoy, Sailor! Another Elsinore attraction not to miss, the prize-­ winning M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. In 2013, the museum opened around an old dry dock where between 1882 and 1985 one of Denmark’s most sig­ ni­ficant and progressive shipyards were located. The modern, interactive museum is designed by the internationally renowned architects from BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and traces the inspiring seafaring from the Vikings and up to Maersk’s global shipping empire. With floors mimicking the experience of being at sea, 21


 Malthe, 22, Waiter

I’m always trying to lure my friends into joining me for a glass of natural wine at the restaurant La Banchina at Refshaleøen. After a drink I like to go for a swim in the harbour, and the ­special thing about this spot is that they have their own sauna. I love to soak up the heat, while enjoying the view of Copen­hagen Harbour. I would also recommend a glass of wine at P2. I usually order the Malbec.

My advice would be to enter the small backyards of the ­buildings in Inner Citys. — TINA


 Tina, 35, Project Manager

My advice would be to enter the small backyards of the buildings in Inner City. Look for places where the gate is open and you can enter easily. Here you will get the chance to have a look at the old half-timbe­ red houses, get a sense of the his­toric, architectural style and city planning. Especially Skindergade has some of the most amazing backyards.

Caroline, 25, Project Manager

There is a fantastic little gem next to Frederiksberg Town Hall called Café Intime. This tiny piano bar opens every day at 4pm and serves up one of the best atmospheres (and interiors) in town. Join in on a Tuesday or Wednesday for their open mic nights where jazz standards, arias, and dirty old Danish folk songs are performed by the regulars, often including people from the theatre and opera scene.

Torvehallerne is a great food market where you’ll find a great variety of food stalls — SOFIA AND ISABELLE

Sofia and Isabelle, 17, ­­ High school students If the weather is great, you should grab some take-away around Nørreport Station and head to the Botanical Gardens. Torvehallerne is a great food market close by where you’ll find a great variety of food stalls. Since we are art students, we like to visit museums, and Ny Carlsbergs Glyptotek is one of our favourites. After visiting a museum, you can take a walk in the area around Larsbjørnstræde, where the second-hand stores are definitely worth a browse.


48 Hours:

Director’s Cut A weekend of historical architecture, contemporary design and good eats According to Anne-Louise Sommer, Copenhagen features the perks of an innovative European capital without all the metropolitan chaos and clutter you find in larger cities. When wandering the streets of the city accom­panied by Museum Director of Designmuseum Danmark, you will experience the defining contrasts of the Danish capital – from rococo buildings and feasts by Noma chefs, to cubistic architecture and organic pizzas. by Sofie Vadstrup Harder Anne-Louise Sommer (1961) has been Museum Director of Designmuseum Danmark since 2011 and adj. professor of the University of Southern Denmark since 2012. For more than 125 years, the museum has brought people together around good design and inno­­ative forms with the aim to create an internationally leading design museum that conveys the story about Denmark as a design society and the ­value­-creating potential of design.

DAY 1: Organic Coffee and Danish Design Great design meets tasty food at the Design Museum’s Café Klint, where you can get everything from snacks to a good and filling meal. Start your morning with a view of the museum garden, with food and coffee made from organic ingredients and great enthusiasm. (


Feel the Presence of History at Thorvaldsen Museum Probably one of the most overlooked and underestimated museums in Copenhagen. Thorvaldsen Museum is an architectonic masterpiece and a Gesamtkunstwerk. A true must-see, a quiet oasis, and a place for contemplation. Travel back to Thorvaldsen’s time – right in the city centre. ­(

The New Bridges of Inner City The newly opened Inner Harbour Bridge brings new perspectives to the city and the harbour. It offers a new public space and upgraded infrastructure to Copenhagen. With a view from the new bridge, you really get the feeling of how connected Copenhagen is to the waterside. Designed by the award-winning Icelandic-Danish designer, Olafur Eliasson, the Circle Bridge is a bridge with no corners and adds another highlight to the harbour infrastructure. It connects two areas of Christianshavn and helps animate Copenhagen’s ­popular waterfront. Since the bridge opened in 2015, it has been a popular spot for strollers, cyclists and busy Copenhageners crossing Christianshavn. The ­circles encourage all pedestrians and cyclists to reduce their speed and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbour. From Kastellet to Nyhavn The most beautiful and recreational zone in the centre of Copenhagen is only a stone’s throw from Design­ museum Danmark. The construction of Kastellet (star fortress, ed.) was initiated in the 17th century and is today one of the best-preserved fortifications from the old Copenhagen. Beautiful architecture and new public spaces have started to shoot up not far from the old rococo buildings in Frederiksstaden. The Royal Play House, designed by architects Lundgaard & Tranberg, opened to the public in 2008. The external cubist architecture and the interior are both impressive. They have a very nice café with a great view. Right next to the Royal Play House, Ofelia Plads forms a new, expansive area that offers its visitors a diffe­rent view of the harbour and the city. Ofelia Plads opened in the summer of 2016 and brings creative events and new life to the area. This walk finishes by the historical Nyhavn, a must-see when in Copenhagen. ( Dining on the Waterfront Located in Christianshavn, 108 is a cosy and compelling restaurant with a beautiful interior and without a lot of fuss. The mood is relaxed and playful – I love it! It will not be your typical family-style meal, but then again you would not expect that from the people behind Noma. ( 25


DAY 2: Good Morning, Nørrebro Despite being short streets, Elmegade and Jægerborggade both have so much to offer. Start your morning in either street where you will find a bunch of lovely cafés in the heart of Nørrebro. The streets are also packed with boutique shops, restaurants and bars.


Visit the Father of the Little Mermaid Find joggers, parents strolling with prams and young people enjoying a coffee break as you pass through the Assistens Cemetery on a sunny day in Copen­hagen. Many famous and less famous Danes have been buried here over the last 250 years. Discover the burial sites of H.C. Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and many others. Today, the cemetery stands out as a green breathing space in Nørrebro. (

Gothic Grandeur Grundtvig Church is located in the Bispebjerg district. It is a rare example of church architecture merging the Danish village church and the gothic cathedral. It was completed by father, son and grandson, Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, Kaare Klint and Esben Klint. Due to its unusual appearance, it is one of the best-known churches in the city. ( Fun fact: In 1913, Peder Vilhelm Jensen- Klint was commissioned to design and build a church to be named in ­honour of Danish pastor and scholar N. F. S. Grundtvig. The church building was completed in 1940. Kaare Klint has designed the chairs for the church – now a Danish furniture design classic.

A Strong Combination: BÆST and BRUS Finish your evening by enjoying one of the best pizzas in Denmark (probably the best!). Restaurant BÆST is beautifully decorated with wood-­panelled walls, cosy little nooks with leather couches, soft carpets on the floor, and dim lights. They have a lot of great Italian dishes and wine on their menu and focus on organic meats and produce. BRUS is a great place for a nightcap. Offering locally brewed beer, this place, like BÆST, has a great interior and a lively atmosphere. The two places are located right next to each other. (;



A Modern Monarchy From absolute power to today’s democratic society, the royal family’s role has changed a lot over the years. When strolling through Copenhagen, you will most often find your­ self walking in and along the traces of ­Den­mark’s royal history, immortalised in the many buildings, sculptures, and castles present in the streets and parks. You might even bump into members of the royal family walking their dogs in the streets of Copenhagen. By Nikolaj Høj Kristoffersen

Visit the Queen In the centre of Copenhagen you will find Amalienborg Palace which serves as HRM Queen Margrethe II and the royal family’s residency. The castle consists of four identical mansions drawn by the Danish rococo architect Nicolai Eigtved in the 1750s. When the Queen is at home in Amalienborg, the Royal Life Guard will march from the barracks at Gothersgade at exactly 11.27am through the city to the Palace. At 12 o’clock, the guards will arrive at Amalienborg to replace the existing guards. During the ceremony, the Band of the Royal Life Guards plays several tunes for everyone to hear while the officers visit the queen to announce the changing of guards. If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the royal family! ( Jewel and Gems Take a stroll through Copenhagen the same way back as the march came from: the royal barracks and the beautiful red castle of Rosenborg. Walk through the expansive King’s Garden to Rosenborg Castle where many royal artefacts are stored and on display. In here you will for example find the Danish crown jewels and throne for everyone to see. You will also find a great


selection of paintings and sculptures from different time periods, mostly showing off kings and queens. Built in its current form by one of Denmark’s most famous kings, Christian the IV, nothing was skimped when it was deco­rated! In fact, one of Christian IV’s final wishes was to spend his remaining days at the castle. The wish was fulfilled and in 1648 he drew his last breath in one of the castle’s chambers. Even though Rosenborg with its red stones perhaps triggers associations to a certain other castle from Game of Thrones, you will (unfortunately) not find any dragons or iron thrones in here. (

Retired royal statues at the Lapi­ darium of visionary King Christian IV. Photo: Thorkild Jensen

Where Sculptures Retire If you ever wondered what happens to outdoor ­sculptures when they get too old and fragile to stay outside in parks and on plazas, you now have a unique chance to find out. In the relatively newly opened Lapidarium of Kings in Christians IV’s old brewery, you will find many royal sculptures of stone and plaster that due to their fragile state can no longer be left outside in the rough Danish weather. From mighty kings on horsebacks to reproductions of Greek goddesses, the Lapidarium houses 384 sculptures and decorations of great variety. ( kongernes-lapidarium-i-christian-4s-bryghus) See also Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish parliament. The palace in the middle of Copenhagen tells a nearly 1000-year-old story and invites visitors inside the royal apartments, the royal stables and the palace chapel wherefrom HRH Prince Consort Henrik was recently buried. (


What’s on? Today, an exciting range of activities and exhibitions are offered at museums across Copenhagen. No matter you and your travel companion’s pre­ ferences, the city provides a wealth of cultural options to explore. Browse around our extensive events and exhibitions calendar to find out what’s happening in the city today, this weekend or in the weeks to come. For further information, please visit our ­website at


The History of Denmark in ­Miniature at The Danish Museum of Science and Technology.


PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS Literary Museum, Romantic ­Garden and Culinary Orangery at Bakkehuset Permanent exhibition Bakkehuset Explore the museum of literature and cultural history with its lovely authentic interiors from the Dan­ ish Golden Age and take a stroll through the historical garden from Kamma Rahbek’s era (first half of the 1800s). Enjoy historically in­ spired coffee, tea, cakes and lunch in the delightful Orangery. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY

Industry – From Crafts to Robots Permanent exhibition Danish Museum of Science & ­Technology In the new exhibition “Industry” you get the chance to experience how the world developed from crafts to steam engines and assem­ bly lines to modern industrial robots. You can watch a historical old pewter workshop and early industrial robots from the 1970s as well as the most recent industrial robots. Try the different processes 32

at the assembly line and make your own machine. Admission: DKK 90. Seniors, ­students and groups: DKK 80. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY

The History of Denmark in ­Miniature Permanent exhibition Danish Museum of Science & ­Technology Experience the history of Den­ mark in miniature in the model train ­exhibition. You can watch how Denmark developed from the 1840s until the 1960s in minia­ ture with lots of model trains and running cars. It’s a pleasure for children and adults alike to watch the small models move around in the historic landscape of Denmark. Admission: DKK 90. Seniors, students and groups: DKK 80. Under 18: Free.

The Danish Chair Permanent exhibition Design Museum Denmark Check out our wonderful and diverse world of chairs. We tell the story of how Danish design became an international brand. Learn more about the many types of chairs that illustrate the 20th-century

Danish success story and the export adventure we call Danish Modern. The exhibition “The Danish Chair” offers a diverse and global selection of chairs, with a focus on chairs from Denmark. It shows how re­ cent Danish furniture design can be perceived as having roots reaching far back in history and foreign cultures. Admission: DKK 115. Under 26 and students: Free. Seniors: DKK 80.

Abbey Life – New Permanent Exhibition Permanent exhibition Esrum Abbey & Millyard “Abbey Life: is an ambient expe­ rience with a unique view behind the walls – into the holiest of holies – into the life once lived in the very same rooms, through light, sound and physical installations. Follow the personal stories from the choir monk, the abbot and the lay brother. Listen to the mesmerising canonical

hours, and experience how the day, the hours and the minutes create a room for reflexion, then and now. Admission: DKK 75. Children: Free.

Farm and much more. (Exhibition space 7.000 ft2). Admission: Included in general admission. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

The Bubblearium

Faith, Power & Chaos – A Game About the Reformation Permanent exhibition Esrum Abbey & Millyard Play your way through the dilem­ mas of the reformation and decide Denmark’s destiny in an alternative reality. Playing the part of a noble Danish family, you must decide whether Esrum Abbey and the Old Catholic world order or the reform-friendly king is worth your bet. One thing is certain: all the choices you make will have a direct impact on Denmark’s future. You must gather powerful allies and in­ formation to ensure that Denmark does not end up in total chaos. Admission: DKK 75. hildren: Free. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY


Permanent exhibition Experimentarium “Miniverset” at the Experimen­ tarium is a new type of science experience for the youngest chil­ dren (1-5 years) and their grownups. The object is to stimulate the child’s natural curiosity through play and interactive learning in seven intimate, imaginative exhibi­ tions. Give the teddy bear a checkup at the Hospital, explore your reflections in an ‘underwater’ cave, ‘gather’, ‘sell’ and ‘cook’ food at the

Permanent exhibition Experimentarium The Bubblearium at the Exper­ imentarium is all about the fun and science of soap bubbles. Blow bubbles big and small and discov­ er the fascinating science behind soap bubbles. The Bubblearium is especially designed to help you make large bubbles that last longer, including bubbles big enough to stand in. Great for all ages. The exhibition is a kaleidoscope of different angles on Danish homes and housing dreams – from the his­ torical shifts that have shaped the way we live, via current challenges that raise questions about the way we live today, to artistic and technological visions of our future dwellings. Admission: DKK 110. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY & FREE

Dreams of Welfare Permanent exhibition Greve Museum Welfare and fight for the good life are some of the themes dealt with in the exhibition on the evolution of Greve in the 20th century. Get close to the many objects from the period. Take a seat in the old Fiat 600, try on clothing, hats and glass­ es from the days when grandma was young, and hear the commuter train rushing through the exhibition accompanied by the happy voices from kindergarten. Admission: Free.


Rømer and the History of ­Danish Astronomy Permanent exhibition Kroppedal Museum Kroppedal is beautifully situated in the countryside, 12 miles south­ west of central Copenhagen. The museum has a permanent exhi­ bition on Danish astronomy with special focus on astronomer Ole Rømer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light. Kroppedal is located amid the natural beauty of Vestsk­ oven (West Wood) where you also can explore the remains of Rømer’s observatory, Tusculanum. Admission: Free.

Mind the Gut Permanent exhibition Medical Museion Brain, gut feelings, identity, bowels, bacteria, microbiomes. All these things are brought together in the new exhibition “Mind the Gut”. The exhibition shows how doctors, scientists, patients and artists have studied and treated the complex relationship between mind and gut. It is a puzzle that has occupied us for millennia, and which is increas­ ingly a focus in contemporary sci­ ence, lifestyle trends, and vigorous societal debates about the nature of health and treatment. Admission: DKK 75. Students, children under 16 and seniors (+65): DKK 50. 33

The Body Collected Permanent exhibition Medical Museion The body has been collected and used in different ways by research­ ers over the last 200 years. The ex­ hibition “The Body Collected” pre­ sents a large selection of historical collections of human remains from the 18th century to now. The oldest specimens come from research col­ lections of foetuses, bones, organs, and histological samples. The latest arrival are biopsies, cells and DNA. The exhibition showcases the history of how medicine examines the body. Admission: DKK 75. Students, children under 16 and seniors: DKK 50.

The Lighthouse Museum at Nakkehoved, Gilleleje Permanent exhibition Museum Nordsjælland Take a walk along the water from Gilleleje to the beautiful nature sur­ rounding the lighthouse and visit the exhibition that describes Dan­ ish lighthouse development from the time of King Frederik II in the 1500s to the current automation. You can go to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of Gilleleje. Admission: DKK 40. Under 18: Free. FREE & OPEN MONDAY

Tróndur Patursson’s Cosmic Room Permanent exhibition North Atlantic House The inspiration to this glass and mirror room from 2002 comes from an experience Tróndur had on the big oceans with his friend, Tim Sev­ erin. Their primitive boat was about to sink. The crew was standing in water to their waists, surrounded by the infinite sky and ocean. This feel­ ing of finding yourself in an infinite space is what Tróndur seeks for in 34

his glass and mirror installations. This one, situated on the harbour front, is shaped as an igloo. It is illuminated at night. Admission: Free.

as the city’s marketplace, burial ground, theatre or sanctuary. The multiple meanings and functions of sculpture in antiquity can be experienced in the fourteen rooms which house Glyptoteket’s exten­ sive collection of ancient sculpture. Admission: Included in general admission. KID FRIENDLY

RAGNAROCK – Museum for Pop, Rock and Youth Culture


Mummies and Tomb Treasures from Ancient Egypt Permanent exhibition Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Ramses II, Tutankhamun, Akhen­ aten and Nefertiti are only a few of the legendary Ancient Egyptians whose acquaintance you can make in the Egyptian Collection. The display runs over an era of more than 3,000 years, which makes it possible to see the development of Egyptian art and significant works from each period. From monu­ mental sculpture and architectural elements to the world of the many Egyptian gods and the magical hier­ oglyphs. And, of course, the scary, yet ever so fascinating mummies. Admission: Included in general admission.

Greek and Roman Sculpture Permanent exhibition Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek In the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, sculpture was one of the most important means of expression and communication. Every single statue was produced with an eye to its specific purpose, and in most cases the sculpture was set up in the public space, such

Permanent exhibition RAGNAROCK – Museum for Pop, Rock and Youth Culture Join a wild time travel along with screaming Beatles fans and pro­ testers and attend pumping techno raves. Meet the energetic and self-conscious young people who in past and present use music to shape the society we live in. RAGNA­ ROCK is a modern and critically acclaimed contemporary muse­ um focusing on music and youth culture from the 1950s until today. RAGNAROCK offers more than 1,200 square-metres of modern, interactive and entertaining exhibi­ tion space with rich opportunity to encounter history. Admission: DKK 95. Groups: DKK 80 per person. Under 18: Free.

A Distant War Permanent exhibition Royal Arsenal Museum / Danish War Museum Sand, shooting and soaring heat. In autumn 2001, Denmark joined the war in Afghanistan. This sen­ sory, 600-square-metre exhibition recreates a Danish military camp and its surroundings as realistically as possible. Crate upon crate of uniforms, weapons and first-aid equipment have been brought back to Denmark from ISAF Team 10, who were in Afghanistan in autumn 2010. Everything in the exhibition

has been used, worn and covered with personal graffiti. And almost everything can be touched and held. Admission: Included in general admission.

national scout camp in Denmark with 37.000 participants. Admission: Included in general admission.

animal trainer’s point of view. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.


The Storm P. Collection Permanent exhibition Storm P. Museet The museum presents the collected works of Danish humourist, cartoonist and painter Robert Storm Petersen (Storm P.). Enjoy his colourful paintings, humorous cartoons, crazy inventions and impressive pipe collection. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

Walking in the Footsteps of the Clown

Denmark at War Permanent exhibition Royal Arsenal Museum / Danish War Museum Every generation has a war. The history of Denmark as a society is inextricably linked to the history of Denmark as a military nation. Get an overview and insights into 21 Danish wars that have taken place from 1500 until today. Expe­ rience armours from the 1600s, a Danish canon from WWII smashed by German tanks, and the story of a F-16 pilot flying over Yugoslavia in 1999, and much more. Admission: Included in general admission.

Exhibition with scouting gear, 50 years old, compared with up to data gear Permanent exhibition The Danish Scout Museum Exhibition with old times scouting gear compared with up to date gear. Exhibition with gear from the latest

Permanent exhibition The Circus Museum What does it take to be a clown? What inspires a clown? Where is the clown today and have you the courage to be a clown? These are some of the questions you might find an answer to at the Circus Museum’s exhibition on the clown. You can see beautiful costumes and films featuring some of the best clowns such as Charlie Rivel. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

Whip or Carrot?

Permanent exhibition The Circus Museum What do you think? Should there be animals in circuses and how should we treat them? The exhibi­ tion does not give you answers but provides information based on which you can take your own stand. You can also see some great animal acts from the history of circus, such as Schumann’s horses or Benneweis’ lions and tigers, or experience the centre of the circus ring from the


Archival Exhibition: Do You Forget? Permanent exhibition The Danish National Archives Experience the National Archives by visiting the exhibition: “Do You Forget?” Learn about docu­ mentaion in the archives and ask yourself this question: What would the society look like if we didn’t have archives – if society lost its memory. In a world of alternative facts and fake news, real documen­ tation is more important than ever. All texts are provided in Danish as well as English. Admission: Free.

