Museums in North Sealand
Our museums are the gateway to the history of North Sealand. Learn more about the North Sealand of royalty, monks, polar exploration, artists and maritime endeavours.
Ultra-modern architecture, art and design in North Sealand. North Sealand is a region in Denmark that is brimming with art and culture. Ultra-modern architecture, art and design, international theatre and, not least, opulent Renaissance castles that represent the history of Denmark.
Frederiksborg, Kronborg and Fredensborg castles are cultural and historical landmarks that attract travellers from all over the world. Every year in August, the open-air Shakespeare Festival is held in Kronborg Castle’s courtyard featuring international theatre companies. Esrum Abbey, originally a large and powerful Cistercian abbey, is today an active centre for culture and experiences, as well as a famed pilgrimage centre.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a world-class art museum where art, nature and architecture unite in a one-of-a-kind interaction. Here you can enjoy temporary exhibitions with prominent international artists in addition to a distinguished permanent collection.
The Maritime Museum of Denmark is a foremost example of the pioneering Danish architecture that is attracting attention worldwide. Bjarke Ingels Group designed the underground museum, which has won many international prizes and been affectionately described as ‘the most beautiful hole in the ground’.
The region of North Sealand boasts art and cultural scene that is both rich and captivating. Experience iconic and internationally-acclaimed architecture, or visit one of the world’s leading art museums and its famous art collection. The region is also the home of three royal castles.
Oplev kunsten ude midt i naturen. Både ved Rudolph Tegners Museum, Louisiana og i Fredensborg kan du få kunsten helt tæt på, når du går tur i områderne.
The Sculpture Park is an essential part of the Louisiana experience.The museum’s location in the park facing the Sound, the shape of the buildings and the landscape, create entirely unique conditions for presenting the approx. 60 artworks that is an important part of the collection.
Sculptures in royal gardens often depict gods and goddesses of antiquity. But in Fredensborg Castle Garden you can see a unique attraction: 70 sandstone sculptures of regular fishermen and farmers, as they looked in 18th century Norway and the Faroe Islands. The sculpture group is called N...
Frederiksborg and Fredensborg palace are distinguished examples of historical and architectural heritage in North Sealand. Frederiksborg is built in Dutch Renaissance style, while Fredensborg is built in Baroque style.
Esrum Monastery was in the Middle Ages a large and powerful monastery, founded by the Cistercian order. After the Reformation, the monastery came under the crown, and most of the monastery was demolished. Esrum Kloster then led a changeable life as a royal hunting lodge, stud farm, county administration, etc
After an extensive restoration and amalgamation with Esrum Møllegård, Esrum Kloster is today an exciting, modern attraction. The building itself, which is only a tenth of the original monastery, is a fascinating relic from the 12th century.