SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries.

Apart from the permanent collection (free entrance) the museum shows a variety of temporary exhibitions. See for further information.

The collection
A rich and varied selection of art – from the European classics of the Renaissance to the overwhelming diversity of modern and contemporary art.

The SMK is especially famous for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art, the country’s most comprehensive collection of Danish contemporary art – and one of the world’s best Matisse collections. The Royal Cast Collection, which is part of the museum, is located at the city harbour.

The museum regularly hosts art-based events. For instance, the recurring SMK Fridays combine art, art talks, music, food and drinks. See for further information.

For children
Guided tours, workshop activities, drawing room and children’s exhibitions. Taking art as the starting point, the whole family can explore and examine the many manifestations of creativity at SMK. The Children’s Workshop is open every weekend day from 10:30 til 16:30 (DKK 45 per child) and guided children’s tours are held each Sunday (free).

Cafe and bookstore
The museum cafe lets you enjoy a successful mixture of fine food, art, and Danish design.

The café offers delicious lunches, brunch, cakes, and a range of cold and hot beverages. Children’s menus available.

Browse the bookshop for an inspiring selection of Danish and international art books as well as a range of gifts, stationary, and unique design objects.

SMK - The National Gallery of Art is part of the museum district Parkmuseerne in and around King’s Garden. A ticket to Parkmuseerne costs 195 DKK and gives you access to all six great museums in one ticket. Tickets are sold at all of the six museums.

Opening hours
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020 Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020 Wednesday10:00 - 20:00
Admission Price
Free entrance: Permanent Exhibitions
Admission: - 110.00 DKK Special exhibitions
Young people
Admission: - 85.00 DKK Special exhibitions (under 27 years old)

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    • København (indre by)
  • Classification

    • Accessibility – Easy access
    • Saint Hannes Cross
  • Disabled persons

    • handicap friendly
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