Voices from the Colonies Permanent exhibition The National Museum of Denmark This new permanent exhibition explores Danish colonial history in the West Indies, India, West Africa and Greenland. The exhibition is not about trade, commodities and resources, but about people. We meet the West Indian rebel Queen Mary, the Gold Coast slave trader, 35

the Greenlandic prophet Habakuk, the enslaved West Indian Francis­ cus, and many more. People who embody dramatic stories of loss, divided families, fear and violence. But also hope, broken chains and the power of uprising. Admission: DKK 85. Under 18: Free.

implements. In one of the graves, a new-born child is buried on a swan’s wing next to his mother. A series of spectacular dioramas offer you the possibility of experi­ encing the area around Vedbæk, as it was 7,000 years ago. Admission: DKK 30. Under 18: Free.

Permanent Collection


Permanent exhibition Thorvaldsen Museum Vivid colours and grand architec­ tural design characterise Thor­ valdsen Museum, which houses the work of the world-famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (17701844). The striking museum build­ ing creates an amazing contrast to the classic white marble sculptures. Free audio guides offer visitors a unique glimpse into the history of the sculptures, for instance the my­ thology behind Venus, the goddess of beauty. Admission: DKK 70. Students: DKK 50. Under 18 and seniors: Free.

VILLUM Window Collection Permanent exhibition VILLUM Window Collection Step into the world of windows and experience the evolution from the first louver in the roof to the intelli­ gent and climate-friendly windows. Gain insight into the windows impact on peoples, access to light, air and views. Admission: Free.

Permanent exhibition The Vedbæk Finds While building a new school in 1975, no less than 17 graves from a Stone Age Hunter-gatherer people were discovered in Vedbæk. In the permanent exhibition, you will find the hunters themselves, as well as their unique graves and stone 36

Permanent exhibition Workers Museum Take a journey through 150 years of industrial history that have changed the course and condi­ tions of workers’ lives. Working processes, factories and people are brought to life in a series of working situations from Danish workplaces, large and small. Among those you can meet are the backyard bottlers at the Carlsberg breweries in the 1800s, shipyard riveters from the 1950s, women on the production line at early electronics companies, and seamstresses working in Nica­ ragua today. Admission: DKK 75. Under 18: Free. Students and age group 18-25: DKK 55.

Does it Drive?

Kids Museum – Go Ahead and Play

The Vedbæk Finds – Hunters & Gatherers 7000 years ago

The Industrial Workforce





Permanent exhibition Workers Museum Try on the everyday life of working class children of the 1930s. Get a job at the brewery or delivering groceries, dress up like a work­ ing-class kid, and visit the pawn­ broker to see if you can get a few pennies for an old coat. Kids enjoy free admission to the museum. Admission: DKK 75. Under 18: Free. Students and age group 18-25: DKK 55.

Permanent exhibition Danish Museum of Science & Technology Enjoy the impressive collection of vehicles at the museum: luxury vintage cars, mass-produced cars off the assembly line, Denmark’s first car and the world’s oldest functioning car. Experience racing cars, electric cars, bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles. Discover the Danish Nimbus motorcycles and the Danish invention of the concrete mixing transport truck. You can also see old traffic posters, traffic lights and everything else that belongs to the development of the car as everyday vehicle. Admission: DKK 90. Students, seniors and groups: DKK 80. Under 18: Free.

Kintsugi: Golden Body Repairs Permanent exhibition Medical Museion Life leaves its mark. We get bumps and bruises, and sometimes suffer

injuries or breakdowns. We can be patched up and send into the world where the scars and repairs become testimonies to the lives we have lived. This exhibition explores how medicine and technology repair our fragile bodies. Admission: DKK 75. Students, children under 16, and seniors (+65): DKK 50.



Sitting Down with Kamma Rahbek and Hans Christian Andersen 26 March – 21 October Bakkehuset Discover what Hans Christian Andersen was served when he sat down for dinner or see how Kamma Rahbek entertained with tea and box-making at Bakkehuset. Through scenic tableaux focusing on food, drink and eating tradi­ tions, the exhibition gives you a look into various social gatherings in the period 1800-1860. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free. OPEN MONDAY


Olafur Eliasson – Multiple Shadow House

15 March – 31 December Amalienborg In conjunction with European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, Ama­ lienborg will present an exhibition focusing on royal dining during the Glücksburg dynasty. Through pic­ tures, menu cards and table settings you will get an inside view of the food culture of the Danish Royal House. The royals have collected inspiration from all over the world for the dishes served at the table and food has played a vital role in diplomacy and the staging of power, as well as being a necessity in everyday life. Admission: Included in general admission.

6 May – 21 October Danish Architecture Centre In the art installation “Multiple Shadow House”, visitors create and complete the work. It is a sen­ sory experience of how we relate to spaces with our bodies, how spatiality only comes to exist when we inhabit it, how rooms create meetings and relationships – and how the physical framework affects our behaviour, our movements and our interaction. “Multiple Shadow House” causes the viewer to re-examine even the most common familiarities, such as light, with renewed appreciation and wonder. Admission: DKK 110. Under 18: Free.

Dining with the Royal Family

the way we live, through current challenges that raise questions about the way we live today, to artistic and technological visions of our future dwellings. Admission: DKK 110. Under 18: Free. FREE

The Human Figure in Islamic Art – Holy Men, Princes and Commoners Until 13 May The David Collection The special exhibition “The Human Figure in Islamic Art — Holy Men, Princes and Commoners” presents 75 masterpieces from large parts of the classical Islamic world up until about 1850. All of them feature human figures. Admission: Free.



The Hippie Trail – Travel ­Photographs by Torben Huss

6 May – 23 September Danish Architecture Centre The exhibition is a kaleidoscope of different angles on Danish homes and housing dreams – from the historical shifts that have shaped

June 8 – October 28 The David Collection In 1962, the Danish photographer, Torben Huss travelled to Istanbul and onwards to India. It was not yet the age of the hippie move­ ment. He made his journey on his own and with few other items than his dreams and his camera. The

Welcome Home – Danish Architecture Centre’s Opening Exhibition at BLOX


exhibition displays a personal and beautiful depiction of the journey to the East as it evolved in the 1960s and 70s. Admission: Free.

Crème de la Crème 26 April – 27 January Design Museum Denmark “Crème de la crème” shows top pieces from the museum’s older collections that have seldom or never before been shown in the mu­ seum. Among the pieces, you can experience goblins by Matisse and Léger, ceramic by Paul Gauguin, Jorn and Corneille, glass by Emilie Gallé, posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, silver by Johan Rohde & Georg Jensen, and jewellery by Lalique. Admission: DKK 115. Under 26 and students: Free. Seniors: DKK 80.


Thorvaldsen’s Apostles 14 May – 21 December Our Lady Church Thorvaldsen, Christ and the Apostles. This is the order when the sculptures in Our Lady Church are mentioned. The apostles are treated somewhat secondary in research on Thorvaldsen’s work and the church’s decoration. But this time, we focus on the apostles. On their biblical history, on the legends, and on the physical works of art, as seen in harmony with the church’s religious, cultural and touristic life. 38

In the section “Apostles and You”, you are asked: Which of the 12 can I compare myself with? Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY & FREE


Until 31 August Kroppedal Museum In the special exhibition ‘99xVST­ GN’, you can explore 15,000 years of local history of the Vestegn (The West Bank of Copenhagen) history through 99 objects. The exhibition is curated using the 4 dogmas; Co-creation, diversity, accessibility and poetry. 40 of the exhibited ob­ jects are on loan from or donated by private people, organisations and workplaces on the West Bank. Admission: Free.

ics by Pablo Picasso at Louisiana. Picasso Ceramics is the first major exhibition in Scandinavia to focus on this late, fortunate and highly imaginative part of Picasso’s work and life. Admission: DKK 125. Students: DKK 110. Louisiana Members: Free. Under 18: Free.


Bjørn Nørgaard’s Sketches for the Queen’s Tapestries 1 January – 31 December KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces Visitors at KØS can enjoy the acclaimed Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard’s sketches and cartoons for the Queen of Denmark’s tapes­ tries at Christiansborg Palace – a particular highlight in the perma­ nent collection. These full-scale drawings present vivid tableaux from 1,000 years of Danish history. The Large 1:1 cartons represent the last and final process for the comprehensive project that was 10 years in the making. The cartoons served as models for the weavers who executed the tapestries. Admission: DKK 60. Age group 18-24 years: DKK 30. Under 18: Free.

Ed Ruscha – VERY 17 May – 19 August Louisiana Museum of Modern Art With his iconic interpretations of American society in the past five decades, Ed Ruscha (born 1937) stands out as one of the most prominent figures of 20th-cen­ tury American art. Experience the exhibition “VERY” which is part of the Louisiana On Paper series – and see Ruscha’s cool and elegant representations of stylised gas stations, Hollywood logos and archetypal landscapes. The exhibi­ tion shows works from the UBS Art Collection. Admission: DKK 125. Students: DKK 110. Louisiana Members: Free. Under 18: Free.

Picasso Ceramics


1 February – 27 May Louisiana Museum of Modern Art May is the final chance to experi­ ence more than 160 original ceram­

26 May – 26 August Malmö Konsthall

Siri Aurdal




10 March – 2 September Moderna Museet Malmö Exhibition focusing on the artistic production of the Polish couple Katarzyna Kobro (1898-1951) and Władysław Strzemiński (18931952): sculpture, painting, archi­ tecture and social visions. Their artistry is considered one of the best-kept secrets in modernist his­ tory outside Poland. The exhibition has been produced by Moderna Museet Malmö and made possible through a substantial collaboration with the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Admission: Free.

25 March – 27 May Munkeruphus Butterfly legs, strange dissection tools and long insect needles. The contemporary artists Lisbeth Bank and Pernille Bøggild walk in the footsteps of the entomologist in this remarkable exhibition about insects, collecting mania and sys­ tematisations. Admission: DKK 60. Seniors: DKK 50. Students: DKK 40. Under 16: Free.

1 June – 1 August Mosegaarden 70 years ago, Værløse Museum was established. To celebrate this, Mosegaarden exhibits some of the most spectacular archaeological findings from local area of Furesoe. Admission: Free.

Kobro & Strzemiński: New Art in Turbulent Times


Ernest Cole & Kemang Wa Lehulere From 26 May Moderna Museet Malmö Photographer Ernest Cole and artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, though sep­ arated in age by fifty years, together illuminate the consequences of the apartheid regime in their homeland of South Africa. The exhibition pre­ sents their work side by side, and it becomes clear that what may at first appear historically and geographi­ cally tied to a specific time and place is in fact highly relevant and univer­ sally applicable still today. Admission: Free.

