Welcome to SMK

The SMK is the National Gallery of Denmark and the largest art museum in the country. Every day we study art, restore it, photograph it, move it, exhibit it, and discuss it. We invite you to explore art in your own way as you join us for new exhibitions, performances, concerts, art talks, films, creative workshops, and tours of the Collections. Welcome to the SMK. We look forward to seeing you!

The collections

No other museum in Denmark shows such a rich and varied selection of art – from the European classics of the Renaissance to the overwhelming diversity of modern and contemporary art. The SMK is especially famous for its beautiful collection of Danish Golden Age art, the country’s most comprehensive collection of Danish contemporary art – and one of the world’s best Matisse collections.
See it all, or just what you feel like. Spend five hours or five minutes. The Collections are always free.

Meet the museum

We like the museum full of life. The brief video shows some of what we have to offer.

Cafe

Enjoy brunch, coffee, homemade cake and other treats to complement your visit. In summer we also serve coffee in the garden.

Bookshop

Take a piece of the art world home with you – choose from a selection of the best Danish and international art books.

SMK annual pass

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Guided tours

See SMK’s masterpieces on a free guided tour. Sundays at 14:00 (in Danish).

The director's favourites

Be inspired by Mikkel Bogh's recommendations as you explore the city yourself..

Turist Information at the SMK

If you need a map of the city, a ticket for the Parkmuseerne museum district or a Copenhagen Card, the SMK Tourist Information is a good place to start.

Tuesdays - Sundays 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesdays 10:00 - 20:00
Mondays Closed
Special opening days
25 May 2015
14 October 2015

Closed
24 December 2015
25 December 2015
31 December 2015
1 January 2016

/ Free admission
/ Admission fees apply to selected special exhibitions

Special exhibitions

Read up on our current exhibitions.

Calendar

Events, guided tours and much more.

Find us

5 minutes on foot from train/metro, in the heart of Copenhagen.

Special access

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Share your experience

Have you visited the SMK? We’d love to hear your thoughts – and see your smartphone masterworks. Use #smkmuseum to join the stream and see what others are sharing.

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