Trapholt

Trapholt, Kolding: Hours, Address, Trapholt Reviews: 4.5/5

Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum of Modern Art And Design Trapholt is located in Southern Denmark on the mainland of Jutland and is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark, outside of Copenhagen. Trapholt opened in 1988 and added additional exhibition space and collection storage in 1996. The international architecture competition held in 1982, was won by the project team of architects Boje Lundgaard and Bente Aude, lighting designer Sophus Frandsen and landscape architect Svend Kirkegaard, for its exceptional museum design and its extraordinary and sensitive placement in nature. The Museum is set in a beautiful sculpture park overlooking the water of Kolding Fjord and visitors come from far and near, not only to see the amazing array of exhibitions, performances and programs but also to experience the museum’s architecture, the one-of-a-kind summerhouse designed by Arne Jacobsen, to find unique design treasures in the museum shop and to become culinarily tempted in the restaurant with its breathtaking view. At Trapholt visitors will be welcomed by TRAPguides that are trained to help assist and offer the visitors guided tours of the museum, tours of Arne Jacobsen’s summerhouse, and introductions to current exhibitions. Also at Trapholt, we make sure to always have a varied range of options and activities for children and their accompanying adults. Trapholt Exhibitions Trapholt displays a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Trapholt’s goal is, at any given time, to display exhibitions of three different categories within its expertise; namely aesthetically enticing displays, current, debate creating exhibits and compelling insights into design and art history. Trapholt has a total of 2500 square meters of exhibition space divided into 8 galleries. Unique for the architectural design of the museum, is that not only does some galleries have breathtaking views, but each and every gallery has its own specific character and is unique in regards to the layout, daylight/artificial light and orientation. All galleries are accessible from the main museum walkway that winds it way down the sloped terrains and gives access to all the exhibitions. The whole museum, and all the facilities, are designed to be wheelchair accessible . The Trapholt Collections Trapholt collections consists of: A large collection of Danish furniture design Modern Danish visual art and sculpture A permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition Ceramics, textiles and product designs The sculpture park, with works by Danish contemporary artists The Arne Jacobsen’s Cube flex summerhouse The collection of Danish visual arts and sculpture, is mainly from the 19th century up until today. The bulk of the collection however, dates from after 1900 and in addition to art, the collection also includes crafts, and product designs from this period. The furniture collection at Trapholt charts the development of Danish furniture design from the beginning of the twentieth century up until the present. The collection is continually being added to- in the form of new acquisitions, donations and gifts- and are regularly being featured in temporary and permanent museum exhibitions.
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Ion
Soenderborg, Denmark5 contributions
Friends
Excellent museum. Has a cozy coffee shop with an incredible view of the terrace. The exhibitions are very inspiring and provide plenty of information for the ones interested in architecture and design especially. There are also a couple of paintings for which I didn’t have enough time to see. Considering buying an årskort, as the location of the museum and the exhibitions have inspired me to visit again. A getaway experience in artistic surroundings. Staff is incredibly nice and the shop in the museum, even if expensive, provides a lot of miniature artworks. Remember to visit koldingfjord hotel nearby and walk along the koldingfjord after visiting the museum. :)
Written March 1, 2022
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Dear reviewer Thank you very much for your kind words. We would love for you to become a member and visit the museum again! BR Trapholt team
Written April 20, 2022
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tjh01
Copenhagen, Denmark239 contributions
Family
Went with family and it lived up to my hopes!
They have different exhibitions, so you are not bored with just paintings...so something for all, even children!
The Sense Me exhibition was great, with different interactive things too testing your different senses 👌 We did not get any candy used for one of the things (maybe because of the Corona) but a really great exhibition still!
The other rooms were great too...different artists and paintings, i liked the Anette Harboe Flensburg as well!
And also the design chairs and cheramic in the "basement"!
We went for lunch there in their cafe with an amazing view and a delicious and well priced buffet!
And went to the shop too, although i did not buy anything, but they have a wide variety of interesting things!
Can highly recommend this place!
Written July 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time. Kind regards Trapholt
Written July 28, 2020
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MrsWBN
United Arab Emirates70 contributions
Friends
What a beautiful place in such an amazing setting! Really enjoyed the Verner Panton temporary exhibition and the guided visit to the Arne Jacobsen summer house. Lovely curation of the rooms and spaces. Food for the soul! Loved! (Also had an absolutely gorgeous museum shop…!)
Written July 31, 2022
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Naomi
The Netherlands3 contributions
Family
It was a complete disappointment for a place that advertises itself as ‘family friendly’.
None of the activities as mentioned for children on the website were available, instead it felt like we were being followed by a member of staff, and any misstep by the children quickly told off - while adults next to us were clearly breaking the rules (such as touching exhibits, or wearing no socks on others) and a blind eye was turned. Quite the double standard.