INSECTS – Lisbeth Bank & Pernille Bøggild


REFORM Design Biennale 2018 9 June – 26 August Munkeruphus REFORM Design Biennale is a bi­ annual exhibition space, a common ground and a movement for a new generation of designers, craftsmen, architects and artists challenging traditional ways of thinking. It is a free space to experiment, inves­ tigate and create new functions, expressions, ideas, processes, craft and technologies. REFORM 18 will take place at Munkeruphus, where one of the twentieth century’s most versatile and innovative artists, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, lived and worked. Admission: DKK 60. Seniors: DKK 50. Students: DKK 40. Under 16: Free.

Archaeology: Findings from Furesoe

The Ship Halls – Museum Showing the Old Life in ­Gilleleje 10 May – 21 October Museum Nordsjælland Take a walk along the water from Gilleleje to the beautiful nature sur­ rounding the lighthouse and visit the exhibition that describes Dan­ ish lighthouse development from the time of King Frederik II in the 1500s to the current automation. You can go to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of Gilleleje. Admission: DKK 35. Under 18: Free. OPEN MONDAY

Thrándur Thórarinsson – Caprice 19 May – 19 August North Atlantic House In idealised naturalism, the Icelan­ dic-Norwegian painter Thrándur Thórarinsson portrays life in Copenhagen’s various and often distinctive districts, bursting with sensory impressions and aesthetic stimulus. Admission: DKK 40. Under 12: Free.

Stars, Magic and Comedy over 170 Years 9 February – 21 December Revymuseet – Danish Museum of Comedy Focusing on 25 highlights from the­ atre history, the Danish Museum of Comedy celebrates its 25th anni­ 39

versary with an exhibition that tells the story of 170 years of humorous and satirical stage art. Meet this special Danish stage tradition, mu­ sical shows and stand-up. Or dress up and conquer the stage yourself. Admission: DKK 50. Under 12: Free.

Hieroglyphs – Symbolist Drawings 1890–1910 19 April – 12 August National Gallery of Denmark Showing works by Danish artists such as Jens Lund, L.A. Ring and Ejnar Nielsen, the exhibition focus­ es on the importance of draughts­ manship in Danish art during a period where symbolism flourished and artists homed in on matters of spirit, soul and form. Admission: DKK 110. Under 30: DKK 85. Under 18: Free. Adult + Child: DKK 90.

SMK, she has produced a range of all-new ‘laptop’ sculptures from metal as well as an all-new video work. Admission: DKK 110. Under 30: DKK 85. Under 18: Free. Adult + Child: DKK 90. KID FRIENDLY

Muses and Matrons – Humour and Eroticism in the Works of Storm P. 27 January – 23 September Storm P. Collection The museum presents the collected works of Danish humourist, cartoonist and painter Robert Storm Petersen (Storm P.). Enjoy his colourful paintings, humorous cartoons, crazy inventions and impressive pipe collection. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.

Photos by Mazja Hillestrøm 1 May – 20 May Tegner’s Museum & Statue Park The museum opens with a small photo exhibition by Mazja Hill­ estroem. The photographs are a manipulated reality between Rudolph Tegners’ sculptures and nature found in Danish woods and woods grounds and the result is a dreamy universe. Admission: DKK 60. Under 18: Free. Students, seniors and groups: DKK 50.

Tegner and Morocco

Judith Hopf 10 May – 9 September National Gallery of Denmark German artist Judith Hopf has worked with sculpture and video since the 1990s. For the x-room at 40

third meeting between Tegner and Morocco. Admission: DKK 60. Under 18: Free. Students, seniors and groups: DKK 50.

1 June – 21 October Tegner’s Museum & Statue Park The artist Rudolph Tegner went to Morocco twice in his life and the inspiration was undisputable from the door into the museum to the last unfinished work The Blind. The exhibition shows eight contempo­ rary Moroccan artist that illustrate where a part of the contemporary art scene is right now in a fictive


Towards Distant Horizons Anton Melbye — 200 years 09 March – 17 June The Hirschsprung Collection The exhibition focuses on the Dan­ ish Golden age artist Anton Melbye, commemorating the 200th anniver­ sary of his birth. Melbye found most of his subjects and motifs on and by the sea, painting it with a keen sense for dramatic atmosphere: in storms, at sunset and beneath the light of a full moon. In addition to paint­ ings from Danish and German art museums and works from private collections, the exhibition also shows examples of Melbye’s work as a draughtsman and photographer. Admission: DKK 75. Under 18: Free.

Aspects of home: Atmosphere, Furniture and Paintings 24 January – 3 June The Hirschsprung Collection The essential idea and feel of ‘home’ plays a very special part at the Hirschsprung Collection.

In this Corner Display we allow a selection of the museum’s paintings and furniture to show how the idea of domesticity attracted growing attention up through the 19th century. For example, we look at the kitchen as the woman’s realm and at the living room as a social space where friends and family would meet. The display includes paintings by artists such as Vilhelm Hammershøi and Anna Ancher. Admission: DKK 75. Under 18: Free.

Collecting Yourself 3 March – 21 May The J.F. Willumsen Museum We collect not only things but also our thoughts and ourselves through images, experiences, relations and narratives throughout life. For Willumsen, collecting was on the one hand literal in the form of his large art collection and archive but on the other hand also a matter of identity, where his emotional states often come to expression in the form of various ways of playing with identity and self-presentation. Admission: DKK 65. Concessions: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.


Babette – Paris 1871 25 April – 26 August The Karen Blixen Museum The American photographer Lee Miller worked in the 1930s as a fashion photographer for Vogue in Paris. During World War II, she was a correspondent for Life. The exhibition shows the photos taken by Lee Miller when she arrived in Denmark at the end of May in 1945. Here she documented the joy of liberated Denmark, including the refugees returning home from Sweden, British soldiers’ meeting with Copenhageners, and visits at Amalienborg and Crown Prince Frederik IX’s family. Admission: Included in general admission.


Photographer Lee Miller: The liberation of Denmark, May 1945

ECHO CHAMBERS: Thorvaldsen, Willumsen, Jorn and their Collections 10 June – 31 December The J.F. Willumsen Museum The exhibition is about artists’ col­ lections and explores the develop­ ment of art history as it comes to ex­ pression in the private collections of Bertel Thorvaldsen, J.F. Willumsen and Asger Jorn. Their collections include pronounced masterpieces as well as items normally considered worthless: works by forgotten art­ ists, folk art, copies and curiosities. Admission: DKK 65. Concessions: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.

ingredients and curiosities, evoking Babette’s culinary and artistic savvy and the inspired creations of Blixen herself. Admission: Included in general admission.


Blixen’s Feast From 25 April The Karen Blixen Museum For the first time, Karen Blixen’s kitchen will open to the public. Visiting guests can see the original crystal glasses and porcelain used by Blixen along with her cookbook, the menu of “Babette’s Feast”, and a wonderful array of the dishes that Babette served during her feast. The kitchen will be filled with

9 March – 24 June The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle The American photographer Lee Miller worked in the 1930s as a fashion photographer for Vogue in Paris. During World War II, she was a correspondent for Life. The exhibition shows the photos taken by Lee Miller when she arrived in Denmark at the end of May in 1945. Here she documented the joy of liberated Denmark, including the refugees returning home from Sweden, British soldiers’ meeting with Copenhageners, and visits at Amalienborg and Crown Prince Frederik IX’s family. Admission: DKK 75. Children (6-15): DKK 20. Students and seniors (65+): DKK 60.



HRH Crown Prnce Frederik – Prince of Denmark 25 May – 2 September The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle On the occasion of HRH Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday, the museum organises an exhibi­ tion in the Great Hall. The exhi­ bition is dedicated to the Crown Prince’s life, exploring topics such as christening, family, education, military service, weddings, duties as successor and personal interests as sports, expeditions, science, art and culture. Admission: DKK 75. Children (6-15): DKK 20. Students and seniors (65+): DKK 60.

testimonies from people who live in Gaza, they provide new facets to a complex narrative about the controversial area. Admission: DKK 50. Students and under 18: DKK 30. Under 12: Free. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

Abramović Method for ­Treasures Until 2020 The Royal Danish Library The Royal Library presents an all-new work by the world-famous Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramović. Her new work, Abramović Method for Treasure, was created especially for the ex­ hibition of selected treasures from the library in the Black Diamond. Hand over your phone, take off your shoes and devote yourself to a sensuous experience of the stories of the books. Admission: DKK 50. Students: DKK 30. Under 12: Free.


Gaza Works – Photos of ­Injustice 14 April – 2 February The Royal Danish Library Kent Klich has documented life in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the 2000s. He offers an alterna­ tive to the short-lived, sensation­ alist attention paid to the conflict in the mass media. The exhibition shows six series that Klich has made in collaboration with organisa­ tions, experts and activists within Palestinian history, human rights and jurisprudence. Combined with 42

storms, thunder and high seas while the day changes from clear and bright morning to the darkest night. The two ships are stocked with equipment and trading goods that underline their function and invite for exploration; guests can open barrels and chests, have a look below deck, take a rest in the soft skins beneath the ship’s tent and try their hand as helmsmen. Admission: Included in general admission. FREE

Windows from the Brooking Collection at the Architecture Biennale in 2014, Venice From 1 May VILLUM Window Collection Windows from the Brooking Collection drew special attention at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014, where a whole wall of windows from the 18th century up until 1966 was part of the biennial’s main exhibition on the elements of architecture. In a distinguished manner, this wall represented English window history for more than 250 years. For the VILLUM Window Collection it is a great honour to be able to present this marvellous wall of windows in Denmark. Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

Solo Exhibitions: Chiharu Shiota, Katarina Löfström


Climb Aboard – a new exhibition in the Viking Ship Hall 1 May – 21 October Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde “Climb Aboard”, a new exhibition in the Viking Ship Hall, takes you to the open sea where the weath­ er changes from calm breeze to

6 May – 4 November Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation Chiharu Shiota (JP/DE) and Katarina Löfström combine subtle reflections and observations with mesmerising and large-scale art­ works both indoors and in the land­ scape. Löfström works with visual abstractions and for the sculpture park she is creating an artwork that makes the forest dissolve. Shiota

weaves installations with thread to look like sculptural drawings. In her art, she returns to a feeling of displacement, and at Wanås she places house shapes, the symbol for ‘home’, at the centre. Admission: SEK 140. Under 18: Free.

Admission: DKK 70. Under 18: Free. Seniors and students: DKK 50. FREE

Me and My Garden 12 June – 30 December Greve Museum A garden with space for children, sun lounger, barbecue and kitchen garden, separate lawns or a small oasis behind a safe hedge. The gar­ den in the suburbs is full of contra­ dictions, dreams, fashion and hope. In this exhibition, we look behind the hedge and try to give an answer to how we feel about our gardens. Admission: Free.



