Skagens Museum
Skagens Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Art museum in Skagen founded in 1908, and exhibiting an extensive collection of works by famous members of the colony of Skagen Painters who lived and worked in the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Names include P. S. Krøyer, Anna Ancher, Michael Ancher, Laurits Tuxen, Viggo Johansen, Marie Krøyer and Holger Drachmann.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Catarina
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
It's a beautiful museum with amazing paintings. The problem is lack of consideration for the visitors. One person selling tickets and a enormours queue, where people stood outside, very close to each other, for 45 minutes to buy a ticket. When we finally got our ticket (after waiting 45 min in the queue) we asked if we can use it an hour later due to a reservation in a restaurant nearby. The reply was "yes, but you have to be in queue again". When asked the reason, the answer was "kø kulture" (queue culture)... which makes no sense when we already been 45 minutes in a queue and then at to be in it again, in the same and only one where people buy tickets, but just to be able to enter.
Makes zero sense.
Written July 14, 2020
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Grete H
Skagen, Denmark6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I advise you to go to see the lovely paintings depicting the light of the area by the Skagen Painters. Dating from 1875-1935 the paintings depict the daily life of the (often) poor fishermen and their tough job fishing and rescueing in the wonderful light at Skagen. Come and see for yourself this unique place.
Written January 8, 2020
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Reslysten54
Vienna, VA2,463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is the main exposition of the Skagen school of painters, but linked to two other smaller museums that are also worthy of a visit. You can economize by buying a combination ticket to all three.

The history of this path-breaking group of artists is well summarized in succinct texts in Danish, English and German. Suffice it to say that what started in the late 1800s as a small group of young enthusiasts with modest means grew into a successful, celebrated and increasingly wealthy group of influencers.

They painted life as they saw it, en plein air, and often with local motifs showing everyday life in this fishing village. Anna Ancher was one of the leading group members, and unusually she had her roots in Skagen. This gave her a natural focus on local life.

But some of the most famous paintings in the museum are portraits of the leisure class, with finely dressed women strolling on the endless beach in the light that captivated the artists from the start.
Written July 3, 2023
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Tusind tak for den gode anmeldelse, det sætter vi stor pris på! Dejligt at høre, I havde en god oplevelse på alle tre museer: Skagens Museum, Anchers Hus og Drachmanns Hus
Written July 27, 2023
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Tristan S
Aalborg, Denmark3,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The current exhibition of works by Ann Anker was better than expected. Well arraged in seven different schemes, well done museum curator. But I discovered some new works by the master himself, P S Kroyer. My favourite was The Little Girl.
Written August 8, 2020
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Skagen is located about 100 kilometers north of the city of Aalborg and is the northernmost town in Denmark.

Around the 1870’s the remote fishing village of Skagen became an artists’ colony. The painters became famous for their works including some beautiful paintings of the life of local inhabitants.

The museum is located in the central part of Skagen. Paid parking may be available at locations around the old town area. Streets are narrow and distances rather short, so walking or biking may be the best way to get around. Also the railway station is within a short walk.

The collection is large and includes some excellent works by famous painters such as Krøyer, Ancher, Drachmann, and Tuxen. Tours are available and a combined ticket, which also includes the houses of Drachmann and Ancher is also a great possibility. A café and a good gift shop should also be mentioned.

Hours vary so check before going to avoid disappointments.
Written October 29, 2023
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Tusinde tak for den fine anmeldelse! Vi er meget glade for at høre, du havde en god oplevelse på museet
Written November 28, 2023
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MulleEllum
Oslo, Norway1,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
«An Angel’sKiss» is an exhibition worth seeing, especially in these times during the pandemic. «Sick girls in Nordic art» is the subtitle. Edvard Munch’s works are representative, fantastic and well known. Together with the Skagen painters, the exhibition is touching and well curated.
Look for more reviews by MulleEllum.
Written July 8, 2021
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travelmakesUrich
Winter Garden, FL3,744 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Small museum, but we enjoyed what we saw. It is definitely a study in the use of light.

The gift shop had a lot to offer - including postcards that had just the outline of the more popular paintings, so that aspiring artists can complete them on their own.

Step outside the museum for a snack or lunch for a beautiful outdoor dining opportunity among the flower gardens.
Written July 24, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review. We are very glad to hear that you had a nice experience, both in the galleries, the museum shop, and the museum garden!
Written July 26, 2022
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Skagen Art Museum located in this quaint small city is the place to be for those that enjoy nineteenth century Nordic Naturalist paintings.There are splendid paintings in this cozy museum by Peder Severin Kroyer,Michael Ancher,Anna Ancher,Oscar Bjorck,Carl Locher,and Christian Krohg.Most of these paintings depict the beauty of Skagen and the surrounding sea.Personal favorites were;Kroyer's"Summer Evening Skagen",Locher's"Skagen,South Beach";and Anna Ancher's"Sunlight in Blue Room".
Written December 3, 2007
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic art museum with a great collection of Krøyer, Ancher and other 'masters of light', Especially Anna Acher's paitings are worth studying. Spending at least two-three hours is a must. Very cozy café with good food and a lovely garden.
Written July 23, 2010
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NAW123
Foelgastell, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
We visited during our cruise in August and enjoyed a few hours in this museum. It had beautiful paintings and lovely helpful staff. They had even opened early which was great.
Written September 3, 2017
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Thank you for visiting Skagens Museum. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 5, 2017
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