Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
4.5
Observatories & PlanetariumsArt Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to ARoS Aarhus Art Museum – one of Europe's largest art museums situated in the heart of Aarhus, and the only one with a rainbow on top, Your rainbow panorama. ARoS is a house of art where our guests can be pleased, enlightened and challenged. The architecture is of international class. The same is the art. And both offer experiences of high carat: from light to thrill, from attitude to entertainment, from joy to challenge.
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  • janedalice
    Oyster Bay, New York45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should you find yourself in Aarhus for a few hours - a must visit.
    It has been more years than listed above (pre covid) since we were on a cruise that spent a day in Aarhus, DK. We often look for things we can do in port on our own and this was within walking distance. I often think of this museum and how eclectic and wonderful it is - I wish I lived closer in order to visit/see the temporary exhibits that I am sure I am missing. The building itself is impressive with the rainbow panorama walkway - beautiful. The "Boy" sculpture is brilliant - almost a bit scary on how realistic he is and thinking he could come to life at any given moment.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Strozzapreti
    Cambridge, United Kingdom231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!
    I've been lucky enough to travel to over 50 countries, and have enjoyed visiting many museums and galleries. ARoS is now in my top five galleries in the world! The rooftop views of Aarhus are lovely, and the experience of seeing them from inside the Rainbow is special. We enjoyed the variety of art on display, from Nordic paintings to avant garde sculptures to unique installations. Although busy, the museum never felt crowded. We spent almost the entire day at ARoS, and enjoyed high quality breakfast and lunch (with friendly staff), as well as the art. The only slight disappointment was the lack of postcards of the art in the museum shop. We'd love to go back one day soon!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Skywalker3
    203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive building and collection
    With 10 floors, this is a journey through numerous collections, some changing exhibits, some permanent collections. The basement contains art installations, some more successful than others, in a semi dark environment. Other floor contain large exhibition spaces. Highlight is the 4.5 metre Boy sculpture. On the roof, a further installation, the 360 Rainbow Panaroma gives great views of the city. One draw back was on the day visited large student groups causing disruption, with staff doing little to control,
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 13, 2023
  • kmz88
    Plon, Germany391 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainbow panorama
    We started at the top - at the rainbow panorama and made our way down. The panorama is excellent. The art exhibits are interesting too. As we went lower, it started getting more crowded. It took us about 2.5 h to go through all the levels at a leisurely pace.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Gerson van Luijk
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum
    Very nice museum with a cool roof, where you can have a nice view with different light. Just walk a few rounds without your phone or camera. The basement is really cool too. It has amazing installation art. My favorite place. Good cafe with nice breads too. Everything is good here, haha.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Barnesms
    Atlanta, Georgia395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum, awesome views of Aarhus from their Rainbow roof.
    Amazing museum, awesome views of Aarhus from their Rainbow roof. A great place to visit in Aarhus, the rooftop views are amazing. The interior design of the building very cool. The art collection is awesome. Definitely recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • E F
    Wiltshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A ‘must see’ in Aarhus
    Amazing place. Spent a couple of hours here but felt I’d only scratched the surface. Could easily go back and again and again. Particularly enjoyed ‘A Surreal Shock’, the 5m tall boy and, of course, the rainbow panorama.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Laura
    Bath, United Kingdom292 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mixed thoughts
    We loved the rainbow walkway, the staff were really friendly and we also had nice food in the cafe. Tickets are quite expensive and some of the exhibitions aren’t really suitable for young children. For example there were two life size models with axes, knives and other weapons stuck in them.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Josie B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit in Aarhus
    We loved our visit from start to finish and appreciated being able to leave and come back which we did. There was a bit of everything for everyone and recommend spending most of your day here. The only criticism I have is that there were no period products when I would’ve needed them. The nearest place to get some was a good 15-20mins walk away.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • SFPrior
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic time spent here!
    Really enjoyed my time wandering around Aros. The top floor is the rainbow area and on a blue sky day was great. The other floors have some permanent exhibitions and some temporary ones. The Boy and The Baby are extraordinary and I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled across Warhol’s set of Marilyn Monroe pictures. The ground floor is more immersive art. Gift shop lovely and also the food in the cafe and restaurants.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
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Martin S
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I am very fond of ARoS - for such a 'small' city this museum has impressed me with their at times unique and exciting exhibitions. Especially their sex/porn exhibition last fall was great and thought-provoking.