Mid-June – mid-August Christiansborg Palace From Frederick II to Christian X, the exhibition presents life-size models of 14 Danish kings on their favourite horses. The exhibition presents the history of Denmark from the perspective of the royal saddle. The kings’ close relationship with their horses, the frenzy of the royal hunts, warfare on horseback and the importance of the horses in how the monarch presented himself to his people and the enemy. Admission: DKK 50. Students: DKK 40. Under 18: Free. Also included in the combination ticket.

From 26 April Maritime Museum of Denmark You can get an insight into today’s shipping, globalisation and consumer culture. Test yourself and your principles as a modern consumer through new movies, themes, installations and interac­ tive games. Admission: DKK 110. Under 18: Free. Students and seniors: DKK 90. Family ticket: DKK 200. With Copenhagen Card: Free.

All the Kings’ Horses


In Is the Only Way Out 15 April– 30 November The Cisterns The internationally recognised Danish artist Jeppe Hein has creat­ ed a site-specific installation for the underground halls of the Cisterns. Comprised of playful elements such as mirrors, ball tracks and singing bowls, the artist invites you to ven­ ture deeper into the darkness to find the light.

about the author’s childhood. Admission: DKK 90. Conces sions: DKK 75. Under 18: Free.



Richard Johansson, Folk Art Museum 30 March – 1 June Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation A traveling museum and artwork by artist Richard Johansson, who is both originator and museum direc­ tor. Folk art has followed him since his childhood and functions as an affectionate source of inspiration for his entire artistic oeuvre. The work consists of a rolling covered wagon, sculpted by the artist, with a collection of folk art. In addition, based on an open call folk art is shown in the Art Gallery in a special exhibition curated by the artist. Admission: SEK 140. Under 18: Free.


Old Denmark 1 May – 21 October Old Denmark – Open Air Museum Only 30 minutes from central ­Copenhagen you can enter a differ­ ent world: the countryside of rural Denmark. Imagine yourself trans­ ported back in time, strolling along the gravel roads, historic gardens and visiting the fully-furnished homes of the people of the past. In the summer holiday there are lots of family activities inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy­ tales. Try the fairytale-trail, watch short plays, go on a self-guided tour

Æbelholt Monastery 16 May – 21 October Æbelholt Monastery Museum, Hillerød In 1175, the largest – Augustinian monastery was built near Hillerød. The famous French abbot St. Wil­ liam built the monastery to serve 43

as a seminary, a shelter for the poor and as a hospital. After the Refor­ mation, the monastery was partly demolished. The museum exhibits many of the excavated skeletons showing diseases, living conditions and causes of death in the middle ages. A visit to Æbelholt Monastery also includes a walk on the ruins of the monastery and in the medical garden. Admission: DKK 20.

For the first time ever, the original drawings in the museum are dis­ played together with the embroi­ deries. The full exhibition can be seen until 20 May, and a smaller part with Her Majetsy Queen Mar­ grethe’s designs as well as works by Bjørn Wiinblad are on display until December. Admission: Free.

From the Basement – ­Dis­covery and Curios 12 April – 21 May The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre Rare objects and crooked stories from the 115-year-old archives and collections of the Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre. Admission: DKK 40. Students and seniors: DKK 30.

Interpretations From 1 June The Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre Five Danish photographers are showed in the portrait exhibition “Interpretations” at the Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre. Portrait photos of Danish art­ ists from three generations with relations to the theatre and the arts. Interpretations are aligned with the magic of the Court Theatre. Admission: DKK 40. Students and seniors: DKK 30. KID FRIENDLY & FREE

Colourful Embroidery – 90 Years of Embroidery 16 January – 2 December Greve Museum In collaboration with the associa­ tion “Haandarbejdets Fremme”, Greve Museum marks the associ­ ation’s 90th anniversary. You can experience classic Danish designs by architects, designers and artists. 44

Gabriele Münter 3 May – 19 August Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Louisiana’s large summer pres­ entation takes a present-day look at the long and multi-faceted artistic career of German painter Gabriele Münter (1877-1962). The exhibition is presented in thematic sections – from the classic genres such as the portrait and landscape through interiors and abstractions to her interest in foreign cultures, folk art and children’s drawings. Admission: DKK 125. Students: DKK 110. Louisiana Members: Free. Under 18: Free.

High on Luxury – Lost Treasures from the Roman Empire 14 March – 2 September Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek The affluence and craftsmanship knew no bounds in ancient Rome. In “High on Luxury – Lost Treas­ ures from the Roman Empire” you are invited 2,000 years back in time to a decadent party in the house of nouveau riche Trimalchio. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience the excess of Ancient Rome. Enjoy the golden jewelry with gleaming gems not to mention the magnificent silver treasure from Berthouville containing jugs and goblets with dramatic scenes from Greek mythology. Admission: DKK 115. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY & OPEN MONDAY

The Interactive Film Theatre Permanent exhibition Experimentarium The Interactive Film Theatre at the Experimentarium is the world’s first interactive cinema based on move­ ment sensors. Here you will find no soft chairs, no pop-corn or ‘Big Gulps’. Instead you have to jump, skip, dance and shout your way through the 13-minute-long anima­ tion film, helping the girl Anna fight a mysterious fog. For children and adults alike (children under 6 years should be accompanied). Admission: Included in general admission.

The Royal Kitchen Permanent exhibition Christiansborg Palace Visitors are granted access behind the scenes and they see the prepa­ rations for royal banquets in the newly refurbished Royal Kitchen, which boasts one of Europe’s largest collections of copperware. The Royal Kitchen is equipped and

furnished as it was in Christian X’s day. More specifically, visitors can follow the preparations for a gala dinner to mark the King’s Silver Jubilee on the 15th of May 1937, which was the largest royal banquet to be held for 90 years and catered for 275 guests. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.

within the crafts of ceramics, glass, and jewelry and directs its focus towards the most artistically inno­ vative objects in each field. Admission: DKK 115. Students and under 26: Free. Seniors: DKK 80.

Danish Design Now Permanent exhibition Designmuseum Danmark DANISH DESIGN NOW presents a rich selection from a wide spectrum of contemporary Danish design. You will see furniture, prod­ uct design, graphic design, fashion and design for public spaces. Everything has been designed in the 21st century by talented and influential Danish designers. The exhibition includes “super objects”


EVents Guided tour of Christian VII’s Palace

Guided tour of the Royal Stables

Thursday to Sunday Amalienborg Visit the royal family’s represent­ ative and guest palace, Christian VII’s Palace. Over 250 years, Chris­ tian VII’s Palace has welcomed dis­ tinguished guests from Denmark and the rest of the world. This is a building that emanates exclusivity and regality. The guided tour in­ vites you to follow in the footsteps of royal guests from previous eras, and to experience some of the most spectacular interiors in Denmark. Admission: DKK 95.

Saturday at 14.00 Christiansborg Palace Join this tour to hear about the royal family’s magnificent horses and the prestigious state coaches that are kept between marble col­ umns in the more than 250-yearold stables. You will learn about the famous Frederiksborg Horses and how the royal family uses the stables today. Admission: Included in general admission.

Guided tour of the Royal ­Reception Rooms Daily at 15.00 Christiansborg Palace The majestic Reception Rooms are used by the Queen to this day. Hear about the ornamentation, works of art and history of the magnificent rooms, and not least about the offi­ cial functions of the Queen such as banquets, state dinners, and public audiences. The Great Hall with the tapestries is part of this tour. Admission: Included in general admission.


Visit the Hermitage Saturday at 15.00, June to August Dyehaven Join a guided tour at the Hermit­ age Palace and experience the magnificent royal hunting lodge in the middle of Dyrehaven North of Copenhagen. The royal hunting lodge was built far from the court

in Copenhagen as a leisure palace in the countryside where the king could host private hunting lunches and enjoy dramatic hunts on sweaty horses. The Hermitage is located close to Klampenborg Station. Tickets must be bought in advance visa Admission: DKK 125. KID FRIENDLY

90 Minutes of Architecture Saturday and Sunday 13.00– 14.30. Departure point: Copen­ hagen’s Tourist Information Danish Architecture Centre Learn more about new architecture and urban development in the cen­ tral part of Copenhagen. Familiar­ ise yourself with buildings created by leading international architects, the development of the harbour front, and what is being built in the city right here, right now. Admission: DKK 125.

Guided tours in English Saturday at 13.00, June through August The David Collection Free guided tours in English every Saturday at 13.00. Free guided tours in Danish every Sunday at 13.00. Admission: Free.


Abbey Kitchen Thursday in even weeks Esrum Abbey & Millyard Enjoy an authentic and unpreten­ tious dinner made with high-qual­ ity ingredients and great culinary skill in the cosy atmosphere of our Abbey cellar. We serve everyday classics in our finest garments; two courses lovingly prepared with Nordic ingredients from the monks’ pantry and herbs from the Abbey garden. Outside seating in the Abbey courtyard is available depending on the weather. Admission: DKK 175. Under 12: DKK 125. KID FRIENDLY

Daily activities in the ­Children’s Wing Tuesday-Sunday Louisiana Museum of Modern Art At Louisiana, children have their very own area within the museum: Louisiana Børnehus. This three-­ storey Children’s Wing offers open workshops every day where children aged 4-16 can paint, draw, sculpt, and explore artists’ and architects’ working methods and expressions. Admission: Included in general admission.

Summer in the Sculpture Park Tuesday – Sunday in summer months Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Enjoy the summer months in the Sculpture Park at Louisiana with a panoramic view over the Sound

and a selection of sculptures from the collection located around the park. Why not go for lunch and dinner on the terrace, surrounded by works of Alexander Calder. Admission: Included in general admission.

Guided tours in English and Danish Tuesday–Friday 14.00, Weekend 13.30. Medical Museion Explore Medical Museion’s exhibi­ tions about the history and culture of medicine in the past, present and future on one of our daily tours, offered in both Danish and English. Medical Museion is located in the former Surgical Academy from 1787 and has one of the largest col­ lections of artefacts in Europe. The current exhibitions display beautiful body repairs, different ways of collecting the body, and the complex relationship between mind and gut. Admission: Included in general admission.

A Place at the Royal Table Various Rosenborg Castle In conjunction with the European Cultural Heritage Year, Rosenborg Castle is hosting a series of guided tours and pop-up dining events focusing on historic meals and the evolution of royal dining in Den­ mark. In addition to the guided tours, a small booklet will grant you inside knowledge about the food culture at Rosenborg, highlighting the influences from Europe that have shaped culinary traditions and fashions. Admission: From DKK 110.


