Museum of Hørsholm

Located in the city centre, the Museum of Hørsholm have two smaller exhibits. There is no English information, but museum staff will be happy to show you around.

Archaeological exhibit

Meet the stone age hunters who lived in the Nivå area 7.500 years ago. Local archaeological digs unearthed exceptionally well-preserved graves and remains of huts and tools – even leftovers. Some of the graves can be seen in the exhibit.

Come face to face with the ancient inhabitants of Denmark in the reconstructed head of a 5-year-old boy. In the Stone Age, the sea level in Øresund was 5-6 meters higher than today, and the coastline was different. A fjord provided the ideal place to settle with access to both fishing and hunting.

Hirscholm Castle and the Age of Enlightenment

Hirschholm Castle was the setting of dramatic events in the 1770’s. The tragic love affair between Queen Caroline Mathilde and Johann Friedrich Struensee, the Kings royal physician, caused a scandal.  The story is also popularized in the historical drama ‘A Royal Affair’.

For a brief period, Strueensee was the de facto regent of the country and tried to reform society according to enlightenment ideals. Among many reforms he abolished torture, enforced labor and censorship of the press.

Hirschholm castle was torn down around 1810. In the exhibit, you can learn more about the Castle and Struensee – his rise to power, downfall and dramatic death.

Visiting Museum of Hørsholm

Sdr. Jagtvej 2, 2970 Hørsholm, 7217 0240.

Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 13-16. Free admission.
Closed December and January. Open 2nd day of Easter and 2nd Pentecost.
Looking for guided tours and additional opening hours? Contact us at post@museumns.dk

Giftshop

Books and postcards

Directions/Parking

For directions from your destination, use Google Maps. Parking close to the museum.

Disabled access

Wheelchair access to the exhibitions, but no accessible toilet.