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.


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

SMK Shop

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

Free admission to all exhibitions at the museum and discounts at the café and bookshop.

Guided tours

See SMK’s masterpieces on a guided tour.

Visiting with children

Join our guided tours for children or attend the workshops, where you can create your own works of art. These are just some of our offers when visiting with children.

Tourist 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.

The Sketching Room

Come and practice your drawing skills in the SMK Sketching Room.

Tuesdays - Sundays 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesdays 11:00 - 20:00
Mondays Closed
Admission fees
Adults: DKK 110
Under 30: DKK 85
Under 18: Free
1 adult + 1 child: DKK 90
Annual pass holders: Free
Groups (10+): DKK 100 per person

Special opening days
21 May
15 October 2018

24 December 2018
25 December 2018
31 December 2018
1 January 2019


Read up on our current exhibitions.


Events, guided tours and much more.

Find us

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

Special access

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

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