Scavenger hunt with Mercury Daily Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Join Roman God Mercury on a scavenger hunt in the exhibition ‘High on luxury – Lost treasures from the Roman Empire’. Search for clues in the sculptures, ceilings and silverware, and make your very own festive silver cup – using (nearly) the same method as the ­omans did 2,000 years ago. You can go on a scavenger hunt every day during the special exhibition from 13 March until 2 September. Find your treasure map in the museum shop. Recommended for 5 to 11-year-olds. Admission: DKK 115. Under 18: Free.


The famous Rosenborg guided tours May – July Rosenborg Castle Rosenborg Castle is hosting a series of guided tours during the holidays. Children will be able to join the court of Frederik IV, create their own crowns, and help Christian V regain his lost memory. Most of our activities are in Danish, so please keep an eye out for English tours during the summer or order a private tour via our webshop. Admission: From DKK 110.


Guided tours at SMK Every Sunday May – August National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) Every Sunday, our guide invites you on a tour of selected highlights from our collections. We offer a full board of Nordic highlights, French Modernism, Baroque optical illu­ sions, and experimental contempo­ rary art. You will also gain insight into the history of the museum and its collections, which have roots all the way back to the 16th century when Danish kings first began col­ lecting art. The tour is in English. Admission: DKK 110. Under 30: DKK 85. Under 18: Free.

artist will be available for guidance. Admission: Included in general admission.

Free guided tour: MEET THE DANES Daily The National Museum of Denmark Find out about the Danes and their values. Meet one of the first moth­ ers from Denmark’s Stone Age and the first gay couple in history to be in a civil partnership. You will also discover what “hygge” is all about, as well as Danish welfare and liberalism. You will see highlights from the history of Denmark and find out whether the “the world’s happiest people” really is as happy as one might think. Admission: DKK 85. Adult and child DKK 75. Under 18: Free.

Free guided tour: The Highlights!


Children’s Workshop at SMK Every weekend 11.30–16.30 National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) In these children’s workshop, you have clay, paper, cloth, paint, pen­ cils, glue guns and paint brushes at hand to create your own painting or sculpture. Artists will instruct and assist. Admission: DKK 30. KID FRIENDLY

Circus Fun Sunday 11.00–12.30 The Circus Museum Try out everything from juggling to trapeze. A fun experience for the entire family. Attain new skills and discover how much effort it takes to make a good circus act. A circus 48

Daily The National Museum of Denmark Come and see the museum’s stun­ ning and world-famous objects that have played a key role in the history of Denmark. Exhibits include the Egtved girl from the Bronze Age who worshipped the sun, rune stones with messages from a bygone era, an axe that beheaded the protagonist in Denmark’s most dramatic love affair, and the golden horns that were stolen, melted down and resurrected as a national treasure. And let’s not forget the cannabis stall from Christiania. Admission: DKK 85. Adult and child: DKK 75. Under 18 free. KID FRIENDLY

The hidden magical button Daily The National Museum of Denmark Let the kids hunt for the hidden magical button. Anything can hap­ pen when they press it. Statues turn

to life, dragons spit fire, and ancient skeletons break wind! Admission: DKK 85. Adult and child: 75 DKK. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY

Embark on a unique sailing trip in a Viking ship! Daily The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde Experience what it was like to be a Viking on board one of the Viking Ship Museum’s traditional Nordic boats, which are the direct descendants of Viking ships. From 1May to 30 September we offer daily one-hour sailing trips from the Viking Ship Museum’s harbour. Everyone on board takes part in rowing, setting sail and other ‘sail­ or’s work’. All departure tickets are sold on the day at the ticket office following the principle first come, first served. Departure times vary. Not for children under the age of 4. Admission: 110 DKK in addition to general admission.


DiamantEnsemblet and Trio con Brio 1 May 20.00–21.30 The Royal Danish Library The house ensemble of the Black Diamond is paid a visit by the internationally acclaimed piano trio Trio con Brio. Programme: Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio no. 25 in E minor, Hob. XV:12 (1788) for piano, violin and cello Francis Poulenc: Sextet, FP100 (1931/32) for wind quintet and piano Peter Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence (1890), string sextet for two violins, two violas and two cellos. Admission: DKK 210. Students: DKK 100.

SMK Fridays 4 May 16.00–22.00 National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) Explore SMK after hours and experience art in new and informal ways. Relax with a drink and enjoy a wide range of art talks, music, film screenings and performances. Join us as we welcome everyone to our SMK Fridays events – a series of informal art experiences outside the usual museum opening hours. We present a new programme and theme each time but you can always expect a great blend of art, music, art talks, film screenings, along with drinks and street food served in a friendly atmosphere. Admission: Free.

and film and video, both produce new artworks for their first solo exhibitions at Wanås Konst. Inau­ guration at 13.00. Admission: SEK 140. Under 18: Free. Concessions: SEK 120.

Poul Gernes – Pyramide 6 May 10.00–17.00 Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation Legendary Danish artist Poul Gernes’ social sculpture “Pyramide” finds a place in the sculpture park thanks to a donation. Gernes’ drawing shows a variety of people occupying spaces on a large-scale pyramid that becomes a lively meeting place. The artist described his pyramid as a place “where peo­ ple would be able to hang out” in accordance with his thoughts about the social role of art. Admission: SEK 140. Under 18: Free. Concessions: SEK 120.


Mother’s Day 13 May 11.00–16.00 The Hirschsprung Collection Give your mother a special gift on Mother’s Day! Take her along to the Hirschsprung Collection and explore highlights of classic Danish art displayed in the friendly atmosphere of the museum, right in the heart of Copenhagen. Moth­ ers enjoy free admission. Use the museum’s free English audio guide and dive into the special exhibition about the Danish Golden Age art­ ist, Anton Melbye, and his dramatic paintings of nature and the ocean. Admission: Included in general admission. KID FRIENDLY

Family Sundays 13 May 11.00–16.00 The J.F. Willumsen Museum Open workshops for kids and their families. Dive into Willumsen’s wild and colourful universe by making portrait busts based on the exhibition “Collecting Yourself”. The event is included in general admission. See website for more information. Admission: Adults: DKK 65. Under 18: Free. KID FRIENDLY

Magic Sunday

Historical Days of Wooden Ships in Elsinore

13 May at 12.30 The Circus Museum Get drawn into the world of mystery when magician Michael Frederiksen performs at the muse­ um. Frederiksen is one of the most talented Danish magicians and in his humorous show you will see mind-blowing tricks. Admission: DKK 70. Under 18: DKK 20 (including admission to the museum).

18 – 19 May Maritime Museum of Denmark Up to 120 historic wooden ships will be docked at Elsinore Cultural Harbour. Come and experience Denmark’s sailing cultural herit­ age; smell the tar, talk to the sailors, come sailing, and taste the many maritime delicacies. Come by with your family and have a maritime ex­ perience with a variety of activities. Admission: Free.


Solo Exhibition Chiharu Shiota and Katarina Löfström 6 May 10.00–17.00 Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation Large-scale installations both in­ doors and outdoors in the sculpture park and old farm buildings, and video works in the Art Gallery. Internationally acclaimed Chiharu Shiota (JP/DE) who did the Japa­ nese pavilion in Venice 2015, and Katarina Löfström (SE) who works both with large scale installations


Simon Critchley and Svend Brinkmann 23 May 17.30–19.00 The Royal Danish Library The internationally recognised Professor of Philosophy Simon Critchley has written a great many books about a wide range of sub­ jects. He has written about Hamlet, humour, David Bowie, suicide and football. Hear him in conversation with Professor of Psychology Svend Brinkmann. On stage they will deal with the relationship between death and philosophy, life and art – and more besides. Admission: Free.

negården” at Designmuseum Dan­ mark is an airy yet intimate urban space. During Design X Change, the museum courtyard trans­ forms into a marketplace where guests from all over the world are invited to explore and engage with a multitude of sustainable design solutions. Families, friends, com­ panies; anyone interested in design and sustainability can participate in workshops, talks and much more. Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY

The historic bread 27 May 13.00–15.00 Mosede Fort Bake your own bread at the fort. Can you taste differences and simi­ larities between a Hindhede bread from 1918 and a Meyer bread from 2018? Please see the museum web­ site for more information. Admission: DKK 90.

JUNE Røst Festival 25 – 26 May KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces On 25 and 26 May, KØS joins Vallekilde Højskole and Ungdoms­ bureauet for the second year in a row to present the Røst Festival – Denmark’s first oratory festival for young people. The festival presents a host of young speakers, art and music in the square in front of KØS. Visit rø for more info. Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY

Design X Change 26 – 27 May Designmuseum Denmark Located in the historic centre of Copenhagen, the courtyard “Grøn­ 50

Carlsberg Fridays 1 June, 2 July & 3 August Visit Carlsberg Visit one of Copenhagen’s mustsee attractions and join us for a Carlsberg Friday under the old brewery’s iconic chimneys. The sun has warmed up Visit Carlsberg’s cobblestones and the brewers have made sure there is cool beer on tap – that can only mean that it is time for a “hyggelig” Friday bar. Admission: Free.

The nightingale is singing 3 June at 19.00 Tegners Museum & Statue Park The classical concert “The night­ ingale is singing” is a Baroque programme with pieces by Bach, Händel and Vivaldi. With soprano Signe Sneh, cembalo by Yuzuru

Hiranaka, and Mogens Friis on the flute. The concert is arranged by Slotskoncerterne. Admission: DKK 130.

Father’s Day – A giant ­machine party­ 5 June 10.00–17.00 The Danish Museum of Science & Technology On 5 June, the Danish Museum of Science and Technology celebrates Father’s Day with a giant machine party. Experience the world’s oldest functioning car driving, fire engines, old motors, and lots of ­other machinery. There is a lot to try for the little ones as well, includ­ ing a mini train, archery, and funny bicycles. Enjoy lots of noise, smoke, running machines and burning cars.

SMK Fridays 15 June 16.00–22.00 National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) Explore SMK after hours and experience art in new and informal ways. Relax with a drink and enjoy a wide range of art talks, music, film screenings and performances. Join us as we welcome everyone to our SMK Fridays events – a series of informal art experiences outside the usual museum opening hours. We present a new programme and theme each time but you can always expect a great blend of art, music, art talks, film screenings, along with drinks and street food served in a friendly atmosphere. Admission: Free.


Esrum Medieval Fair Days 16 & 17 June Esrum Abbey & Millyard The legendary medieval fair at Esrum Abbey is a weekend of midsummer, magic and market ambience. Travel back in time to a medieval, vibrant and engaging marketplace filled with music, shows and authentic stalls with wrought crafts, wool, mead, wood­ works and much more. Enjoy a pitcher of Abbey Ale in the cosy inn while street entertainers, trouba­ dours and quacks alike compete for your favours. Admission: DKK 95. Children DKK 75.

