The northcoast arttriennial - heretage

from 22th of June to 20th of October 2019​

This year the museum is showing 3 works of art from 3 prominent artists: 

Alexander Tovborg

Sophia Kalkau

Tim Hinman /Third Ear

Their works are based upon the hereitage that the sculptur Rudolph Tegner left for times to come.

Alexander Tovborg

The Deity and its Creators, 2019

Myths are generally about how gods and heroes came into being and often myths have a begin– ning and an end. Alexander Tovborg, like Rudolph Tegner, is interested in myths and religion. With The Deity and its Creators, Tovborg enters into dialogue with one particular pencil sketch by Tegner, which lends its name to the exhibition.

In his picturesque artwork, Tovborg recreates parts of the motif from Tegner’s sketch. The paintings are large and installed so they mirror the course of the myth from start to finish. In this way, the myth takes on a physical form and appears as an independent space that you can step into. When you move through the space, you are surrounded by a mythical story told in pictures and can occupy the space of one of
the characters in the artwork - just as Tegner’s sculptures in the museum occupy a space. In this way, Tovborg’s art is made accessible to the spe– ctator and the other artworks in the museum.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1983 Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

The work has been realized with the support of The Danish Arts Foundation. 

Sophia Kalkau

Rudolphs Balls, 2019​

On Rusland’s infertile sandy soil, Rudolph Tegner’s sculptures extend dramatically towards the sky. Symbolic, vitalistic, epic and dramatic artworks. The struggle of a genius
and his martyrdom. According to Tegner, woman is connected to the earth, motherhood and

the demonic. It is woman who tries to lead man astray as he strives for spirituality.

Sophia Kalkau’s artwork is based on Tegner’s landscape and his story. Tegner and Eros, ero– ticism and woman. Not far from Tegner’s statue Woman from The Rivals, Sophia Kalkau has placed a pair of large and heavy dropshaped objects in the heather–strewn landscape. They could have fallen from the sky, be seed pods from a prehistoric tree or autumn fruit, but their title is Rudolph’s Balls.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1960 Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

The work has been realized with the support of The Danish Arts Foundation 

Tim Hinman / Third Ear 

A Hymn, 2019

In his own words, Rudolph Tegner described The Arch of Life, the project which he hoped to be his life’s work, as a hymn about human life from birth to death. “I wanted to express their joys and sorrows, their loves and break–ups, their struggles, victories and defeats, until lone– liness takes each one of them into its embrace."

With his sound installation, Tim Hinman mirrors Tegner’s thoughts and his artwork. Located in the main hall in the centre of the museum, two chairs face the artwork known as The Arch of Life. Here, you can listen to hundreds of voices from recordings Tim Hinman has made over the past 20 years through his work with audio, pod–casts and radio. The voices tell real life stories and together they form Tim Hinman’s hymn about contemporary human life.

Born in London, England, 1968
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark 

Practical information

Opening hours

Monday closed

15 April - 31 May

from 12.00 to 17.00

June, July & August

from 11.00 to 18.00

September till last Sunday of the schoolholidays in october (week 42) from 12.00 to 17.00



70 DKK

Pensioners & students

55 DKK

Groups more than 10 people

55 DKK per person

Children under 18 years accompanied by adults



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​

For children

Children are most welcome at the museum accompanied by adults. There is free admission for children aged 0-18 years. Statue park is a perfect place for children and there are beautiful trees to climb on.

Drawing table​

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

Guided tours are available for museum visitors once every month during the season. 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
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 . "​



Today there are 14 statues located in Statue Park:

  1. King Oedipus , 1903
  2. Victory, 1921
  3. Earth Bound, 1898-99
  4. The Nest, 1916-17
  5. The thirsty Children, 1914
  6. In Mulmets lap, 1915
  7. Mystery of Love , 1913-18
  8. Woman from the group The Rivals, 1918-19
  9. Aphrodite's belt , 1924-25
  10. Herakles and Wild Pig, 1919
  11. Woman's torso, 1911
  12. Toner , 1897
  13. My wife Elna, 1912
  14. Sun-maiden, 1942



Rudolph Tegner fulfilled his dream to build a museum for his works in 1937-38. As an architect, he decided himself on the museum's design, both aesthetics and functionality, and as it was one of the earliest existing concrete buildings, where concrete was used both for construction and decorations, this museum became very visionary.
Tegner’s museum was to have large dimensions as several of the artist's works are enormous. The museum's core is octagonal and in the middle it is 11 meters to the ceiling. Around this core central part the lower exhibition halls should have been placed. For economic reasons, only two of these rooms are reality today. There are no windows overlooking the park in the museum, only a single frontal window on the first floor. The museum was to be illuminated through the glass roof only, so that museum visitors were not distracted by the beautiful nature around the museum
Tegner consciously tried to give museum’s visitors the feeling of stepping into a treasure chest, by making the entrance much smaller than the building itself. In this way, the visitor is overwhelmed by the dimensions and the light as soon as he steps inside. The museum's facade has deep parallels to ancient Greek temple buildings.

Rudolph Tegner lies under the floor of the great central hall. He was buried in an oak coffin in the 1950. Elna Tegner was cremated and her urn lies at the base of "Apollo" statue, also in the central hall.

Support our Museum​

​RudolphTegner Museum and Statue Park areoperated and owned by a private foundation, founded by Rudolph and Elna Tegner. The museums existence is based on itsown admission fee revenues and an annual grant from Gribskov Municipality.

Our museumaims to preserve museum's original spirit and keep the operation costs stable and minimal. Wewould like to offer our guests good experience, availability, and interesting initiatives that help to highlight Rudolph Tegner’s works and him as an artist. Therefore we are seeking additional funds for the ongoing projects in order to improve our guests' experience.

It is possible to support the museum in different ways:

If you want to support the museum with a donation this can help our efforts to maintain the museum and to develop new activities. You can transfer your donation directly to the museums bank account reg. 2255 konto 6889657578. NORDEA. Please indicateyour name, address and email.
You are alsowelcome to contact the museum director Luise Gomard by email: to hear more about possibilities for supporting specific projects.

Today we are raising funds for the following activities:

1) Tegner Library - the library must be available to guests and include all the books where Tegner’s artworks are mentioned.
2) Photo album ofTegner’s works - an illustrated book showing Tegner’s works inhigh quality
3) An english audio guide

Museets åbningstider

Statueparken er åben hele året

​Museets åbningstider:

21. april - 31. maj​         

tirsdag - søndag kl. 11-16

juni, juli & august             

tirsdag - søndag kl. 10-17

​september til 24. oktober               

tirsdag - søndag kl. 11-16

Adresse og kontakt

Museumsvej​ 19, 3120 Dronningmølle

Tlf: +45 49719177


Cvr. nr. 10153948


Vedr. presse eller ønske om at anvende museet eller Statueparken som location

kontakt: Luise Gomard


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