Museum of Hørsholm

Closed for the winter. We open again in spring 2023.

➤ Sdr. Jagtvej 2, 2970 Hørsholm, 7217 0240. Call museum host on 6181 5832 in opening hours.

➤ Admission: adults 40 kr. – free for children under 18.

➤ Wheelchair access to the exhibitions, but no accessible toilet.

Contact us at post@museumns.dk for guided tours and additional opening hours.

Located in the city centre, the Museum of Hørsholm have special exhibitions and a small permanent exhibit about the ‘Press Freedom Period’ of 1770-73 and Hirscholm Castle.

There is no English information in the exhibit, but museum staff will be happy to show you around. There is also an English folder about the museum. There is a small giftshop with books and postcards.

The ‘Press Freedom Period’ and Hirscholm Castle.

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. Contact us at 7217 0240 / post@museumns.dk