Munkeruphus is a former artist´s home beautifully located over looking Øresund on the stretch of coast between Gilleleje and Dronningmølle
The building was designed in 1916 by architects Terkel Hjejle and Niels Rosenkjær and since 1989 it has served as an exhibition space for art, architecture and design. It was the home of one of the most versatile and experimental Danish artists of the 20th century, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen who worked and lived here with his family from 1958 until his death in 1982, and since 1989, it has been a museum.
Café and shop
The old dinning room contains a cosy café, with a view at the sea, where you can by light lunch dishes, home-baked treats, quality coffee and tea, speciality beers, cordials and wine. In the summer months you can enjoy the delicacies of the café in the garden.
The shop sells its own catalogues and books on art, photography, architecture, design and landscape. You can also buy homemade Munkeruphus Honey from the bees living and working in the garden.
Park and beach
The lovely park surrounding Munkeruphus is characterised by its undulating and varied terrain, old exotic trees and a number of permanent sculptures. In the summer months, the park is also used for openings and other events. There is direct access to a lovely sandy beach via Dronningekløften at the bottom of the park. Everybody is welcome to use the garden from sunrise to sunset all year round.