Løkkegade 35

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Oluf Høst Museum

In June 1998 the Oluf Høst museum opened on the Danish island of Bornholm. The island’s great artist Oluf Høst (1884-1966) now has his own museum in Gudhjem – naturally located in the family home "Norresân", which he built in 1929 and lived in until his death.

Norresân is a wonderful house which Høst built from two fishermen’s cottages. And when you walk through the large and fascinating rocky garden you realize immediately why Høst loved his home so much. This is where he painted many of the paintings which have made him one of the most famous modern Danish artists.
The rocky garden facing the sacred rocky outcrop known as "Bokul" is a unique experience.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Oluf Høst’s summer studio is at the top of the rocky garden, offering a view of Gudhjem. This is where the museum’s documentation department can be found, with an exhibition recounting the story of the artist and the lives lived in the house.

Previous Exhibitions

Samuel Joensen Mikines and Oluf Høst.
23. june till 23. september.

Dialogue with Høst. 25 walking in Høst’s traces
Exhibition in the museums summeratelier
4.may till 23. september.

Exhibitions (2)

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Adults: DKK 45,-
Children (7-15 incl.): DKK 15,- (accompanied by 1 paying adult)
Groups of 20 or more: DKK 35,-
School classes
of 20 or more persons : DKK 30,-

Opening hours

6.5. - 12.6.
11 am – 5 pm,

13.6. - 25.9.
11 am – 5 pm,

Getting there

The museum is on Løkkegade in the centre of Gudhjem with parking for cars and busses very close at hand.

Route 3:
Rønne - Aarsballe - Østerlars - Gudhjem
Route 7:
Route 9:
Address: Løkkegade 35, DK-3760 Gudhjem



The outdoor café offers light refreshments and a view of the garden and the wonderful countryside of Bornholm.
In the garden you also find two children houses with activities for the small ones.

Museums Shop

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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Have a look at our museum remotely


Oluf Høst was born on 18 March 1884 at Svaneke on the island of Bornholm. He attended various schools of art in Copenhagen between the years 1906 and 1915. These included the Academy of Fine Arts and painter Harald Giersing's school. Through Giersing, a contemporary avant-garde artist, he extended his knowledge of European art, not least expressionism, which was regarded as a basic discipline at the school

For Høst, it was Cézanne who had the greatest influence on his development. Cézanne was his ideal in artistic matters, although Høst emphasised the great differences between their works, which in his opinion were due to the climatic differences in their surroundings and which meant that Høst felt himself solidly anchored in a Nordic tradition.
"We have our seasons, the light nights, the enchantment that we must struggle with, while Cézanne lived in a place where there was no weather as such, as it was always the same."

Høst returned to Bornholm in 1929 and thereby finally had the opportunity to paint the motifs that awoke his enthusiasm and which he maintained an interest in throughout his life. Views of Gudhjem, the herring smokehouses, the St. Hans midsummer bonfires, dramatic fires and, not least, Bognemark, became recurrent motifs. The Bognemark farm, located on top of a cliff above Norresân, had already become a major motif by the end of the 20s. Høst bought the farm in 1935 and established a second studio there.

Oluf Høst married his fellow student, Hedvig Wiedemann, in 1913 with whom he had two sons, Ole and Niels. They created a home together that attracted many contemporary intellectuals, among them Otto Gelsted, who often visited them. In...+ [ Read all ]


Guided tours (max. 25 persons)
Weekdays: DKK 400,-
Saturdays and Sundays: DKK 550,-

Admittance after 5 p.m.(incl. guide)
Price: kr. 950,-
To this you will have to add
the price of the tickets.


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