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“Retrofitted clothing factory”

Brandts - Museum for art & visual culture
Ranked #9 of 147 things to do in Odense
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Owner description: Brandts is Denmarks first museum for art and visual culture. Here we present more than 10 exhibitions a year with new and classic art side by side with the popular images of the present. With a collection of more than 15.000 classic artworks, international photography, film and drawings you can experience some of the worlds best artists, photographers on our to beautiful adresses right in the centre of Odense. In our changing exhibitions you can explore the new visual culture that influences our lives today. At Brandts there is always somthing for the children and playfull souls of all ages in our creative workshop Spektaklet. Objects and storytelling will relate to the current major exhibitions, encouraging the whole family to work further with the theme in a fun and creative way. Brands consists of Brandts, Brandts Torv 1, 5000 Odense C and Brandts 13, Jernbanegade 13, 5000 Odense C. For opening hours check our website
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Retrofitted clothing factory”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This textile factory covered a large area in Odense, and has been transformed into a complex that includes several museums, cafes, stores, restaurants, and more - making it hard to review, since the site is always changing a bit, and because the museum shows vary in focus and quality. But generally speaking, this area is where many people go to hang out in the evenings and on weekends. There are many special events here, including outdoor concerts, films, and happenings. If you have not been here, then you have missed an important part of Odense.

Visited June 2013
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Odense, Danmark
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18 reviews
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“Kind of boring”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Visited the museum with some friends who where in from Copenhagen. Many of the exhibitions did not live up to the expectations and they generally need to be more interactive.

Visited February 2013
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“Art and photography exhibits ”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

An old renovated clothing ("klaede" is a danish word for cloth when used in clothing) factory in the center of Odense was turned into a museum/building for various activities and house for exhibitions. 
The exhibitions change frequently, so it would make little sense to list the current ones here. Although I think the exhibition on top floor is permanent. That one is about the development of printing, the starting phases of what has today become the freedom of speech, and of the impact the written word has had on the world. Unfortunately a large part of this exhibit is only in Danish. 
The theme of photography is also permanent although the exhibit changes.
Brandts Klædefabrik is well worth a visit. 
Speaking of worth - when you chose your ticket I can recommend to chose the type called "Brunch og kunst" (Brunch and art). 
With this ticket you get access to all exhibits and you can afterwards go to one of 5 café's close by, and use part of the ticket-price to pay for your food.
4 of the 5 café's are located in the small passage-way/side-street that ends at the back entrance to Brandt's Klædefabrik. (The 5'th cafè is right next door).
We payed 138,-Dk for our tickets (each) and afterwards we got 100,-Dk refunded (for each ticket) from our meal at Cafè Cuckoos Nest.
In summary I can really recommend Brandt's Klædefabrik as a place to visit in Odense.

Thank Krulletje
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Odense, Denmark
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“Great! Definitely go”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

A very cool art gallery, was one of my highlights. They had a sensory installation (built for children but I still went in!) at the time that was just wonderful. Definitely worth a look at, plus it's Odense's more modern art space.

Visited May 2012
Thank Rachel B
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Odense, Denmark
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Old textile factory converted into an art museu. First floor very interesting photo exhibitions, second floor art. third floor weird and provocative media museum. If you are planning your visit for 2012, I recommend you to go on Thursdays 17-21, as it is free on that days.

Visited April 2012
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