Midsummer Concert 17 June at 14.00 Greve Museum Enjoy a cosy concert in the museum’s courtyard with Greve Harmony Orchestra and guest soloist, tenor Thomas Koppel from the Royal Danish Opera. Revolving around the genre of light classical, the programme features Italian, Danish and Nordic music. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY & FREE

Workshop on sculpture 17 & 24 June Copenhagen Cathedral, Our Lady Church White in white – marble and plaster – a museum in a box. This workshop on sculpture, material and spaciousness is inspired by Thorvaldsen’s marble sculptures and invites children to model small statues and build their own exhibi­ tion tableaux. Admission: Free. KID FRIENDLY

Midsummer party

History of War Festival 16 & 17 June Oplevelsescenter Vestvolden The History of War Festival is a live display of military history from the Roman Empire up until the present day: Romans, Vikings, Medieval Archers, Renaissance Mercenar­ ies, Cold War warriors, and 1800 soldiers from the First and Second World Wars. Admission: Free.

23 June Mosede Fort Bonfire, competitions and dressed people from the period 1914-18. Please see the website for more information. Admission: DKK 90. KID FRIENDLY

Medieval Fair 23 – 24 June Æbleholt Monastery Museum, Hillerød Travel back in time and experience the foods and entertainment of a typical medieval fair, with lots of activities for children. Admission: DKK 80. Under 18: DKK 20.


Try your hand at Viking ­Craftwork 25 June – 26 August The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde Swing the heavy axe and try your hand at making planks for the Viking Ship or forge with red-hot iron. The Viking Ship Museum offers special theme days of boat­ building, blacksmithing, sail-mak­ ing, rope making, woodcarving and other Vikings maritime craftwork. Check the Viking Ship Museum’s calendar for the daily programme at Admission: A small charge applies to some activities.


Summer at Frederiksborg 30 June – 12 August The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle Every day in summer visitors can meet castle hosts wearing historical dresses. In the children’s depart­ ment in the old wine cellar, you can try on historical dresses yourself and visit the creative workshop. Daily guided tours in English. Admission: DKK 75. Children 6–15: DKK 20. Students and seniors (65+): DKK 60.


JULY Guided Tour in English 1 July at 15.00 Tegners Museum & Statue Park A guided tour in English for guests at the museum, covering Rudolph Tegners’ life, art and the museum. Admission: Adults: DKK 60. ­Under 18: Free. Students, ­seniors and groups: DKK 50.

and make your own bread on a stick by the campfire. Explore the Ab­ bey’s secrets and play in the kids’ barn, enjoy a delicious lunch at the Mill Café or an ice cream in the courtyard. Our nature playground is inspired by medieval villages, a place for fun and movement under the open sky. Admission: DKK 75. Children DKK 50.


Travel in time to the World of Hans Christian Andersen 1 July – 12 August Old Denmark – Open Air Museum Spend a day of family activities inspired by Hans Christian An­ dersen’s fairytales. Embark on the fairytale trail, watch short plays, go on a self-guided tour about the author’s childhood, and interact with the Emperor, the Princess and the Pea, Clumsy Hans or the ugly duckling. Enjoy the many historic gardens, farm animals and idyllic old houses and farms. Admission: DKK 90. Under 18: Free.


Summer Holidays at Esrum Abbey 2 July – 10 August Esrum Abbey & Millyard Esrum Abbey seethes with life and activities inspired by the Middle Ages for the entire family in the summer holidays. Experience life as a knight, artisan or monk. Try out different medieval handicrafts 52

go for a swing in the trapeze. Admission: DKK 50. Under 18: Free.

Free guided gallery tours in English 7, 14 21 & 28 July at 12.00 The Hirschsprung Collection Visit the Hirschsprung Collection throughout the summer and join the free guided gallery tours in Eng­ lish at 12.00 every Saturday from 7 July to 21 August. The museum is home to a hundred years of Danish art dating back to the 1800s. See masterpieces by prominent artists such as C.W. Eckersberg, P.S. Krøyer and Vilhelm Hammershøi and hear the special story about the museum’s founder, the Jewish tobacco manufacturer and art col­ lector, Heinrich Hirschsprung. Admission: Included in general admission.

Frolov and Savova at the Museum 3 – 6 July 11.00–15.00 The J.F. Willumsen Museum Open workshops for kids and their families. Dive into Willumsen’s wild and colourful universe, exploring different techniques and materials. See website for more information. Admission: A small charge in addition to general admission.

28 July – 11 August 11.00–18.00 Tegners Museum & Statue Park The jewellery makers Frolov and Savova will move their studio into the museum, showing guests the na­ ture of their work process. Some of their techniques are the same that sculptures use for making casts. Admission: Adults: DKK 60. Under 18: Free. Students, seniors and groups: DKK 50.



Sunday to Thursday 4 – 31 July, 11.00–12.30 The Circus Museum Combine your visit to the museum with a fun activity for the entire family, entailing lots of laughter and a better understanding of the art of circus. Try walking the tight rope, test your patience and coor­ dination with the juggling props, or

Throughout July The Hirschsprung Collection A visit to the Hirschsprung Collec­ tion in the summer offers experi­ ences and activities for adults and children alike. Explore highlights in classical Danish art in the special, intimate atmosphere of the muse­ um located in the beautiful park of


Summer Workshops

Circus Fun in the Summer

Summer Holidays at the­ Museum

Østre Anlæg in central Copenhagen. Learn more about the artworks and collection with the free English audio guide. For children, the free activity sheet ensures a lot of fun. Admission: Included in general admission.

Interventions Wanås Konst Live Art: Xavier Le Roi and Scarlet Yu July and August Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation Ongoing interventions in the sculpture park in July and August, by Xavier Le Roi (FR) and Scarlet Yu (HK) who investigate time, space, and sculpture onsite in the sculpture park. Le Roi is one of the foremost names in contemporary dance and choreography. Yu (HK) inserts autobiographical elements into her choreographic work and has done a number of collabora­ tions with Le Roi. Admission: SEK 140. Under 18: Free. Concessions: SEK 120. KID FRIENDLY

Hamlet Live 1 June – 31 August Kronborg Hamlet, his family and enemies move in at Kronborg Castle. Re­ venge, desire, and intrigue are on the menu when Kronborg Castle serves interactive theatre and grants the audience access to the famous characters’ everyday lives. Guests can watch scenes from the infamous drama in the very setting of Shakespeare’s intention and experience Hamlet up-close as he speculates: “to be or not to be?”. Visitors will also feel the drama in the grand sword fight scene when the family meets their deaths. Admission: DKK 140. Under 18: Free.

BLOX Highlights From May onwards. Friday at 13.00, Saturday and Sunday at 15.00 Danish Architecture Centre, BLOX Join us for the grand tour of BLOX as we go behind the facade of the world-renowned Dutch architect studio OMA’s first building in Den­ mark. We will tell the story behind the building designed by Ellen van Loom and all about the building process. Admission + tour: DKK 165 including an introduction to the current exhibition. KID FRIENDLY

Free guided tours Every Sunday and Wednesday Designmuseum Danmark We offer tours every Wednesday and Sunday. Tours are included in admission to the collections. There are a limited number of places available and we do not take reservations. The guided tour is suited for everyone interested in the history of design and furniture. We will stop at inspiring examples from the collection. Admission: Included in general admission.

KLANG’s opening concert: Athelas Sinfonietta ­Copenhagen 29 May 20.00–21.30 The Royal Danish Library A first performance, a classic, and works by two significant compos­ ers. Programme: Morten Ladehoff – “New Work” (first performance); Ricardo S. Eizirik – “moloch machine, 1927” (in two parts); Sarah Nemtsov – “Luftmacumba / Rio” – Interval – Bernhard Lang – “Monadologie XI ‘for Anton’” – 2nd Chamber Symphony. Perform­ ers: Athelas Sinfonietta.

Admission: DKK 120. Students DKK 70.


Up in the Tower 1 July 12.00–14.00 Copenhagen Cathedral, Our Lady Church Climb up in the tower and look over Copenhagen and a bit of ­Sweden. You walk at your own pace. Once in a while the church bell is struck. On the way down, you can visit the Queen’s lodge and private “secret”. Admission: Free.

Garden Walk 13 June 17.00 Greve Museum Join us on a tour in the newly opened special exhibition about the gardens of the houses in Greve. Hear stories about gardens, plants, garden plans and garden dreams. We of course also invite you to a tour of the outdoor part of the garden exhibition and hope that it will be possible to enjoy the bright Danish summer evening. Admission: DKK 40. Under 18: Free.


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Sealand 1. Elsinore The Øresund Aquarium (Øresundsakvariet) The Danish Museum of Science and Technology (Danmarks Tekniske Museum) Mosegarden, (Furesø Museums) Elsinore City Museum (Helsingør Bymuseum) Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (M/S Museet for Søfart Skibsklarergaarden The Yard Museum (Værftsmuseet) – Kulturværftet 2. Rudolph tegners Museum & Statuepark, Dronningmølle 3. Louisiana, Humlebæk 4. Hillerød Æbelholt Monastery Museum (Æbelholt Klostermuseum) – Museum Nordsjælland The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle (Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg Slot) Hillerød City Museum & Graphic Museum (Hillerød Bymuseum & Grafisk Museum) – Museum Nordsjælland The Power Station (Elværket) – Museum Nordsjælland 5. Lyngby Brede Works (Brede Værk) – National Museum of Denmark

The Hermitage (Eremitageslottet) The Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet) – National Museum of Denmark 6. Frederiksværk The Arsenal – The Frederiksværk Museum of Industry, Frederiks værk The Powder Works (Krudtværket) Frederiks Værk 7. Gilleleje The Lighthouse Museum (Fyrhistorisk Museum på Nakkehoved Fyr) – Museum Nordsjælland 8. Holte Mosegaarden – Furesø Museums, Holte

KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, (KØS Museum for kunst I det offentlige rum) 13. Ordrupgaard 14. National Aquarium Denmark, (Den Blå Planet) 15. Experimentarium, Hellerup 16. The House of Knud Rasmussen (Knud Rasmussens Hus) 17. The Karen Blixen Museum (Karen Blixen Museet) 18. J.F. Willumsens Museum 19. Danish Immigration Museum (Immigrantmuseet) – Furesø Museums 20. Flynderupgård Museum

Mothsgården, Rudersdal Museums

21. Esrum Abbey (Esrum Kloster & Møllegård)

The Vedbæk Finds (Vedbækfundene) – Rudersdal Museums

22. The Circus Museum (Cirkusmuseet)

9. Greve Greve Museum

23. Ballerup Museum

Mosede Fort, Denmark 1914-18

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10. Rødovre Heerup Museum

24. Malmö Konsthall

The West Rampart Experience Center (Oplevelsescenter Vestvolden) 11. Hørsholm Hørsholm Museum of Local History (Hørsholm Egns Museum) – Museum Nordsjælland

