Kunsten Museum of Modern Art


Art and Culture

North Jutland has extremely diverse culture to offer. The local museums have world-class art, Aalborg has international architecture, and the local castles, manor houses and churches are in a class of their own.

Art Museums and Galleries in Eastern North Jutland


KUNSTEN - Museum Of Modern Art Aalborg

Experience fantastic art at Kunsten, one of Denmark's architectural gems designed by the world-renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Here, you'll find world-class modern art from both Denmark and abroad – and be sure to bring the kids along. There are plenty of fun activities and creative workshops for both young and old. The museum has extended opening hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with always something extra happening – such as the Summer Lounge with a relaxed atmosphere, live music, street food, talks, and pop-up events

Skagen museum
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Skagens Kunstmuseer

Art in Denmark's northernmost city. Experience art right where it was created. You can always find the iconic paintings of the Skagen painters, and in 2023, you can visit a special exhibition about Marie Krøyer's visual art, interior design, and furniture. Visit the museum itself, and also stop by the two artist homes, Anchers Hus and Drachmanns Hus.

Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum
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Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum

The only museum in the Nordic region dedicated to ex-libris art. In the middle of Frederikshavn, you step into a paradise for art and ex-libris enthusiasts. The museum features changing, exciting exhibitions and the world's largest collection of ex-libris, which are often artistic bookplates – a total of 250,000 original pieces.

Læsø Kunsthal
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Læsø Kunsthal

Læsø Kunsthal invites you to changing exhibitions with contemporary art throughout the summer, and at Luddes Hus and on the ferry Margrete Læsø, you can enjoy the art that the Kunstforeningen helps bring to the island.

Dronninglund Kunstcenter
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Dronninglund Kunstcenter

In the midst of nature, you'll find a distinctive museum building full of inspiring exhibitions, including painting, watercolor, and glass art. Also, visit the small café and gallery shop.

Voergaard Slot
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Voergaard Slot

Voergaard Castle from 1481 has a large art collection, including works by Rafael and Goya. Join a guided tour and see, for example, 'Les Diamants de la Couronne,' developed in collaboration with Jim Lyngvild.

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Find more experiences in art and culture by exploring our cultural centers, venues, theaters, and cinemas.

Street art i Aalborg

Street art in Aalborg

Photo: Kim Mikael Jensen

Close to Culture in North Jutland

Aalborghallen i Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center: AKKC
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AKKC - Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center

Are you into stand-up comedy, concerts, classical music, opera, ballet, theater, musicals, revues, or shows for children? You'll find it all here! With three stages and over 100 Danish and international cultural experiences each year, Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center welcomes you. AKKC is the only event venue in Denmark certified with the Sustainable Development Goals and the international standard ISO 20121.

Efterårsferie på Utzon Center
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Utzon Center

The Utzon Center is a truly unique and fantastic place where you can easily spend hours gaining new knowledge, exploring interesting perspectives, and engaging in unconventional thinking. Until early November, you can, for example, visit 'Super Dansk,' focusing on craftsmanship and art. If you have children, we recommend bringing them along and letting them loose in the world of architecture full of child-friendly activities. Relax your legs and mind at Restaurant Jørn with a quiet glass in the courtyard or enjoy a meal with a view of the Limfjord.

Kulturhus Kappelborg
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Kulturhus Kappelborg

Kappelborg is Skagen's cultural hub – full of possibilities for all ages. Come inside and find, among other things, a library, cinema, exhibition hall, and events in music, theater, and lectures.

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Nordjyske Museer

Visit the burial ground at Lindholm Høje, where the numerous stone settings mark almost 700 graves. Continue to the Viking Museum, where you can learn more about Viking life and antiquity in the area. You can also join a city tour focusing on topics such as the Middle Ages, witches, or the plague and get answers to all sorts of questions about Aalborg's past.

Kystmuseet Bangsbo Fort
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Nordjyllands Kystmuseum

Nordjyllands Kystmuseum consists of four fantastic museums: Experience maritime history in Bangsbo, learn everything about the lives of Skagen's fishermen, hear about the medieval town of Sæby, and explore the bunkers in Frederikshavn.

Aalborg Teater
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Aalborg Teater

Theater in historical surroundings. In the building from 1878, you can experience performances for both children and adults that stimulate reflection on both the grand and the small, all while being thoroughly entertained.

Regan VEST Ring 1
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Koldkrigsmuseet REGAN Vest

Visit the secret bunker. The atom-proof bunker Regan Vest was secretly built in the 1960s with the purpose that the government, officials, and the sitting monarch had a place to seek refuge in the event of a nuclear war. The bunker stands untouched and can be visited on guided tours – remember to buy a ticket in advance!

Musikkens Hus i Aalborg
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Musikkens Hus

Spoil your ears and enjoy everything from music and musicals to lectures and life stories in beautiful architecture overlooking the Limfjord. Musikkens Hus also hosts the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.