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We’re looking forward to seeing you at Designmuseum Danmark. Here are a few answers to practical questions before your visit.

The buildings

Designmuseum Danmark is housed on the premises of what was once the Royal Frederik’s Hospital, built in 1751 as Denmark’s first public hospital. It has also been home to the design studio and furniture school of Kaare Klint, one of the originators of modern Danish design. We take good care of the building, and are glad our guests can enjoy this listed building where so much Danish design history has been created.

Read more about the museum’s history and architecture

Things you need a ticket for

Your ticket gives you access to all of the museum’s exhibits and collections. But you can visit Designmuseum Danmark’s shop, café, library, and the museum garden without buying a ticket.
Please note: The entrance to the exhibitions closes 30 minutes before the museum closes.

See our opening hours and admission fees

Evening open on Thursdays

We are open every Thursday evening until 8 PM.

Wardrobe lockers

Backpacks, larger bags and umbrellas are not allowed in to the exhibition area. Our visitors are welcome to use our wardrobe lockers to your right at the museum entrance (dimensions: 35x40x45 cm, a limited number of large boxes measuring 35x80x45 cm). All storage at own risk.


The museum has no public parking places. The closest public parking garage is in Dronningens Tværgade, about a five-minute walk away.

Due to construction work, there will be limited parking availability from late February to April 2024. We will strive to reserve spaces for parking with handicap signs, but access will be severely limited during this period.

Read more at:

Visit Copenhagen: Parking as a tourist in Copenhagen

Eating and drinking

Eating and drinking is not allowed in the museum. For refreshments, please visit the museum’s Café FORMAT. During the warm months, schools and kindergartens can bring food and enjoy it in the museum garden outside the café.

Read more here


Photography is allowed at the museum, but the use of tripods, flash or extra lighting requires special permission. Commercial photo shoots at the museum also need a special permit.

Feel free to share your photos with the hash tag #designmuseumdanmark

Visit our press room


Disabled access/wheelchairs

You can get around the main floor of the museum in a wheelchair, and access exhibits, the café, the shop, and the library. Unfortunately, the museum has no elevator to the first floor, where the conference facilities, assembly hall, and porcelain collection are located. We have a light wheelchair available for loan. Assistants to persons using wheelchairs receive free admission.

Parking for vehicles designed for the handicapped is allowed with a special permission sign, which can be obtained from the museum’s ticket sales area.

Due to construction work, there will be limited parking availability from late February to April 2024. We will strive to reserve spaces for parking with handicap signs, but access will be severely limited during this period.

Baby carriages and pushchairs

To protect our collections, you are not allowed to bring your own baby carriages, prams, strollers, or pushchairs into the exhibition areas. You can borrow a folding stroller at our ticket counter.

Please notice, that our strollers are suitable for children 1 yr or older.

If your baby is too young to sit upright in a stroller, we recommend that you bring a baby carrier.

Visit with kidsChildren & Families

Diapering area and breastfeeding

There are diapering areas in the toilets in the entrance hall, and breastfeeding is allowed everywhere in the museum.

Find out more about visiting with children


Toilets are available on the ground floor and on the first floor. A disabled access toilet and a diapering area are available in the entrance hall.


There is free WIFI throughout the museum.


Pets are not allowed in the museum. Only guide dogs for the disabled are permitted.


Smoking is prohibited at the museum.

The Museum Garden

In the middle of the museum lies the oasis of The Museum Garden. There is free access to the garden and the cafe’s terrace.

Book rooms for parties, meetings, conferences

Designmuseum Danmark’s historic Assembly Hall can be rented out for parties, lectures, concerts, receptions, etc. There is room to seat up to 120 people. We have A/V equipment and internet access with WIFI. Our wonderful cafe FORMAT offers a variety of packages for meetings, receptions, conferences, events and much more.

Book rooms at Designmuseum Danmark

Visit cafe FORMAT

Terms and conditions for booking and payment cards

We have collected all the fine print in one place. Read here about the fees on international credit cards, and the terms and conditions when it comes to “Support the Museum” and when you purchase guided tours and courses.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Audioguide / Podcast

You can listen to our podcast before or during your visit. In this podcast you will get the story of our museum and Danish design.

You will get an understanding of the qualities that makes Danish design special. From the famous chairs from the Golden Age of Danish design to the modern solutions of today, where designers bring important issues like sustainability and environmental issues into their designs.

Listen on your favorite device: Danish design podcast