The collection of Skagens Museum include over 1800 paintings, sketches, graphic works, sculptures and ceramics, mainly from the period 1870-1930. From the end of the 1870s and up to the turn of the century Skagen was an international meeting place for young artists. During the 1880s Skagen was transformed into an artists’ colony where there was room for both work and leisure. Already in their lifetime the Skagen artists achieved world fame at significant exhibitions held abroad.
The most prominent Skagen artists are the Danish painters Anna and Michael Ancher and P.S. Krøyer. But also artists such as Holger Drachmann, who was both poet and painter, Viggo Johansen, Carl Locher, Laurits Tuxen and the Nordic artists Christian Krohg and Oscar Björck all contributed to putting Skagen on the map.
Skagens Museum was founded in 1908 in order to collect and preserve the works of the famous artists’ colony in the surroundings in which they were created. Since 1928 the museum has resided in a building designed by the architect Ulrik Plesner. The Garden House, where many of the artists used to rent lodgings, and the old grain-drying warehouse where P.S. Krøyer established his first studio in Skagen can both be found in the museum’s atmospheric and evocative garden. Extensions to the museum were built in 1982 and 1989.
Guided tours: : DKK 600,- The price applies to all daily guided tours – also Sundays and holidays.Guided tours can take place in Danish, Swedish, English and German. Max. 20 persons per tour.
Special viewings at Skagens Museum Viewings outside usual museum opening hours
1-2 hours DKK 2000,- + entrance fee
3 hours DKK 3000,- + entrance fee
4 hours DKK 4000,- + entrance fee
Special viewings can take place between 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
|01/02/2014 - 20/04/2014||Tuesday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
|14/04/2014 - 14/04/2014||Monday||10:00 - 17:00|
|03/05/2014 - 31/05/2014||Monday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
|01/06/2014 - 31/08/2014||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
|01/06/2014 - 31/08/2014||Wednesday||10:00 - 21:00|
|01/09/2014 - 14/09/2014||Tuesday - Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
Under 18 years
Free of charge
Per person: 90.00 DKK
Groups min. 20 pers.
Per person: 70.00 DKK
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