Rudolph Tegner's Museum and Statue park

Statues in heathery hills and concrete architecture

Men and women in bronze are looking over the heathery hills in the park. And in the impressive octagonal room in the museum, where the ceiling is 11 metres above you, you find more men and women, now in white plaster. It is a very special experience walking around in Rudolph Tegner’s Museum and the Statue Park – a calm yet intense experience where beautiful nature and bombastic concrete architecture are combined.  

Use the route-planner in the Copenhagen Card app the find the easiest route.

A walk in Russia

The natural resort where you find Rudolph Tegner’s statues is called Russia. The rather special name relates to the remoteness of the place. However, from Russia and Rudolph Tegner’s Museum to the nearest town, i.e. Dronningmølle in North Sealand, is only 2 kilometres.

In the park, you find 14 Rudolph Tegner statues while walking around the heathery hills outside the museum. See the art in Rudolph Tegner’s Statue Park.

Almost like a church

The museum room was designed by Rudolph Tegner himself with the purpose of housing all his artworks. It was built in 1937-38, and when walking through the large port, you almost feel like being in a church room. The solid walls, the high ceiling and the absence of large windows make all sounds resonate between the statues.

The permanent collection counts 355 of Rudolph Tegner’s artworks. Most of them are originals in plaster; others are in bronze and marble.

Climbing trees and activities for children

Children are welcome at the museum. In Statue Park, there are climbing trees. You can also go treasure hunting or orienteering during your visit – both require that you have information about the artworks. If you want to be creative, you can visit the drawing workshop to try to draw various artworks. Activities for children all over North Sealand.

Søren’s Café

When you have walked the hills and experienced the octagonal museum room, you can visit the café where you can get lunch or a cup of coffee. The café at Rudolph Tegner’s Museum is open in the summer half. They serve coffee, tea, cake, sandwiches, ice cream, etc. Here you find the opening hours of Café Søren at Rudolph Tegner’s Museum.

One of Denmark’s great sculptors

Rudolph Tegner was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1893. His art was very controversial at that time. His work is intense, dramatic and huge and comes under the art form called vitalism. And they formed a great contrast to other Danish sculptors such as Bertel Thorvaldsen.

For a great part of his artistic life, Rudolph Tegner lived in France and 1916; he bought the area outside Dronningmølle, where he constructed his museum. Here, he is buried together with his wife, Elna.

Combine your trip to Tegner's museum with a nice day-trip to the beach town Hornbæk

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Opening Hours

15.04.2024 - 31.05.2024:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00
Friday: 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00


Museumsvej 19

3120 Dronningmølle