There is a ramp at the entrance to the museum so that wheelchair users have good access to the entire exhibition. Toilet facilities for persons with wheelchairs are being built for the opening of the museum on the 15th of april 2014.
Find us by car
You can plan your route by car at Krak. Free parking is provided near the museum
Find us by public transport
Find bus- and train schedule at rejseplanen
If you come by train in Helsingør-Gilleleje direction, you need to get off the train at Kildekrog Trinbræt or Dronningmølle Stations.
Print walking directions from the station to museum here: Map
Traktørsted – Coffe shop
At the museum is a small Coffe shop with seating for 18 people inside and approximately 30 people outdoors. Are you part of a larger company can be a good idea to book at least a week before arrival. Call by phone 4971 9177 in the museum's opening hours.
A light lunch (June, July and august)
Otherwise today's soup with bread
Beer and water
Packed lunch can be enjoyed on the purchase of drinks / coffee and cake
Tuesday-Sunday from 12 noon-17 /closed in winter
Children are most welcome at the museum accompanied by adults. There is free admission for children aged 0-14 years. Statue park is a perfect place for children and there are beautiful trees to climb on.
At the top floor of the museum building, in the room with the windows overlooking the park, there are some tables and chairs with paper and coloured pencils. If you are brave you can try to draw some of the Rudolph Tegner’s clay sketches, exhibited in the large cabinet along the wall. It is possible to use our graphic pads when youmove around between the items of the collection and draw. For very small children we have "painting book sheets" with the Tegner's sculptures that you can colour.
Guided tours are availablefor museum visitors once every month during theseason. The dates are posted in the calendar.
It is possible to book a guided tour of the museum's collection. The tours contain a lot of facts about Rudolph Tegner's life and his works as well as the museum's existence.
If you want to make an appointments please call museum’s office at +45 49 71 91 77 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our guided tour costs 675 DKK + admission fee and lasts approx. 50 minutes.
It is possible to book guided tours in Danish, English, Italian and Russian
Rudolph Tegner (1873 – 1950)
Tegner's natural talent was boosted by the encounter with the ancient culture, when he at the age of 15 visited Acropolis and since that time the ancient world occupied him throughout his artistic life. The first major work during his study at the Academy was a Faun (1891), which is now exhibited at Charlottenborg.
After graduation from the Academy, he lived several years in Paris where he got acquainted with the symbolism and art nouveau's meandering organic ornaments. Later he visited Italy, where he was fascinated by Michelangelo's "Day and Night" and "Morning and Evening," which he described as "gigantic in form and expression, heavily dormant in their marble splendor."
Based on these ideals his often violent and theatrical expressions evoked confusion and resistance in the Danish art world and created turbulence around his person that would characterize his entire artistic career. His irrepressible visionary creativity resulted in large projects that inevitably sparked public controversy.
Between campaigns he acquired new strength and inspiration from travelling to Greece, Italy, Spain, the Near East, North Africa and France, where he had winter home and studio in the last period of life, and where recognition of his work was greater than in his homeland.
Strength and support he found also in his marriage to Elna, as it was her economic means, which allowed the creation of the monument, which has secured his works for posterity: the sculpture park and the unique museum.
In the description of The Port of Life - the project that he hoped would be his life's work – Tegner formulated what could be a slogan for all his artistic endeavours:
"My goal was to create a hymn to Human life, from their birth to death, depicted in Stone and Bronze. I wanted to express their joys and sorrows, their love and marriage, their struggles, victories and defeats, all the way till the solitude embraces each and every of them.
" The Port of Life had to be built up of columns that together formed a Arch over which Helios in a carriage of four horses is aiming to the Sun. Gate, we all go through. Individuals and groups of people are streaming up these aspiring columns as symbol of human aspirations . "