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Copenhagen 1. The Cathedral Museum (Domkirkens Museum – Vor Frue Kirke) 2. The Danish Police Museum (Politimuseet) 3. The Danish Scout Museum 4. The David Collection 5. Designmuseum Danmark 6. DieselHouse 7. The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)


8. Medical Museion (Medicinsk Museion) 9. North Atlantic House 10. The Round Tower (Rundetaarn) 11. The Royal Cast Collection (Den Kongelige Afstøbningssamling) 12. SMK – National Gallery of Denmark (SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst) 13. The Bank and Savings Museum (Bank- og Sparekassemuseet) 14. The Workers’ Museum (Arbejdermuseet)

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Copenhagen Cultural District 1. Thorvaldsens Museum 2. The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum (Tøjhusmuseet) – National Museum of Denmark 3. The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet) 4. Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot) 5. The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre (Teatermuseet i Hofteatret)

6. The Black Diamond – The Royal Library (Den Sorte Diamant – Det Kgl. Bibliotek) 7. The Lapidarium of Kings in Christian IV’s Brewhouse (Kongernes Lapidarium) 8. Glyptoteket 9. Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) 10. National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) 11. The Victorian Home (Klukehjemmet) – National Museum of Denmark 57

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Frederiksberg 1. The Cisterns (Cisternerne) 2. Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 3. The Revue Museum (Revymuseet) 4. Storm P. Museum 5. Bakkehuset 6. The Danish Music Museum (Musikmuseet) – National Museum of Denmark 7. Visit Carlsberg


Hercules at Thorvaldsens Museum. Photo: Sarah Coghi

Danish Architecture Centre (DAC)


Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, Copehnhagen K 10 – 16, From 16 June 10 – 17 amalienborg/


Rahbeks Allé 23, Frederiksberg C Tuesday-Sunday 11-16.

The Cathedral Museum – Vor Frue Kirke

Nørregade 8, Copenhagen K Monday-Thursday 11-16. Friday and Sunday: 12-16.

Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot)

Christiansborg Slotsplads, ­ Copenhagen K Monday-Sunday 10-17

The Circus Museum (Cirkusmuseet)

Hovedporten 6, Hvidovre Sunday-Thursday 10-15.

The Cisterns (Cisternerne)

Søndermarken, Frederiksberg May, Tuesday-Sunday: 11-17 June-July, Tuesday-Sunday: 11-20

Strandgade 27 B, Copenhagen K Monday-Sunday: 10-17 Wednesday open until 21

The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet)

Rigsdagsgården 9, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Friday 9-16.

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology (Danmarks Tekniske Museum)

Fabriksvej 25, Elsinore Tuesday-Sunday 10-17 Monday closed. During holidays also open on Mondays.

The Danish Scout Museum (Spejdermuseet)

Arsenalvej 10, Copenhagen K Wednesday 17-20. Thursday 14-17. Sunday 11-15.

The David Collection (Davids Samling)

Kronprinsessegade 30, ­Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 10-17. ­ Wednesday 10-21.

Klostergade 11, Græsted Tuesday-Sunday 11-17.


Tuborg Havnevej 7, 2900 Hellerup Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30-17 Thursday 9.30-20 Saturday.Sunday 10-17

Furesø Museums & The Danish Immigration Museum

Stavnsholtvej 3, Farum Tuesday-Friday 11-16, Sunday 13-16 Closed on Sundays in July Immigration Museum: ­Tuesday-Saturday 10-16.

Gilleleje Museum, Museum Nordsjælland Vesterbrogade 56, Gilleleje Wednesday-Monday 13-16.

Greve Museum

Bækgårdsvej 9, Greve Tuesday-Friday 11-15, Saturday 11-16, Sunday 11-17

Designmuseum Danmark Bredgade 68, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 10-18. Wednesday 10-21.


Elværksvej 50, Copenhagen SV Monday-Thursday 10-16. 1st and 3rd Sunday 10-13.30. Public holidays closed


Esrum Abbey & Mill Farm ­ (Esrum Kloster og Møllegård)

The Hermitage (Eremitageslottet)

Dyrehaven 4, Lyngby Open on select days, pre-booked tickets required.

Hillerød City Museum & ­Graphic Museum (Hillerød Bymuseum og Grafisk Museum) – Museum Nordsjælland Tuesday-Sunday 11-16. Graphic Museum: Wednesday in odd weeks 11-14. Helsingørgade 65, Hillerød

The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske ­Samling) Stockholmsgade 20, Copenhagen Ø Wednesday-Sunday 11-16.

Hørsholm Museum of L ­ ocal ­History (Hørsholm Egns M ­ useum) – Museum N ­ ordsjælland Sdr. Jagtvej 2, Hørsholm Tuesday-Sunday 13-16.

J.F. Willumsens Museum

Jenriksvej 4, Frederikssund Tuesday-Sunday 10-17.

The Karen Blixen Museum (Karen Blixen Museet) Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted Kyst May- June: Tuesday-Sunday 10-17. July: Tuesday-Sunday 10-17, Monday: 12-19.

Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot)

Kronborg 2 C, Elsinore May, Tuesday – Sunday: 11-16, June – Sept, Tuesday – Sunday: 10-17.30.

Kroppedal Museum

Kroppedals Allé 3, Taastrup Tuesday-Sunday 12 – 16

KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces (KØS – Museum for kunst I det offentlige rum) Nørregade 29, Køge Tuesday-Sunday: 11-17, Thursday: 11-21

The Lapidarium of Kings in Christian IV’s Brewhouse (Kongernes Lapidarium)

Frederiksholms Kanal 29, ­Copenhagen From 1 June: Tuesday-Sunday 12-17.

The Lighthouse Museum (Fyr­historisk Museum på ­Nakkehoved Fyr) – Museum Nordsjælland Fyrvejen 25 A, Gilleleje Thursday-Sunday 11-16.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Gl. Strandvej 13, Humlebæk Tuesday-Friday 11-22. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11-18

Malmö Konsthall

S:t Johannesgatan 7, Malmö Monday-Sunday 11-17, Wednesdays 11-21

Medical Museion (Medicinsk Museion)

Bredgade 62, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Friday 10-16, Saturday-Sunday 12-16

Moderna Museet Malmö

Ola Billgrens plats 2-4, Malmö Tuesday-Sunday 11-18

Mosede Fort, 1914-18

Mosede Strandvej 87-89, Greve Tuesday-Friday 11-15, Saturday-Sunday 11-16

Mosegaarden – Furesø Museums Skovgårds Allé 37, Værløse Tuesday-Friday 11-15, Sunday 13-16

Mothsgården – Rudersdal Museer Sørrerødvej 25, Holte Tuesday-Sunday 11-16

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (M/S Museet for Søfart)

Ny Kronborgvej 1, 3000 Elsinore May-June: Tuesday-Sunday 11-17 July-August: Daily 10-18

Munkeruphus Malmö Museer

Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmö Daily 10-17

Munkerup Strandvej 78, Dronningmølle May: Friday-Sunday 12-17 June-July: Wednesday-Sunday 12-17


The Museum of National H ­ istory at Frederiksborg Castle (Det Nationalhistoriske Museum på Frederiksborg Slot)

The Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet) – National ­Museum of ­Denamrk

Rudolph Tegners Museum & Statuepark

Kongevejen 100, Lyngby May-June, Tuesday-Sunday 10-16. July: Tuesday-Sunday 10-17.

Museumsvej 19, Dronningmølle 15 April to May: Tuesday-Sunday 12-17 June, July and August: Tuesday-Sunday 11-18

National Aquarium Denmark, (Den Blå Planet)


Storm P. Museum

RAGNAROCK – Museum for pop, rock and youth culture

The Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre (Teatermuseet i Hofteatret)

Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød Monday-Sunday 10-17.

Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup Mondays: 10 – 21. Tuesday – Sunday: 10 – 17.

National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) Sølvgade 48-50, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 11-17, Wednesday 11-20.

´ The National Museum of D ­ enmark (Nationalmuseet) Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 10-17.

North Atlantic House ­(Nordatlantens Brygge)

Strandgade 91, Copenhagen K Monday-Friday 10-17. ­Saturday-Sunday 12-17.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 11-18. Thursday 11-22.


Vilvordevej 110, Charlottenlund Tuesday-Friday 13-17. Wednesday 13-21. Saturday-Sunday 11-17.

Rabalderstræde 16, Roskilde Tuesday-Sunday 10-17, Wednesday 10-22

The Revue Museum (Revymuseet)

Allégade 5, Frederiksberg Tuesday-Sunday 11-16.

Frederiksberg Runddel, Frederiksberg Tuesday-Sunday 10-16.

Christiansborg Ridebane 18, ­Copenhagen K Tuesday-Thursday 11-15. Saturday-Sunday 13-16.

Thorvaldsens Museum

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, ­Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 10-17.


Øster Voldgade 4A, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 10-16, from 16 June Monday-Sunday 9-18

The Royal Danish Arsenal ­ Museum (Tøjhusmuseet) – ­National ­Museum of ­Denmark Tøjhusgade 3, Copenhagen K Tuesday-Sunday 12-17.

The Royal Library – The Black Diamond Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, ­Copenhagen K Mon-Fri 10-19. Sat 10-18.

The Vedbæk Finds (Vedbækfundene) – Rudersdal Museums

Gl. Holtegård, Attemosevej 170, Holte Tuesday-Friday 12-16. Saturday-Sunday 12-17.

The Viking Ship Museum ­(Vikingeskibsmuseet)

Vindeboder 12, Roskilde Monday-Sunday 10-17

VILLUM Window Collection

Maskinvej 4, Søborg Tuesday and Thursday 10 – 16

Visit Carlsberg

Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, ­Copenhagen V Monday-Sunday 10-20.

Wanås Konst – The Wanås ­Foundation Wanås, 289 90 Knislinge The sculpture park is open daily 8-19 The Art Gallery etc.: May 7-Sept 30, daily 10-17

The West Rampart ­ Experience Center (Oplevelsescenter Vestvolden)

Jyllingevej 303, 2610 Rødovre Saturday-Sunday 11-16, School ­holidays: Tuesday-Friday 11-16

The Workers’ Museum

Rømersgade 22, Copenhagen K Monday-Sunday 10-16.

Æbelholt Monastery Museum (Æbelholt Klostermuseum) – Museum Nordsjælland Æbelholt 4, Hillerød Tuesday-Sunday 11-16.


REFORM at Munkeruphus.


Karen Blixen Museet

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