Gammel Strandvej 2

Phone: +45 49141017
Fax: +45 49141057
Website: http://www.nivaagaard-en.

Nivaagaards Malerisamling - Nivaagaard Collection Of Paintings

The Nivaagaard Picture Gallery was established by estate owner Johannes Hage, who donated his private art collection to the general public as an independent institution in 1908. The museum is situated in a large Romantic garden with old, beautiful trees and many different kinds of rhododendrons.

The museum is a place where you can experience outstanding works of art from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, the baroque art of the Netherlands and the Danish Golden Age. The museum furthermore displays two annual special exhibitions, often featuring more recent and contemporary art.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

The museum's permanent collection consists of works from the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and the Danish Golden Age, and there are especially three dominant genres, namely portrait, landscape painting and the religious motif.

Renaissance and Baroque
The Renaissance is represented by a number of Italian artists, among others, Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Lorenzo Lotto, Bernardino Luini and Sofonisba Anguissola. From the more northern degrees of latitude one can find works of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Peter Brueghel the Younger.

The museum also has a fine collection of landscape paintings from the Netherland baroque period by Jan van Goyen, Salomon Ruysdael, Aert van der Neer and Jacob van Ruisdael. Moreover, one of the Painting Collection's gems is a landscape painting by the Frenchman Claude Lorrain.

Another well-represented genre is portrait art, which comprises portraits by Anton van Dyck, Rembrandt and Cornelis de Vos.

The Danish Golden Age
The collection of Danish Golden Age art consists of a number of fine works by the best painters of the period, including C.W. Eckersberg, Christen KĂžbke, J. Th. Lundbye, Wilhelm Marstrand, Martinus RĂžrbye and P.C. Skovgaard.

Previous Exhibitions

27 January - 29 April 2007:
Urik MÞller. Landscape

17 May - 7 October 2007:

Uffe Christoffersen
H.C. Andersens (Modern Danish)
Poul Anker Bech
Maja Lisa Engelhardt
Jens Adolf Jerichau & Co.
Preben Fjederholt
Erik Hoppe
Mogens Andersen
Thomas Kluge
Johan Vilhelm Gertner
William Scharff
The Style of Faith in Danish Golden Age Art
Art from Art
Ernst Zeuthen
High Renaissance in Elsinore
Erik Raadal and Jeppe Madsen-Ohlsen


Adult: DKK 45.00

Seniors, students and groups (min. 10 people). DKK 40.00

Children (under 18 years of age): Free

Opening hours

Tuesday - Fridays Noon - 4 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays 11 AM - 5 PM

Mondays: Closed

Please Note: The museum is closed weekdays in December and January, but open during the weekend.

Getting there

By Train: Kystbanen/ KĂžbenhavn-HelsingĂžr [Copenhagen - Elsinore]

By Bus: No. 95N, 354, 375, 388, 821(telebus)

NivÄ Station: Ten-minute walk to the museum

By Car: Rute152: Strandvejen
E47/E55: -From the south: Exit 6
- From north: Exit 5 going toward HumlebĂŠk. Turn left at the traffic light, and turn left again at the next light after 3 km.


Disabled Access:
The entire museum and the café are wheelchair accessible, and there are restroom facilities reserved for disabled persons.

The museum has a cozy café overlooking the garden. Here you may enjoy a light arrangement or buy some goodies for your coffee.

Museum Shop:
You can purchase books, postcards and posters by the ticket sales counter.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events



The permanent collection at the Painting Collection at Nivaagaard offers many educational opportunities within Danish, history, painting, religion, music and maths.

The collection principally comprises works of art from the Italian and Northern European Renaissance, the baroque art of the Netherlands and the Danish Golden Age. Within these ages, one can work with many, different themes and topics, and if a class has a special request, we will gladly tailor a tour or an educational event around this.

Both tours and educational events are free of charge to school classes.