BUT: The exhibitions do not change often enough. This is not a problem for tourists, but as I live here I do not see the point of visiting ARoS more often than... twice a year. Their temporary exhibitions are there for months and months on end. Of course, you could easily argue that two amazing exhbitions a year are better than 12 mediocre installations a year.
Written February 2, 2020
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Kata
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The museum was great and very interesting.
Unfortunately our experience was spoiled it, when we returned the parking place,we got a "kontrolagift" , although the parking ticket was in the car and we paid for it continously by card while we were in the museum. We have paid the penalty to the company because it was a rented car and wrote letters to the ParkZone company, but we did not get answer yet, so I do not suggest to every foreigner to park at that place because it seemed to be malicious .
Written August 8, 2022
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kaos
Braunschweig, Germany40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We went to ARoS museum during a daytrip in Aarhus. The museum is very good organized and has very friendly staff. We spent a couple of hours in the exhibition, had tasty lunch and enjoyed some ice cream on the roof after walking the rainbow.
Written August 17, 2020
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Nektaria
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We decided to visit Aros since we saw so many beautiful photos of this rainbow and we heard a lot about the architecture of this building. The experience was amazing the architecture of the building unforgettable, the view astonishing and of course as an art museum its really different and very big. It took us a couple of ours to visit the whole building since it has 8 floors. I recommend you a visit it worths.
Written January 27, 2020
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chrsch-traveller
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Quite a boring exhibition throughout all 8+ floors. The exceptions being the old paintings from 19th century. The rest of the exhibition - piles of wood, homeless people’s signs, setup showing a gay nightclub, the rainbow panorama, “art movies”, etc, were quite uninteresting if not completely boring.
Went to buy some cake and drinks for the kids. The price in the cafeteria does not improve the quality of the carrot cake - 2 slices of cake, 2 Elderflower juices and a bottle of water came to 170kr. What a rip off!
In these times of covid-19 it is amazing to see the amount of people admitted.
Written July 16, 2020
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Christian H
Oslo, Norway18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
An Art Museum with high international standard. Just to see “Boy” by Ron Mueck was worth the ticket alone.
Stunning view over Århus from the Your Walk Rainbow Panorama. The circular skywalk is an art installation itself made by Ólafur Elíasson. I love his works!
By the entrance there’s a shop, coffee house and restaurant.
ARoS is a must if you’re in Århus
Written July 2, 2020
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Helena
79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It's so refreshing to find an art museum that is constantly trying to build on its collection. I haven't been to a place like this. The sheer spectrum of art from all over the world, different time periods, styles and ideas is astonishing. In addition, the fact that the museum has artists inside with their own workspace that you can talk to is wonderful. A brilliant encouragement for new coming artists in the world. A place you will never be bored, that's for sure.
Written August 11, 2021
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parissmiles
Irving, TX176 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Other than the construction of the structure, and the circular top floor, there is nothing noteworthy about this art museum. There is hardly any "art" on display on any of the floors. One enters on the fourth floor of this structure, and are greeted by a mob of people just staring at those who enter......very strange, and it gave me the feeling of being in "The Twilight Zone". The restaurant is lackluster (except for the hard-working employees), and you'll be fortunate if you can find a place to sit and eat as all the chairs and tables are occupied by old people just sitting and watching all the customers. In my opinion, anyone who considers this place great has never been in a real museum, or viewed real art on display......this cannot be noted in the same breath as the museums of Paris. Quite boring and certainly overrated.
Written December 6, 2021
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Robin Drinkall - Europe
Frederiksberg, Denmark490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
The current art exhibition is very good with many paintings. The museum itself in an architectural gem with the possibilty of surveying the city skyline through various different coloured lenses from the roof top. The museum can only get better and better as more collections find their way to Jutland.
Written July 9, 2021
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Charlotte K
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Love, love, love ARoS!! Take your time to see it all! Exhibitions are well-curated and the many different points of entry to the art leave long-lasting impressions. You get sucked in and don't want to leave. And when you have left you just want to come back again...
Written September 12, 2022
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