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Designmuseum Denmark

With a unique location in Copenhagen’s historic centre, near tourist attractions, the harbour boats, design companies and galleries, Designmuseum Danmark is a working archive and the entrance to Denmark as a design destination.

Since 1926, Designmuseum Danmark has been housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, the former Royal Frederik’s Hospital. In the 1920s, the buildings were renovated and adapted to museum use by the architects Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint.

Today you get the chance to experience one of the world’s largest collections of Danish design, counting works by Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Verner Panton and Hans Wegner. The collections cover applied art and design from Art Nouveau to contemporary Danish design and include glass, ceramics, fashion, textile and poster art. The museum offers thematic design exhibitions, special events, guided tours and workshops and holds a beautiful garden, a café, a museum shop, and a library.


Opening hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10-18
Wednesday: 10-21
Closed Mondays.

Closed January 1, December 24, 25 and 31.


Admission price:

Adults: 115 DKK
Seniors: 80 DKK
Groups of minimum 10 people: 80 DKK
Students/under 26 years old: Free

(Prices per February 2019)


Accessibility at Designmuseum Denmark:

Wheel chair users has access to the main floor of the museum, and has access to the exhibitions, the café, shop and library. Unfortunately, there is no elevator to the first floor, where the conference facilities, assembly hall, the porcelain collection and poster collection are located. The museum has a light wheelchair available for loan and assistants to wheelchair users receive free admission. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom located on the main floor next to the main entrance.

Parking for vehicles designed for wheelchairs is allowed with a special permission sign, which can be obtained from the ticket sales area in the museum.

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