I think introducing children to art and culture at a young age is exceptionally important, and we were able to make it interesting for ourselves and the children despite this. There were two ‘try it yourself’ boxes that we enjoyed and an excellent interactive movement-colour-painting that my 6 year old loved.

However, I would not recommend Trapholt to be the family friendly place it claims. Perhaps some staff training wouldn’t go amiss.
Written August 4, 2022
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Per B
Copenhagen, Denmark225 contributions
Couples
Very attractive setting and great exhibition. Especially enjoyed the Verner Panton exhibition which unfortunately (for you) ends in only three weeks. Also always enjoy whatever I can of Arne Jacobsen. We don’t live close, but are considering another visit.
Written July 23, 2022
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Mr.Travel-a-lot
Stockholm7 contributions
Had a wonderfull visit to Kolding.
Espesially the museum of Trapholt, a museum of modern art and Danish design. I enjoy Art museums around the world (the latest was MOMA in NY), but this one had a special edge to it that was just wonderfull. It is located just outside the town in a park overlooking the Kolding fjord, the setting was just magic. I will newer forget this place where art, design, nature and hospitality were tied so intence together. Go, go, GO! This is a Must See!
By the way: The Castle of Kolding; Koldinghus is also a great experience....
Written July 23, 2007
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flo182
Sibiu, Romania233 contributions
Nice exhibitions for the contemporary art lovers. Furniture design, home object design. Nice museum.
Written October 22, 2015
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Miko1988
Frankfurt12 contributions
Friends
Amazing modern art museum! It gives you the opportunity to look at art in a different light. Sometimes even literally! It lets you play around with some art pieces and really triggers your thought process. When we went we saw an exhibition related to food and our modern day consumption, playing around with the morbidity of it. Thought provoking, stinking, beautiful and sometimes terrifying! Fully recommend it!
Written January 3, 2018
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Dear Miko1988 Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear, you had a good experience here at the museum and enjoyed our exhibitions. We hope to see you again Best Regards Trapholt / Maria
Written January 10, 2018
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Tina R
Kolding, Denmark26 contributions
Friends
I really enjoy Trapholt. For me personally I like just walking around and experiencing the shows and scenery. I recommend the guided tour of Arne Jacobsens summer house. Also the gift shop is quit nice and an exebetion in itself of Danish ceramics and art.
Written July 8, 2016
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AnA-Travelmac
Oslo, Norway22 contributions
Had a wonderfull visit to Kolding, Denmark.
Especially the Trapholt Museum, a museum of modern art and Danish design. I like to visit art museums around the world (most recently MOMA in NY), but this one had a special edge to it, that I found just magnificent. It is located just outside the city, in a park overlooking the Kolding fjord. The setting was just magic. I will never forget this place where art, design, nature and hospitality were so closely intertwined. Go, go, go! This is a must see!
By the way: The Castle of Kolding; Koldinghus is also a great experience ....
Written November 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for the review and for taking the time to write it here - we greatly appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you had a magical experience and enjoyed the museum and our exhibitions - we hope to see you again some other time. Kind regards Trapholt
Written November 25, 2019
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